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Apr202012

Hunter Gatherer: Colour Block

As is evident everywhere one goes (or looks), colour blocking is the trend du jour. On my last trip to London, I made the following photographic observations.

 

 

Even the buildings are at it.

There's nothing quite like a shot of colour in a sea of concrete and glass. It never fails to warm the cockles.

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I love the last two, of the chartreuse panels in the glass windows. Very Mondrian! Obviously, I'm a big fan of colorblocking when it's done well and these examples you've included are just that. I think I like it more in buildings and interior spaces than in clothing, go figure! Happy weekend, lovely!

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

awesome photos chi... inspiration really is everywhere isn't it!?!

April 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersue

I have to say, I'm not the hugest fan of color blocking in general...I don't know, maybe too contrasty for me? I often find that trends grow on me, so maybe I'll change my mind... That being said, I do love how you've managed to pull in the "trend" in such an inspiring way. These pops of color, I can totally get on board with! I especially like the last photo. Hope you've had a great weekend, dear. I'm just now catching up!

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I spy a Piers Gough building right on the end, the mustard one. He's a genius at colour blocking. I used to live in The Circle in Shad Thames. London stock clad in purple ceramic tiles. Lovely!

Love Neobankside, would so love a flat in there xxx

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterannabel

Great photos Chi! Colour blocking is something I've not really looked out for in the past, so thanks for the new angle! Catch up on Saturday! Cx

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercaroline

Hi Chi!
Erin, no fair! I was going to say that it was "very Mondrian." Guess I should have arrived sooner. ;) Great observations and photos, Chi. I can see a blog series in the making.

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa

Loving these! Your "photographic observations" are awesome-sauce! I particuarly want prints of the last 2 shots with all of that delicious neon/yellow...

If you decide to sell prints, I will buy!

xo, K

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKinga

These are great. I'm in love with the first one as it has a subtlety that leaves you wanting for more.

April 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertina

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