Posts Tagged ‘ Color ’

Who’s Your Local Preacher?


The word “colorful” is a massive understatement when considering the collection you just scrolled through.  “Cyber Sound” is one of the newest art additions to ‘Local Preacher’s photography collection, and as aligned with the rest of his work, it is AMAZING.  As a DJ, it’s incredible to see the tools I use being so eloquently portrayed in such amazing photos.  Shouts to ‘Local Preacher’ and his amazing ability to use lighting to exemplify the intricacies of the gear myself, and everyone else who does what I do in his work.

Have You Ever Wondered What Colors Were Telling You?


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Shot Glass Roulette Drinking Game


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Liven up that boring party by adding booze to the mix with this Shot Glass Roulette drinking game. The game’s rules are quite simple. Every shot glass has 2 numbers and a color on it. Place your bets (using your glass), and if the ball stops on your number and color – bottoms up. The creators of the game opted for 3/4 ounce shot glasses, probably to keep people from getting drunk too quickly.

Nicki Minaj “Pink Pro” Headphones


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Rap artist Nicki Minaj has launched her new Beats By Dre “Pink Pro” headphones to coincide with the three-year anniversary of her debut album Pink Friday. Minaj hopes to tug on the independent and feminine streak of her fans with a “queen” theme and her signature pink color.

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Yayoi Kusama Exhibits Dizzying Infinity Room


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With a six decade long career behind her, the famed japanese artist Yayoi Kusama shows no signs of slowing down, presenting a monumental show of new and recent work at David Zwirner gallery in New York. Her distinguishing themes of universal infinity, endlessness, and the cosmic realms are reflected in twenty-seven new large scale paintings, two immersive sculptural rooms, and a video installation, of which the exhibit ‘I who have arrived in heaven’ is comprised, spanning the gallery’s three consecutive locations. Kusama’s amalgamation of pop and minimalist art have manifested as hypnotic architectural interventions within david zwirner gallery, dizzying the visitor in illuminated mazes of sound, light, and color. A room of kusama’s most kaleidoscopic environments to date is filled with inflatable tentacle like forms covered in the artists trademark polka dots, while the artist’s voice can be simultaneously heard reciting a japanese love poem. Her more recent explorations of two-dimensional mediums have been realized through the series of acrylic works, all painted by hand, with representations of vibrant biomorphic shapes and forms personified as animated creatures.

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Pink Star Diamond Auctioned for a Record of $83 million


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A plum-sized diamond known as the “Pink Star” was auctioned in Geneva Wednesday for $83 million, a world record for a gemstone. The diamond had been estimated at $60 million. Three years ago, Sotheby’s set an auction record of $46.2 million for a diamond when it sold the “Graff Pink” gemstone. The Sotheby’s auction came a day after rival house Christie’s sold an almond-shaped diamond dubbed “The Orange” for $35.5 million, also a record in its category. The 59.60-carat “Pink Star” is the largest in its class ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), with the second biggest less than half its size. The sparkling oval-cut rock measures 2.69 by 2.06 centimetres (1.06 by 0.81 inches), and weighs 11.92 grammes (0.026 pounds). In addition to its top color and clarity ratings, it falls into a rare subgroup with the purest diamond crystals and extraordinary optical transparency, comprising less than two percent of all gem diamonds. The “Pink Star” was 132.5 carats in the rough when it was mined by De Beers in Africa in 1999, according to Sotheby’s.. It was cut and polished over two years by Steinmetz Diamonds, and unveiled to the public in 2003 under the title of the “Steinmetz Pink”.

100 Colors Exhibition – Japan


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With our fascination with both minimalism and color, we’ve kept an eye on Emmanuelle Moureaux, the French-born and Tokyo-based architect famous for her use of candy-hued colors in many of her projects. For many years, Moreaux has explored the use of color and the use of the traditional Japanese paper screens as dividers. Many of her projects in retail, hospitality and public spaces express some combination of the two, using colorful screens as dividers and using color as a space maker.

