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Enjoy Connecting with Exciting Color and Design Resources

So many web sites, so little time. To help, we’re Connecting Web Sites – Color and Design Resources for you to enjoy.
Because there are many resources on the internet, connecting web sites about color and related subjects are important.
You have many choices. I hope you enjoy visiting the special destinations below. You will see some in other areas of this web site.

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Color, Design, Fine Art

Barbara Jacobs Fine Art
Based in Sebastopol, CA, I’m delighted to share my new fine art website with you. Please visit the site to see a wide variety of original artwork in many media. We even have a POD (Print on Demand) page where you can explore and select your own personal favorite presentation style for your favorites. Find out all about our limited edition printing on paper, canvas and metal! You can even get quick updates when I add new artwork to the site.

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.

Mighty Boards: the best for paint color testing!
Get ready to try out your next-newest-favorite colors for your home or other building, inside and out. Available in smaller and large sizes, Mighty Boards makes it so easy and not a messy process at all. No prep needed, either. Just add your paint to test, a foam roller and tray, and your inspiration! Enjoy!

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. 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

Step by Step Senior Move
Moving can be stressful, especially for “seniors.” Let Mary Marson help remove the stress and make any move go smoothly, “step by step,” from planning to move-in and beyond.

School of Natural Cookery – Natural Cook Training  
Walk into any kitchen, open the pantry and easily make delicious, balanced, aesthetically pleasing, healthful meals – without needing a recipe. This unique online training makes it possible – and fun.

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 their “concierge” service for up to five years additional protection!


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). Thesis topic is a study about using color in elementary schools. A copy of this document is held in the permanent archives of the parent organization in Switzerland.

Well known to both professionals and homeowners, 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 and a focus on commercial design projects. Barbara has been a guest speaker at one of their Atlanta conferences, “Neo-Con South,” on the process of making effective color decisions.

Do you have a favorite connecting resource to be included here? Space is limited, but please drop me a note and I will consider it for future inclusion.