Issue 13








August 2017-January 2018


August 18, 2017 via Inhabitat


Allowing the discharge of dye into any water body is illegal. We will take action against the polluters as they are destroying the environment,” said Anil Mohekar of MPCB in Navi Mumbai. According to Arati Chauhan, she and others have been working with local authorities to assure that the problem is cleaned up and prevented in the future.

September 4, 2017 via TheGuardian 

North Korea’s ‘pink lady’: the newscaster set to announce the end of the world


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September 14, 2017 via TheGuardian

Rare white giraffes spotted in Kenya conservation area

A pair of giraffes with leucism, a condition that inhibits pigmentation in skin cells, have been filmed by conservationists for the first time.

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September 23, 2017 via GreatBigStory


September 26, 2017 via TheConversation

Does colour really affect our mind and body?
A professor of colour science explains.


It is clear that light, and colour specifically, can affect us in ways that go far beyond regular colour vision. The discovery of the non-image-forming visual pathway has given a new impetus to research that explores how we respond, both physiologically and psychologically, to colour around us. The increasing availability and use of coloured lighting that has resulted from advances in LED technology has added to the need to carry out rigorous research in this field, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate claims for the effects of colour that are supported by data, from those that are based on intuition or tradition.

October 8, 2017 via AJ+

This fashion designer is challenging India’s obsession with fair skin by featuring these stunning, darker-skinned models.

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October 7, 2017 via Quartzy

Pantone Factory

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October 9, 2017 via FastCompany

How A Pair Of Orange Scissors Made Design History

Thanks to the 368-year-old Finnish company Fiskars and industrial designer Olof Bäckström, whose ubiquitous orange scissors turned 50 this month. The story behind their design involves the advent of ergonomic design in the 1960s, a companywide vote, and one very happy accident.


October 14, 2017 via StyleInsider

Water-marbled silk scarves

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October 17, 2017 via VT

Amazing footage of a rare white moose in Sweden. There are estimated to be only 100 of them left in the country.

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October 17, 2017 via NationalGallery

See differently, and explore the visual power of black and white at our upcoming exhibition, ‘Monochrome: Painting in Black and White’. Travel from the Middle Ages, through the Renaissance and into the 21st century, with artists such as Rembrandt, Bridget Riley and Gerhard Richter leading the way.

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October 24, 2017

“Sappanwood was known in Portoguese as ‘pau-brasil’, since the red colour recalled that of burning embers or ‘brasa’. Soon, after Pedro Alvares Cabral landed in Brazil in 1500, the Portoguese discovered trees of the same genus ‘pau-brasil’; these trees and their pigment were so important to Portoguese that they named this land ‘Brazil'”. [Art and its Global Histories, Book 1, European Art and the Wider World, Manchester University Press].

November 11, 2017 via Wallpaper* magazine

Making of the World’s Favorite Color

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November 26, 2017 via MatadorNetwork

Guatape, 2-hours outside Medellin, Colombia

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December 6, 2017 via SoraNews24

Tokyo cafe Rainbow Cheesecake

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December 8, 2017 via The Animal Bible

Kambarbay, said to be the most beautiful horse in the world, looking as if dipped in gold

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December 10, 2017 via PrintMag

Pantone’s Color for 2018 : Ultra Violet 18-3838

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December 10, 2017

MoCo Shooting Color Series: Shooting Colors in Japan (in Nara)

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December 15, 2017 via Sott

Dutch ‘Purple Friday’ Encourages Blurring The Lines Between Male And Female


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One of the posters used by COC Nederland. The elderly couple are saying: “In our time, you could immediately see who was a boy…and who was a girl.” The girl (?) wearing boyish clothes says: “Welcome to our time!”. The sign on the right says: “Wear purple to school to show that you’re not pigeonholing.”

Last Friday was ‘Purple Friday’ in the Netherlands, a day on which students are encouraged to wear purple to school in order to show their solidarity with homosexuals, bisexuals, lesbians and transgenders. Since 2010, ‘Purple Friday’ takes place annually on the second Friday of December. It was inspired by the equivalent annual ‘LGBTQ awareness day’ in the US, called ‘Spirit Day’.

December 23, 2017 via BBCNews

British passports are changing colours after Brexit, but do Brits welcome the switch?

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December 23, 2017 via Fortafy

Sircastleteees: Shoes Changing Color in Different Temperatures

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January 3, 2018 via GreatBigStory

Tokushima Indigo, Japan

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January 10, 2018 via MedievalArtResearch

Call for Papers: 5th Annual Jane Fortune Conference: The Colors of Paradise. Painting Miniatures in Italian Convents, ca. 1300-1700, The Library of San Marco, Florence, October 11 – 12, 2018

January 11, 2018 via OpenEdition

2. “The Dyer’s Hand”: Colours in Early Modern England
V/ Illusion and Polychrome Games

English Perceptions and Representations of Venetian Chromatic Variations

While Newton was the first to split white light using a triangular prism in 1671, thus putting an end to the linear system of the Aristotelian chromatic scale, previous experiments using the prism as an optical instrument had been made a hundred years before by the Venetian Filipo Mocenigo, Archbishop of Nicosia. These attempts at understanding colours need to be linked to the uniqueness of the Venetian environment and to the quality of light in the lagoon where refraction is a daily phenomenon. Although Venetian colours have traditionally been associated to painting, they also belong to the texture of the city itself as exemplified in marbles and mosaics. As early as the 15th century, the city boasted a flourishing industry of colour relying on trades such as, among others, dyers, glassmakers, tailors, or pigment sellers (i.e. vendecolori).
This paper explores the material, cultural and linguistic influence of Venice on early modern England, focusing more precisely on glass, dyes and pigments. The perception and representation of the Venetian palette will be analysed through various sources, so as to shed light on the way colours informed the imaginative construct of the city while revealing the British travellers’ ability or inability to be responsive to Venice’s ubiquitous polychromy.


January 11, 2018 via Apartment Therapy

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January 12, 2018 via CNNStyle

Sue Kreitzman

At 75, the London-based colorphile has fought a lifelong battle against beige.

January 13, 2018 via MentalFloss

Yulia Brodskaya

January 16, 2018 via Golem13

Bernard Pras‘s anamorphosis


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January 19, 2018 via UNILAD


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January 23, 2018 via GreatBigStory

The Castello di Sammezzano in Tuscany

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January 26, 2018 via BurlingtonMagazine

Emil Nolde: Colour is Life

at the National Gallery of Ireland, (opening February 14th).

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January 27, 2018 via EscapingLife

Mumbai’s Blue Synagogue

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January 29, 2018 via 9GAG

Rainbow Coffee: by Emily Coumbis of Piggy Back Café

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