There are a lot of coloring books out there for both kids and adults. But how many of them focus on home décor as the subject? My email this morning included a message from furniture-maker Blu Dot. Attached was a coloring book, featuring some of their pieces, sent just for fun.
Marketing Director Kelly Sieben says this book was originally envisioned as a way to help children stay calm while parents shop at Blu Dot stores. It is currently an in-store giveaway, along with a pack of six colored pencils that kids can also take home. Today, it is being offered more broadly as a way to distract all of us from the current health crisis. Says Sieben, “It’s what we can do to keep things optimistic.”
I LOVE this book from Blu Dot. I hope you do, too. Download it here (PDF).
Blu Dot isn’t the only company suggesting that we all do a little coloring to de-stress.
Two weeks ago, textile maker LebaTex shared a pattern from their M.O.D. Program. Also arriving by email, it was the first in a weekly series. Donald Strum of Michael Graves Design created it for the LebaTex Anniversary Collection of fabrics. Said the designer, “The impetus for the Wish Ware pattern came from designing with positivity, optimism, and hope in mind.”
Click here to download, print and color LebTex’s patterns.