From the Editor
For this edition, A+A’s colors are ready to stimulate, soothe, inspire or heal. A soft blue relaxes us, a sage green spurs dreams of nature, and lipstick reds spark passion and desire. Color never stands alone; it works in tandem with surface, shape and scale. Classic silhouettes update with unexpected hues, while experimental shapes become approachable in familiar neutrals. Darks get new depth from high-gloss glazes and pales go powdery in matte finishes. In our complex time, color helps to express the dualities and contradictions of the moment: natural vs synthetic, masculine vs feminine, historic vs futuristic, and handcrafted vs digital technology. We begin celebrating the natural world with Terra Bleu, We go deeper into nature with Sexy Vegan. Things heat up with Lost Cherry. Fake Candy leaves reality behind and ventures into the fantasy world of A.I. creations. Daffodil-icious takes us back into the natural world. Opposite Attraction, brings back the timeless play of black and white. Natural Light evolves the neutrals palette into washed tones. Neon Soulexplodes in a blaze of cybernetic jewel-tones.