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eBay Unveil 3D Printing App


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As the 3D printing revolution continues to gain pace, eBay have jumped on the bandwagon with a new iPhone app that lets users customise accessories before they are printed and shipped out to them. Named eBay Exact, the simple app shows you several items from 3D printing companies MakerBot, Sculpteo and Hot Pop Factory – mostly iPhone cases and jewelry. You then pick an item and modify features like the pattern, material, shape and color. Although the app is rather basic at this stage, it could become key part of eBay’s business, signalling a shift towards highly customisable products.

Nugget Hollow Charitable Design by HUXHUX Design


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Nugget Hollow by HUXHUX Design is an end table with a sculptural, geometric shape and a pop of color and light on the inside. It’s hand made from solid birch and finished in both a carbonized and distressed white-washed exterior. The interiors are finished in bright colors of Acid Green, Sky Blue and Nu Orange and includes an interior light.

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M House by Marcel Luchian Studio


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Marcel Luchian Studio designed the minimalist M House in Singera, a town in the Republic of Moldavia. Composed of unconventional forms, the residence’s concept design also does a brilliant job of marrying materials with a combination of glass and concrete, both inside and out. The house’s structure is made up of two off-center forms, one on top of the other, steering clear of a traditional box-like design. The overhang from the second floor provides exterior coverage below, perfect for when it’s raining. The two stories also contrast in color, with the darker shade being on the bottom. The interior continues the harmonious use of light and dark materials with dark polished floors alongside white and neutral-toned furnishings and walls.

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Psychology of Color [Infographic]


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Pantone Pairings


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Check out these tasty combinations of food and color.

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Mimic Octopus


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Of all the amazing octopus species out there, the mimic octopus,Thaumoctopus mimicus, is perhaps the most bewildering. While most known octopuses are able to change color and shape for camouflage, mimic octopuses can also impersonate other animals to deter would-be predators. They can contort their bodies and long, striped arms to look–and swim–like other (less edible) sea life, including lionfish, sole and banded sea snakes. These implausible creatures were only first discovered by scientists in the 1990s in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Since then, the mimic octopuses have been found in various waters around that island country, but not too much farther afield. They are generally active during the day but live primarily on obscuring sandy or muddy sea floors–down to about seven meters.

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But these odd octopuses have now made a confirmed appearance on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, more than 2,000 kilometers from where they were first described. Divers had reported sightings of these strange cephalopods in recent years, but Darren Coker, a researcher at James Cook University’s ARC Center for Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, verified this species’ presence there, in a report published online earlier this month in Marine Biodiversity Records. This animal’s presence on the Great Barrier Reef also suggests that the reef itself is home to even more exotic animals that we previously imagined. The Great Barrier Reef may contain many more undocumented species from the Indo-Pacific region. But due to the limited familiarity…new species are going undocumented.

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Eduardo Kobra Murals


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Sao Paulo-based street artist Eduardo Kobra creates fantastic large scale murals that are filled with vibrant color and life.

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Skin Deep


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Paris based photographer Julien Palast knows how to showcase the human body in a particular way. What’s interesting about this series is that despite basically shrink-wrapping and hiding the human forms, you actually become more aware of them. The contours and curves of the female and male figures are slickly highlighted by the well-selected material—a gradiented array of vibrantly tropical colors and just enough sheen in all the right places.

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Pascalle Kouwenhoven


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The Hague photographer Pascalle Kouwenhoven is not only a party photographer in the club-scene of the royal city, The Hague but certainly also a fashion and contemporary photographer with a great eye for composition and color. Take a look at a small selection of her portfolio.

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Philips Lumiware Color Changing Coasters


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Philips Lumiware Color Changing Coasters produce a constant light that reflects in the drinks. The tropical and beach style surface is entirely scratch resistant. The LED lights are battery-powered that take last more than 10 hours before getting completely drained. And thanks to Philips for adding a wireless induction charger for hassle-free recharging.

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The A Due Colori Collection.


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Italian artist Alberto Seveso was born in Milan, but is now working as a freelancer in Portoscuso, Sardinia-Italy. His passion for graphic art started when he was in a young age and he was really fascinated by the graphic of skate decks and the cover of music CD of metal bands. From this passion he started to create his artwork. In his series ‘A due colori’ Seveso experiments with high-speed photography while trying to find a new way to make something beautiful using ink and water. Loving to play with colors and tones, this series embodies the concept of stopping time through ink in the image.

