an incongruous combination of materials, forms, motifs, etc., taken from different sources; hodgepodge.
Word Origin History
"a medley made up of fragments from different works," 1878, from Fr. pastiche, from It. pasticcio "medley, pastry cake," from V.L. *pasticium "composed of paste," from L.L. pasta "paste, pastry cake" (see pasta). Borrowed earlier (1752) in the It. form.Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper
Home and Interiors Color Trends 2010:
Green Market - Visual Appealing, Artisanal, Urban - colors like tomato puree, apple green, paprika
Resourceful - Sustainable, Preserving, Originality, Value- golden ochre, aqua sky, mauve orchid
Transformations - Modern Nostalgia, Romantic, Graceful, Soothing - lavender grays, stratosphere blue, pale gold, cameo pink
Ambiance - Understated, Layered Neutrals, Retro Glam, Sensuous - coffee bean, cognac, silvered pink
Galaxy - Metaphysical Presence, Illusion, Passage of Light - turquoise, orchid, peridot, stormy violets, golds
Gatherings - Global, Cultural References - copper, smoked blue, cyprus green
High Definition - Refined Glamour, Sleek Sophistication, Clarity - black, white, gray with dramatic pops of fuscia, purple, silver and gold
Pastiche - Upbeat, Unexpected, Tongue in Cheek Playfulness - a potpourri of blues, mimosa yellow, strawberry ice
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