The Perfect Pink

The Paul Smith store in LA has received the most notoriety for its vivid, perfect pink exterior color. It certainly attracts attention but has increasingly attracted attention of photographers with a constant flow of selfie uploads daily. So much so, that the attention the wall brings, creates its own security guard.

Paul Smith perfect pink wall_Instagram 2_Art Is EverywhereAtlas Obscura explains the draw of the perfect pink color:

“The Paul Smith wall makes the list of almost every available “most photographed locations in Los Angeles” list…Everyone looks freaking great standing in front of it…The fact that the wall is a simple swath of color, unbroken and very, very tall, makes it curiously like a professional backdrop itself…creates a huge amount of contrast between the subject …makes it a particularly eye-catching image, especially on a small screen.

Paul Smith perfect pink wall 1_Art Is EverywhereThe size of the wall, negative space and shadows all play into the perfect pink effect. Also of interest is the fact that the color pink has been trending the last couple of years. Pantone ranked it [Rose Quartz] and Serenity Blue as its top 2 colors for 2016. You can read other posts about Pantone’s Color Forecasting here.

Paul Smith perfect pink wall_Instagram_Art Is EverywhereAtlas describes it well, “That big pink wall is something else: arty, but not exactly art; unbranded but instantly recognizable; off-the-beaten-path but hugely popular.

Paul Smith perfect pink wall 1_Art Is EverywhereJust search #pinkwall on Twitter and Paul Smith Pink Wall on Instagram to see for yourself.

I like the color and have also been dabbling with pink recently in the latest Chinoiserie collection of Casart removable and reusable wallpaper.

Casart Coverings Chinoiserie Mural Panel 4 in Dusty Pink self-adhesive wallpaper_Art Is Everywhere

Casart Chinoiserie Mural Panel 4 in Dusty Pink self-adhesive wallpaper

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Trick Photography?

These photos seem appropriate after the last post regarding trompe l’oeil painting. These might be what you could call, trompe l’oeil trick photography.

These came to me in an email that is circulating so unfortunately, I do not have photo credits except for Interesno.dn.ua. (Russia I think.) Most express a good sense of humor — especially for the end of a hard business week.

https://www.ashley-spencer.com/murals/fauxhousetrompeloeil.html

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I could post a lot of music to do with eyes and seeing but here’s some appropriate music from one of my favorite bands, Eyes Wide Open by Sixpense None the Richer to Kick-start the weekend. I was surprised, after seeing them in concert (in an intimate setting), how good this video is for a live music concert. All I can figure is it must have been done by one of their stagehands. Otherwise, how would a fan to get this close? Well done, nonetheless. Also true, is their music sounds just as good live as it does in studio. I just checked out their MySpace link above and didn’t realize they were now in Nashville, TN. What can I say, TN has strong affection for me, particularly as we are discussing Sewanee as a possibility in our younger son, Jackson’s future, at the present moment. I did know and like that their name was inspired by a passage from the book Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis.[1]