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Emotional truth

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests, Professional Advice
Emotional truth

Christopher Anderson calls himself a photographer (not a photo journalist) and was asked to share his experiences behind the scene at Fashion Week in 2008.  This photo was on the cover of the New York Magazine. He stands to convey a subjective image with a point of view. According to — Continue reading

Stories about red buildings

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Holiday Ideas
Stories about red buildings

A magazine post last week notes about the bright red buildings around the world from a psychiatric centre in Spain, a shelter in Portugal, a chocolate museum in Brazil to red bridges and pavilions. Using materials such as steel tubing, red coated zinc sheets, red glass, steel-frames, aluminum and plastic — Continue reading

Color is life II

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability, Uncategorized
Color is life II

An urban ecological hotel, with natural materials, energy saving lighting, organic food, water reducing taps, recyclable sheets and staff uniforms from ethical brands, was designed with logic and multi functions in mind by Matali Crasset. Using the hotel as a platform, it offers a host of stimuli and experiences based — Continue reading

Glass Art

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Glass Art

The largest Chihuly glass art exhibition, “Chihuly Garden and Glass” will open in the Spring of 2012 at the Seattle Center with 4500 sculpture installations. As a great craftsman of glass, Chihuly uses the natural light passing through its material to gesture the motion and line in a flowing manner. — Continue reading

B.Riley

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
B.Riley

Master of abstract art Bridget Riley’s 2012 London Olympic Games poster “rose rose” represents the directions of the athletic tracks and swimming lanes. Riley’s focus on color, line and light is in use here again to capture the energy of the sports and the coming Olympic games. Identifiable with her — Continue reading

Made up white and later

Categories: Art + Graphics
Made up white and later

Charles Williams’ specialty is geometric illustration. I have first noticed the colors of the series of  “this is made up”. The experience of looking all the white pieces above as compare to the later shots where more colors are added, speaks to the interaction of color with its surrounds. soft — Continue reading

Ink dropped into water

Categories: Art + Graphics
Ink dropped into water

Experimenting is the key to “see” what happens, in this case, between the material and the color; Alberto Seveso, an Italian photographer uses ink in water to capture, in high speed, these intriguing visual effects. The images appear organic, floating and light; yet they seem to be partially unfamiliar. Shades — Continue reading

Rainbow Mille-feuille

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Rainbow Mille-feuille

This Tokyo based design and architecture firm rebrands the experience of banking with colors. Color is used in the interior as well as in the exterior of the building; to lighten the mood and make the interaction more enjoyable. At night, the exterior colored layers provide a soft and quiet — Continue reading

Polka dot motif

Categories: Art + Graphics
Polka dot motif

Yayoi Kusama’s obsession with polka dots starts with a childhood memory. She produces many works based on this remembrance. Her current exhibition at Centre Pompidou celebrates the Japanese artist’s paintings, soft sculptures and installations. Kusama’s biography can be found here.  Fluorescent polka dots glowing in the UV light dominates the — Continue reading

Sea life

Categories: Art + Graphics
Sea life

“It is always good to try out new things, in this case, primarily.. color!” explains the creative production team of this clip. So far, they have been making clips in monochromatic colors. It is a great experience of watching the organic shapes in color floating, moving, speeding through water, in — Continue reading

The stripe guy

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
The stripe guy

French artist Daniel Buren is synonymous with his colorful stripes using materials such as glass, canvases, mirrors in large scale public installations;  but he also captures the detailed, close up elements  of his work to bring out the essence of color, light and transparency. Hermes scarve by Daniel Buren. Started — Continue reading

Color is Element

Categories: Art + Graphics
Color is Element

“Red makes you high. Red is in the spectrum of sunlight. Look into the fiery red sunset and it will give you the strength of the following day.” said Rupprecht Geiger, an abstract painter and sculptor from Germany.  Geiger aimed to free color from form and remove it from its — Continue reading

Rainbow Panorama

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests
Rainbow Panorama

A glass rainbow ring designed by Olafur Eliasson transforms the view of the second largest city of Denmark into the after images of hue complementaries and its intensities during the different times of the day. Experienced both ways by people living in the city and those who view the city — Continue reading

Color to Dissolve Form

Categories: Art + Graphics
Color to Dissolve Form

David Batchelor makes installations from brightly colored found objects that are mostly material left overs of our times. What is left behind and perceived first is the color. He explains: “When I make works from light boxes (such as Brick Lane Remix, 2003), or old plastic bottles with lights inside, — Continue reading

Qualities of color

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Qualities of color

Champion for a more organic form in modern architecture and his interest of mixing old and new styles make Paolo Portoghesi, a speaker for the public. He explains it with his own words : “”I believe that modern architecture has lost the capacity to speak to the citizens, the common — Continue reading

Natural Colors Under Natural Light

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Natural Colors Under Natural Light

Lourdes Legoretta, being an architect and a photographer, has a keen eye to capture the beauty of colors under the natural light. She has been taking pictures of many architectural projects including museums, houses, universities, libraries and hotels. I like the way she captures the effect of the natural light — Continue reading

Global Color

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Global Color

The next issue of this great international magazine, Hand/Eye, is all about color. The magazine explores “design as a tool for development and income generation, as well as for environmental and social progress.” as stated in the Hand/Eye mission statement. The artisan life and the work around the world is — Continue reading

Color hunting

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Color hunting

Hunting natural colors in the middle of the South American jungles must be the most adventurous way to build your palette for the coming season!! Even this is an old project done by the team of the fashion designer Issey Miyake, their approach to select colors is still so refreshing — Continue reading

Color and form

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Color and form

These limited editions Moleskin notebooks were inspired by Eugen Batz, a student of Vasily Kandinsky who taught the color class at Bauhaus. Kandinsky was interested in the effects of color beyond its first physical response in the eye. He developed a questionnaire to demonstrate the inner/emotional/universal connection between the primary — Continue reading

Out loud Pink

Categories: Art + Graphics
Out loud Pink

These ads were designed by a Los Angeles firm, AdamsMorioka- for the Sundance Channel Television Network. As mentioned in their book titled “Color Design by AdamsMorioka and Terry Stone”, the designers choose colors under the bright light of South California. When their works reach to their final destinations, the colors — Continue reading