Connecting Resources

So many web sites, so little time…so we’re connecting resources for you to enjoy.
There are many web sites on the internet about color and related subjects.
I hope you enjoy visiting the destinations below, some of which you will see in other areas of this web site.

Color and Design

Paul Lukez Architecture
Based in Cambridge, MA, Paul Lukez offers a wide range of extraordinary architectural services, from residential to international.

Lux Lighting Design 
Award-winning Boston area lighting designer, Doreen LeMay Madden.

Ellen Kennon Full Spectrum Paints 
Ellen creates colors that she blends from the 7 colors of natural sunlight. These beautiful colors closely mimic nature’s elements such as sky, water, earth and stone, with infinite color and variation.  Painters report they love the product quality, also.

Bibliography on color theory, from c.350 b.c. to 2001 a.d. 
This is an amazing resource for information about color theory. Updated in 2007. Many of the sources are not in English, but just stick with this page and don’t try the links given.

Rugs, Furnishings, & Floors

Fabulous Floors Magazine 
Check out this excellent online and print resource specializing in a wide variety of flooring subjects from tips to introducing new products.

Hali is the long-time ultimate resource if you love fine oriental rugs, especially antiques, auctions, and high end showrooms. The magazine also has unusual articles.
Check out this online resource for information on all types of oriental rugs, including Tibetan rugs. I’ve had the pleasure of being a contributor to this site from time to time over the past 6 years.

GoodWeave is the premier international, non-profit organization that serves to eliminate child labor in the rug industry. Many fine rug companies are members, and Silk Road Weaves is proud to be among them. As members, a percentage of the cost of each rug we sell is designated to end child labor and increase  health and educational opportunities for families of weavers working in the production-side.  Thus, the human connection continues to benefit all involved.


Chris Smither 
Listen to Chris while you work, play, or do anything where  you want to be accompanied by artistry, talent, and all-around great sounds.

Home and Lifestyle

School of Natural Cookery – Natural Cook Training  
With this online training you’ll be able to walk into any kitchen, open the pantry and easily make delicious, balanced, aesthetically pleasing, healthful meals – without needing a recipe.

Ultra-Guard Fabric Protection
Eco-Friendly and durable, the Ultra-Guard system protects your fine fabrics from window treatments to upholstery and rugs. You can even get the “concierge’ service for up to five years additional protection!

Samovar Tea 
More than just Tea, its about Lifestyle. Relax while you enjoy international tea culture and delicous foods in a unique environment. Online, you can order tea by mail and enjoy viewing entertaining informational videos.
San Francisco, Cal.

Hammersmith Studio 
Susan and Carl Close create investment quality ironwork with the ideals and spirit of Old-World master blacksmiths.


Mandala Designs, LLC 
Creative site development and strategy.

The New Look of Wire and Cable Management


IACCNA is the North American branch of the IACC/International Association of Color Consultants. Barbara Jacobs is an accredited member (since 2000).

Well known to professionals and homeowners alike, the ASID offers a variety of design resources.

Color Marketing Group 
Have you ever wondered how color trends are defined? Check out CMG to find out about this interesting organization for color trend forecasting.

It’s not political…it’s about Design! The ultimate showcase and meeting ground for the latest in high style design, with a focus on commercial design projects.

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