“Better to travel well than to arrive” – Buddha.
Archie Twist Choosing Le Rayon Vert and Atmosphere as his apparel of choice as he travels through Chiangmai and Bangkok on his summer holidays this year. There is nothing quite like getting out there and experiencing the world, which usually means hours of travel time. Understanding the importance of feeling fresh whilst looking good, informed our decision-making process when sourcing the most responsive fabric for our Love and Colour shirts.
These shirts are marvelous to travel with, they stay fresh if you don’t have the chance to wash them, they wash easily when you do have the chance, and they dry super quickly. There is also a very useful side effect to all this: our shirts keep anything you wear on top of them and what you might wear after wearing them fresher too. The feel of the very best natural fibre shirts you have experienced with the performance of the fibres that set the benchmarks for wicking and freshness. It is very unlikely you will have experienced this level of technical performance in a decorated t-shirt before.
We now have a full range of sizes in men’s, long-sleeved ladies and kids shirts available at our online store.
“Others have wondered why anyone
would ever love the coldness of the Moon
over the warmth of the Sun on the skin.
I, for one, am in love with Luna
up high in night glowing within her beams.
& I, I am a lover of dreams
may it be of fantastic & frightening;
the dwelling & distant;
the beauteous & bittersweet;
& even the comedic & calamitous.
It matters not what dream to me,
uncaring the manner of story
with endings of varying meaning
as our dreams are birthed in the womb
at night of our mother Moon
& what could be loved more
than living unlived fantasies
together we dreamt with her sun, Söl.”
January 13, 2016
A limited run of 50, initialled and numbered, A2 Giclee Art-Prints available now at our online store.
Just had to feature these pictures of Hunter Harper holidaying in the South of France with his family. Whilst wearing his Pink Moon shirt and enjoying the sunshine, Hunter finds a groove and goes with it! What’s not to love.
I would like to say a huge thank-you to everyone who has supported the new Love and Colour range over the summer months. Following a fantastic showcasing event at the Albert Dock in Liverpool with Deco Publique, Love and Colour is now enjoying a truly unique opportunity to display our first four designs – ‘Atmosphere’, ‘Midday Sun’, ‘Le Rayon Vert’ and ‘Pink Moon’ as t-shirts and Giclee art-prints at the unparalleled We Admire t-shirt studio in Shoreditch, London.
Your overwhelming positivity and enthusiasm for Love and Colour and our creative vision of simplicity and truth, has formed a new language for us, one which can be put on our bodies and felt against our skin, not just framed and viewed from distance. Thank-you.
First things first! A huge thank-you to my beautiful family for modeling my new shirt range.
‘Atmosphere’, ‘Le Rayon Vert’, ‘Pink Moon’ and ‘Midday Sun’ explore the beautiful simplicity of planetary movement and the resulting conditions. The four designs were born out of a difficult period, which motivated a shift in pace and perspective.
Simple shapes consistently appeared in both my sleep, and awakened states. I began the alien process of dismantling and simplifying, pushing the boundaries of what I considered as an illustrator, a visually stimulating image. There is a purity and transparency in the text that accompanies the images, which is a mix of Buddhist philosophy and scientific explanation.
I eventually arrived at the four designs you see.
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I am very excited to announce our new Love and Colour apparel range which will be showcased at the Fine Tuned at British Style Collective festival, in Liverpool on the 8th and 9th of July at the Albert Dock.
Apart from the designs on these shirts, the shirts themselves might be unique for being made exclusively for us wholly out of a proprietary fibre called CoolMax Fresh FX. The CoolMax bit exploits the surface tension of water to wick moisture from your skin. It works through micro channels engineered into the profile of the fibre. These channels are physical attributes, they are there for the life of the fibre. The Fresh FX bit embeds a silver salt in the molecular structure of the fibre that kills bacteria which left unchecked ultimately cause a sour odour. Because the silver salt is embedded within the fibre it, like the wicking, is similarly permanent; it will not leech out with wear and washing. These attributes deliver shirts that remain cool and dry almost regardless of what you might do in them and similarly they remain fresh. And the ongoing performance of the fabric is guaranteed. This is important, these shirts will become your favourite items of apparel, you will want to wear your shirts again and again.
The cut and fit and sizing of these shirts is exclusive to us and was specified by Anastasia Vouyouka, a published guru of fit in the fashion industry.
Le Rayon Vert
Green Rays are rare optical phenomena that occur shortly after sunset or before sunrise, when a green spot is visible for a short period of time above the sun, or a green ray shoots up from the sunset point. It is usually observed from a low altitude where there is an unobstructed view of the horizon, such as on the ocean.
“From one darkness into another darkness soon I must go. Light the long way before me, moon on the mountain rim!” – Lady Izumi Shikibu.
‘A dominant intellectual or emotional environment or attitude.’
‘The air or climate in a specific place.’
‘The dominant tone or mood of a work of art.’
‘An aesthetic quality or effect, especially a distinctive and pleasing one, associated with a particular place.’
Love and Colour pre-designed prints now available at http://loveandcolour.tictail.com/ starting at only £25 with free UK delivery.
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha.
New print series from Love and Colour celebrating the movement of the sun. A3 prints, only £25 with free delivery to UK customers, at the Love and Colour online store http://loveandcolour.tictail.com/
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau
My son Joseph seeing individual flakes of magic falling all around him. Adults refer to this phenomenon as… snow.
Portraits from Love and Colour
“Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity.” – Lao Tzu (and Max from Where the wild things are)
Portraits from Love and Colour