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blove: design seeds

Warning: Do NOT visit this site unless you have time.

Like, hours and hours of time. Trust me here. You THINK  you’ll just browse around, look at a few images, maybe “pin” a couple of others.

Uh – no.

It is absolutely impossible to enter the world of Design Seeds without coming up for air – glassy-eyed –  hours later. And is it any wonder?

Design Seeds is the creation of the wonderfully talented and lovely Jessica Colaluca. A life-long love of color – combined with years spent as an industrial designer and color specialist – has culminated in this beautiful, inspirational and imaginative site.

So what, exactly IS Design Seeds?

Simply put, it’s a site devoted to color. Jessica takes images she loves and “distills” the colors into palettes that accompany the image. I was impressed to learn that Jessica purchases the copyrights for every image she uses on her site (as opposed to simply just re-posting them), subsidizing her expenses through the sale of  beautifully curated books (which – just saying – would make a fabulous and unexpected gift).

Though I usually pick three of my favorite posts for “blove”, today I’ll finish with three of my favorite palettes – and a riff on my blog:



and Dirt

And one more, just because I think it may be my very favorite:

all photos courtesy of Design Seeds

Clearly I could go on and on – and so will you.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Take a look at Delish Magazine’s wonderful interview for more on Jessica.

Wondering what the heck “blove” is?


  1. Melanie on June 15, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    O…M…G. I am in blove!

  2. Hotly Spiced on June 15, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I love the soaps and of course, I must have that sparkly dress. Looks like a fabulous site xx

  3. jodi on June 16, 2012 at 8:28 am

    gorgeous! I could stare at that alium photo forever!

    • sherisilver on June 16, 2012 at 9:27 am

      I know – stunning, right?

  4. Lisa on June 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I’m so glad to have been introduced to this fabulous site – I can completely see the difficulty of ever leaving it, once you get started. I love the color palettes – so very cool!

    • sherisilver on June 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      I adore it!

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