Color Me Barbra: The Pantone Hotel Is (Insert Colorful Pun)

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As a former graphic designer, the Pantone Color Matching System –or as we always called it, PMS– was part of my daily life for years. But it was always an insider-y sort of industry thing. But in the last 10-15 years, Pantone has taken branding to new levels to produce paint, products and now a hotel experience in Brussels. The Pantone Hotel, ... See the Rest

Complimentary, My Dear Watson

According to our friend in Brussels, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant, drug-addicted detective Sherlock Holmes seems to have been the fashion inspiration for Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium this morning, waving to her subjects on the country's annual King's Day. The king himself does not make a public appearance; protocol decrees it would be ... See the Rest

Brussels Sprouts Anthem

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Seems the city of Brussels in Belgium has adopted as their own that recent would-be anthem by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys that dared to challenge Kander and Ebb's "New York, New York" as the best musical tribute to New York City ever. "Empire State of Mind" is simply annoying – even as "Empire State of Brussels." Says Dirk Hendrickx, who lives in the ... See the Rest