Today’s edition of Attributes comes from a designer whose color-coordinated culinary project, ”Pantone Tarts” spread like wildfire around the Internet, inspiring countless foodies and designers alike. Emilie Griottes is indeed a lover of color, and it should come as no surprise that her portrait in objects is our most rainbow-hued to date. You can read more about the individual items Emilie chose to represent herself below. And to see more of Emilie’s work, visit her website here—it should be mentioned, too, that her site is searchable by color … so brilliant. Thank you for participating, Emilie!
I’m a big collector! I love all small everyday objects of different shapes and colours. I keep everything in a big box and close it like a treasure chest. Every now and then, I open up my box and spend some time looking at one object after another, remembering—with a smile on my face —when I acquired each object. The common theme of all these souvenirs is colour. —Emilie
Tickets: Whether plane tickets, museum, or exhibition tickets, I keep the tickets for absolutely everything from every trip I go on! A bus tickets, restaurant menu, or a train map. The idea is that one day I’ll take the time to make a massive travel collage by putting the tickets with photos. Going through my treasure, I found tickets that are over 10 years old. I was also delighted to find pretty tickets with gorgeous graphics. Sadly, we no longer have such beautiful plane tickets today, as they are more often than not just an email print-out. I think it’s a shame.
Pretty little sweets: My friend Adeline went to Japan and brought me back some pretty little sweets called Rakugan. I’ve treasured them ever since, without eating them, for their shapes are so delicate. I also collect beautiful tins with attractive typefaces and illustrations, or other interesting packaging.
Little dolls: I love small objects and try to bring one back from each trip. The small red horse is a Dala horse from Stockholm. The llama made of black stone comes from a city called San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile. The driftwood comes from an island beach in Vancouver. The little Japanese dolls, however, are from Paris! I love the idea of keeping part of my memories and travels through these little dolls and other small objects.
Watercolours: I collect a lot of small bits of watercolour paper with different colours. I use them as my own personal colour references, or my pocket colour chart.
Clouds: I love the cloud shape and use it a lot. That’s why I wanted to create little clouds that I can keep nearby. So, I made little pottery clouds, which you can “adopt” on my shop online, though I’ll always keep one nearby!
Paris: I made these letters out of pottery, and added magnets to remind me how much I love Paris.