Wednesday, January 25, 2012
This color matching game is fun! I thought so anyway, though I did get a pretty decent score of 9.2! Color brag !!!
via The Hairpin

This color matching game is fun! I thought so anyway, though I did get a pretty decent score of 9.2! Color brag !!!

via The Hairpin

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Forget Panatone’s recommendation and adopt “Cosmic Latte” for your color of the year. Of all years. For all eternity, until the universe ceases to exist.
The above shade of beige is the “color of the universe” according to NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day on November 1, 2009:

What color is the universe? More precisely, if the entire sky were smeared out, what color would the final mix be? This whimsical question came up when trying to determine what stars are commonplace in nearby galaxies. The answer, depicted above, is a conditionally perceived shade of beige. To determine this, astronomers computationally averaged the light emitted by one of the largest sample of galaxies yet analyzed: the 200,000 galaxies of the 2dF survey. The resulting cosmic spectrum has some emission in all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, but a single perceived composite color. This color has become much less blue over the past 10 billion years, indicating that redder stars are becoming more prevalent. In a contest to better name the color, notable entries included skyvory, univeige, and the winner: cosmic latte.

Cosmic Latte via Jennilee

Forget Panatone’s recommendation and adopt “Cosmic Latte” for your color of the year. Of all years. For all eternity, until the universe ceases to exist.

The above shade of beige is the “color of the universe” according to NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day on November 1, 2009:

What color is the universe? More precisely, if the entire sky were smeared out, what color would the final mix be? This whimsical question came up when trying to determine what stars are commonplace in nearby galaxies. The answer, depicted above, is a conditionally perceived shade of beige. To determine this, astronomers computationally averaged the light emitted by one of the largest sample of galaxies yet analyzed: the 200,000 galaxies of the 2dF survey. The resulting cosmic spectrum has some emission in all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, but a single perceived composite color. This color has become much less blue over the past 10 billion years, indicating that redder stars are becoming more prevalent. In a contest to better name the color, notable entries included skyvory, univeige, and the winner: cosmic latte.

Cosmic Latte via Jennilee

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Two short and sweet but compelling little animated videos. The first (above) by Jack Chute. The second (below) by Seize

TEASER SUPERFLUX 2 from Seize on Vimeo.

via Stellar

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Pantone Christmas ornaments, for the design savvy. Pair a few of these with those Pantone postcards and your trendy holiday gift pack is set!
via Chris Furniss, via Swissmiss

Pantone Christmas ornaments, for the design savvy. Pair a few of these with those Pantone postcards and your trendy holiday gift pack is set!

via Chris Furniss, via Swissmiss

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I’m no authority on tissue package design or anything, but Kleenex’s recent "Groovy" designs for their everyday tissue line were so nice I picked up three just for lookin’ pretty around my apartment. It doesn’t look like you can buy them via their site, but you can probably hunt them down at Wallgreens or CVS or whatever your local pharmacy happens to be.

I’m no authority on tissue package design or anything, but Kleenex’s recent "Groovy" designs for their everyday tissue line were so nice I picked up three just for lookin’ pretty around my apartment. It doesn’t look like you can buy them via their site, but you can probably hunt them down at Wallgreens or CVS or whatever your local pharmacy happens to be.

Friday, August 5, 2011
What color lover wouldn’t enjoy this 100 pack of 100 Pantone colors on post cards. Very tempting at a mere $13.57. I may very well purchase this fancy gift for myself.
Pantone Postcards via nevver

What color lover wouldn’t enjoy this 100 pack of 100 Pantone colors on post cards. Very tempting at a mere $13.57. I may very well purchase this fancy gift for myself.

Pantone Postcards via nevver

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
If I was in need of a new umbrella and had $220.00 (yikes!) to spare, I would pick up this "le pixel" umbrella by Basil Bangs.
Basil Bangs via Beautiful/Decay Cult of the Creative Arts

If I was in need of a new umbrella and had $220.00 (yikes!) to spare, I would pick up this "le pixel" umbrella by Basil Bangs.

Basil Bangs via Beautiful/Decay Cult of the Creative Arts