Boo! There – that was my contribution to all the Halloween merriment.
Because, while others may be consumed with black and orange today, I would much rather talk gold.
Orange might do double duty as a colour and a fruit, but gold is the harder working moniker, with its duties spread between colour, precious metal, Olympic medal, commodity, shade of tan and hip-hop crown (for both the head and the teeth)…Shop gold left to right: Zoffany Spark wallpaper, Mosaic del Sur tiles, M&S Tyler pendant, Jonathan Adler bird ornaments, West Elm cushion, H&M Home ceramic jar
And the design world’s love affair with gold is epic – think Liz & Dick on a carousel.
Right now, we are in a heady heyday and the folks at brand design agency Together Design have got gold fever and are applying a Midas touch to a new range of products they have designed or bought together in a new online shop called Perfectly Put Together.
From playing cards…
to a sewing kit…
to a very clever London Snakes & Ladders game with chic black die with golden dots. Priceless.
Considering the originality and quirkiness-factor, prices are reasonable enough to make these great gifts worth stockpiling for future gift-giving.
They are all already on my wishlist…