As each year draws to a close, industry color authority Pantone selects a single hue to characterize the incoming year. 2013′s color: Emerald Green. In its press release announcing the choice, Pantone’s Leatrice Eiseman explained that ”the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum.” Cast your human eye on a spectrum of green with these six ways to the color of the year.
1. Pantone Emerald Coffee Mug - Make the 2013 color of the year part of your working week with this limited edition, fine bone china coffee mug. There’s also the Emerald iPhone 5 Case for your on-the-go needs. Find Emerald and the whole spectrum at Pantone.
2. Caper Chair, Jeff Weber - Add a touch of green and a lot of nimble comfort with the perfect portable chair. Stack them, roll them, scoot them up for any occasion. Available with and without arms, choose casters or glides, and black or metallic frames. Plus a multitude of colors. Get yours at Herman Miller.
3. School Satchel - Whether you’re in the halls, on campus, or heading to a 9-to-5, the classic lines and bold color of these London-made satchels keeps you looking well educated. Carry your lunch, a tablet, and an apple for the teacher. Find it at Present and Correct.
4. Merchants of Virtue, Bill Birchard - Though its subject may only be figuratively green, Merchants of Virtue tells a distinctly green story. In it Bill Birchard describes Herman Miller’s hard-fought journey to sustainability, setting a new standard for company behavior in the modern world. Available from Amazon or find it locally through IndieBound.
5. Classic Stanley Thermos - Reduce waste and keep the heat in with a worker’s classic, the thermos. Holds 1.1 quarts of your favorite toasty beverage or soup. Find one at The Woodlands.
6. Magis Folding Air-Chair, Jasper Morrison - Bright, lightweight, and incredibly durable, the Air-Chair’s form-fitting comfort comes from the air-molding process. Perfect outdoors and in, from casual to formal, it’s right at home no matter where you unfold it. Choose green and three other colors at Herman Miller.
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