2018 Pantone Color of the Year!

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"A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.

Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.

Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection." - Pantone

Source: https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-...

Holiday Wreaths!

We love the holiday season, it means we get to decorate and bring holiday cheer to many buildings and offices in Massachusetts! We spend a lot of time throughout the year developing themes, purchasing supplies, organizing, and decorating. We love working with clients on their holiday designs so that it best represents them and compliments their building decor. 

Here are some of the wreaths that we have made over the years! 

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Fall in New England!!

Fall in New England is one of my favorite times of year (at least weather and nature-wise) There are so many fun colors, the air is crisp, and fall just has this certain feeling of freshness that really enhances our senses. It's a great time of year to hop in the car and drive all around New England. Each town has something amazing to offer during the autumn months: fall festivals with fresh apples, apple cider, apple cider donuts, pumpkin caving festivals, maple syrup tours, and the list could go on forever!! 

Here are some of our favorite fall activities to do in New England:

The Warren Family Farm, North Brookfield, MA

Nashoba Valley Winery, Nashoba, MA

Schartner Farms Corn Maze, Bolton, MA

Maine Brew Fest, Sunday Rive, Newry, ME

Pumpkin Festival, Keene, NH

Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular, Providence, RI

If you live in Boston take a drive around to take a peek at some of the amazing fall containers that are on display throughout the city! There are some amazing designers who have created some great works of art! Here are a few fun container gardens that I found on Pinterest to inspire you for your own container gardens!! 

We would love to see some of your container gardens! Tag us on Twitter or Instagram to share your works of art with us!!