Designer Note: "If you have a black and white interior, include something with a punch of color, like saffron drapes." -- , interior designer
Black and White Fact: The translucent white fur of a polar bear directs solar heat to the bear's black skin to keep the animal warm.
Designer Note:"Traditional patterns, such as a damask, look new again when done in black and white." -- , interior designer
Black and White Fact:Separate Oscars were given for art direction between 1940 and 1966: one for black-and-white and one for color movies.).
Designer Note:"For a sleek modern look, pair a simple white sofa with walls painted in black and white stripes." -- James Martin,
Black and White Fact: Since they were introduced in 1912, more than 345 billion Oreo cookies have been consumed.
Designer Note:"'s Superwhite is the ideal contrast to pure black and it's the perfect backdrop to black-and-white photographs." -- , designer
This article was featured in the January 2009 issue.