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Hiroshi Fujiwara iPhone 5 Cases


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The Hiroshi Fujiwara iPhone 5 Cases is  color and textural effects but its a collection of plenty of versatile hard shelled iPhone cases featuring high quality exposure and textural designs on long lasting smooth surface.

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The Rainbow Panorama.


Now reaching the rainbow became possible with the new installation named “Your rainbow panorama” of the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The new project was opened on the 28th of May 2011 on the top of the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Århus, Denmark. Permanent circular vivid walkway of a 150 meters long, 3 meters wide by 3 meters high, gives a 360° colorful view of the city. Eliasson’s creation is 52 meters in diameter (approximate weight of 140 tons), mounted on the 12 columns which are resting on the steel construction on the roof level (around 100 tons). This artistic work stands over 50 meters above the street level and 3.5 meters above the renovated roof area, it is also available for recreational purposes with a spectacular city view, all interested can reach both roof terrace and panorama via stairs and elevators.

 

The glass forming the rainbow has all the colors of the spectrum giving visitors a different feeling to their familiar city, bringing brightness to the regular landscape, reminding us of some childhood dreams of walking through the rainbow. It’s visible from a far distance and it lights up at night which makes “Your rainbow panorama” a new colorful landmark to the city.

Olafur Eliasson describes his design concept:

“Your rainbow panorama enters into a dialogue with the existing architecture and reinforces what is assured beforehand, that is to say the view of the city. I have created a space which virtually erases the boundaries between inside and outside – where people become a little uncertain as to whether they have stepped into a work or into a part of the museum. This uncertainty is important to me, as it encourages people to think and sense beyond the limits within which they are accustomed to moving.”

The Color Game.


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Knowing your colors is something you probably stopped focusing on after pre-school.  A vast majority of us see a color wheel and don’t think twice, but for a graphic designer, color can mean everything.  The Color Game is actually more like a test, designed by Maria Munuera and Mark MacKay, and tests matching some colors arrangements in an allotted time.  Click the pic to take a shot at it.

CK One – The Unisex Make Up Line.


Popular unisex fragrance CK One is expanding into color cosmetics, with aims to offer simple makeup to suit both men and women.  Comprising products including skin perfecting concealers and foundation as well as bronzer, blush, mascara and color cosmetics such as eye shadow and lipstick, the packaging will be matte black and white to evoke the practical approach to beauty.  Many items have been designed to make life easier, including a 3-in-1 Face Makeup which blends serum, primer and face makeup into a lightweight formula.  The collection will launch at Spanish department store El Corte Inglés in March before reaching destinations including the US, Australia and France in April.  Other countries including the UK, Germany and Brazil will follow in fall 2012. Price points begin at around $13.  The ad campaigns will launch in March, starring an array of models including Lara Stone and males such as Viggo Jonasson and Yuri Pleskun. It is expected the line’s simplistic approach will appeal to men too.  “CK One color is not about transformation or dramatization. It’s about looking real, defining yourself and adding intensity,” VP of marketing for Calvin Klein Fragrances Thomas Burkhardt was quoted as saying in WWD.

Brandon Doran vs. San Francisco.


Brandon Doran is a masterfully skilled photographer who’s photo collections include my current home of San Francisco.  The flicks he’s taken come from all over the great city of SF, and are quite seductive in both color and b/w.  To see more from Doran, you can simply click here.

Office Supplies Art Installations.


I enjoy the show the Office, and everyone needs supplies, plus I’m an art lover, so when I saw this display of ‘office supply art’ I was triply thrilled.  Built in the Lower East Side Bridgegallery, CHROMAtex.me was constructed of 4,416 panels of high gloss photo paper. Each panel is a specific color and geometry to fit its unique placement within the larger form. The entire structure was held together with 17,000 standard office supply binder clips. If you live in NYC, or you’re coming here sometime soon, make sure to check it out.

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