Lately, I've been reading a lot. There are times that I just feel like it and times I don't at all.
But anyway, here's what I've read today from Crystal Waters' Web Concept and Design, New Riders Publishing: On chapter 8, Mood Lighting, page 134, she mentioned a website which she described as funky/fun: the Blender.Web and she wrote( in part): Holy saturated colors, Batman! Umm..remember the contrast stuff we were talking about? Blender.Web is bright, high contrast, and painful to stare at for long periods of time, but also screaming LOOK AT ME, DAMMIT! and you do...
I like this book. Really. But wait, here's another one on page 118, same chapter, this one she described as lush/rich: Sotheby's. She wrote: It's rare for me to find sites that use red backgrounds that are both easy on the eyes and says a lot about the site's image. Sotheby's uses rich red-on-red and green-on-green color schemes that successfully put forth the richness of a velvet backdrop. Like walking into an expensive jewelry store, we are presented with a dark-yet-lush background that allows the product to shine.
Now this reminds me of the first time I walked into a department store in Makati City. I was not expecting to see a very classy interior design that I almost run away. LOL! Rustan's is just like Sotheby's, you know, that as I walked inside, I so felt inappropriately dressed in my denim slacks and T-shirt and dusty sneakers.