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YOLO in the Garden
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Green Seal Certification
Haas School of Business
Heath Ceramics
YOLO Colorhouse Celebrates!
(with colorful drinks)

YOLO Colorhouse celebrated being the first paint company to receive the new, strict Green Seal 2008 certification  

colorful drinks

Avocado Daqueri
From Lucy Brennan's Hip Sips

2 oz silver rum
2 oz gold rum
1/4 medium-ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
1/2 oz half-and-half
1/4 oz fresh lemon-lime juice
2 oz simple syrup
1.5 cups cocktail icecubes
Pomegranate concentrate for garnish

In a blender, combine the rums, avacado, half and half,
Lemon-lime juice, and simple syrup.  Add the ice and blend for 20-30 seconds or until the mixture is silky smooth with no trace of ice.
The consistency of the drink should be similar to heavy cream.  Pour into a balloon wineglass and lightly zigzag pomegranate concentrate over the top.  
YOLO in the Garden

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YOLO Colorhouse is used on exteriors all over and on all types of buildings!  Mary Cloos used YOLO Colorhouse Outside as an accent in her garden casita, and Lucia Mack used Outside to paint her garden lounge!

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Mitch's Chick

Mitchell Millbrooke, age 4, son of YOLO's Operations/Logistics guru, TJ, created this awesome chicken with PETAL.05, PETAL.06, WATER.03 and AIR.01.

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As our world moves at a faster pace everyday, it becomes even more inspiring to see people who are committed to preserving age-old crafts. 
Last month we took a tour of the Heath Ceramics studio in Sausalito, CA.  It was exciting to see the great care and handwork that goes into each piece.  (See photos below). Their commitment to the hand processes and vision that founder Edith Heath put in place is a testament to the company's dedication.
We also attended the Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon and we were blown away by Jean Well's quilt (shown here) and her new book on color, Intuitive Color & Design. Her dedication to the traditional craft of quilting with a contemporary twist, was a great surprise for two non-quilters.
Both Heath Ceramics and Jean Wells are a good reminder to us to embrace the new economy, slow down and get back to what is important. 
In this issue of Colorlab, we are celebrating being the first paint company to receive the much stricter Green Seal 2008 certification!  We are also celebrating YOLO Colorhouse on the exterior of Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and on the exteriors of two Northwest garden sheds.  Here's to slowing down and appreciating the simple things.
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YOLO Colorhouse Leads New Era in Environmental Paints
The first to be certified against Green Seal's
updated, more stringent standardGreen Seal Logo

We were thrilled to learn from Green Seal that we are the first paint company to qualify for Green Seal's new 2008 strict standards (GS 11 2008).

The entire YOLO Colorhouse line of interior and exterior latex paint qualifies under the new GS 11 2008. By adjusting the levels of VOCs allowed in base paint and including criteria for colorants, the new standard ensures that even a heavily tinted paint will still contain minimum VOCs. YOLO Colorhouse paint was previously certified under the GS-11 environmental standard for Paints, but we are now the first to achieve this new leadership level of certification under the recently revised Green Seal GS 11 standard for Paint and Coatings, revised in May of 2008.
The newly certified YOLO Colorhouse paints work harder to protect indoor air quality, contain less hazardous chemicals, reduce VOC (volatile organic compound) levels and expand consumer education. All YOLO Colorhouse coatings are completely free of carcinogens, formaldehyde, phthalates, hazardous air pollutants and ozone depleting compounds.
"YOLO Colorhouse has demonstrated that the challenges posed in the revised standard can be met," said Dr. Arthur Weissman, president and CEO of Green Seal. "We are proud to put our mark on such innovative and environmentally responsible products."
There are more than 1,000 specified chemical compounds found in many paints that are now prohibited by the new GS-11 2008 certification. YOLO Colorhouse's formula passed this stringent test verifying the purity of our formula.
Haas Business SchoolHaas School of
UC Berkeley

YOLO Colorhouse was used for the exterior of Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.  UC Berkeley specifies only Green Seal certified products.  We are proud to be a part of the project!
Heath Ceramics

Heath Ceramics honors age-old processes in their manufacturing.  Tour their manufacturing facility in Sausilito, CA.

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