The Flags of Istanbul by Filip Pominelli

The Flags of Istanbul by Filip Pominelli


Istanbul is in the middle of everything. A symbol of how exchange, migration, condivision and connections are the base of evolution. Blurring the flag-colors of all the countries that have had long relations in Istanbul, The Flags of Istanbul is a project about globalization, nationality, geopolitics, borders and connections, and celebrates the diversity and reflects on the history of one of the greatest cities in the world. The performance and documentation of the project coincided with the celebration of the Turkish Independence day, October 29th, 2010.

You can see another colorful project by Filippo Minelli here. Visit his site and flickr page for other projects.

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The First White Kitchen of All Colors

The First White Kitchen of All Colors


Customizable highlights allow for subtle color play while maintaining the main color palette and an overall clean and simple contemporary look.

ModernKitchenArt - Suprema | The Suprema allows you to customize your kitchen cupboards with over 200 variations of the panel in glass, wood and metal.  The glass panels are available in many color variations and transformed by LED lights which are diffused into pleasant light and color.

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The Meaning of Color by David Benjamin Kopp - Philosophy

The Meaning of Color by David Benjamin Kopp - Philosophy


This is a section from Triiibes' 'Color and Form', a freely distributed eBook available to view and download on Scribd or here.

What does this color mean? A scientist informs us that, ultimately, there is nothing "there" except waves of light we call "color".

A robot can identify color - even tell you that the color above is composed of red, green and blue in the proportion: 224, 3, 3.




What a robot can't do is feel how Edgar Robinson felt when he saw a variation of Napthol Crimson for the first time in 1873.

And no scientist can ever discover or predict, how Aamina Badesha will experience the color she creates on her palette tomorrow night.




We humans can assume the roles of both robot and scientist, receiving data and analyzing it. But what we choose to do is much more inter-esting. We let color mean something to us.We let it affect us. Sometimes we communicate that meaning, sometimes we keep it to ourselves, and sometimes, unfortunately, we forget it is there altogether. But for all that science has given us, and it has given us plenty, it can’t give us the meaning of color... try as it might to convince us that the colors of the sunset are really only there to inspire us to procreate.




To experience and create your own symphony of color, buy paint at a local art store, see what colors there are, and bring some home to see what colors you can make. Any color you choose to create will, in all likelihood, be totally unique in the world.If you choose, you can do something with your new color, like give it form, save it as it is, or you can simply look at it and discard it.


David Benjamin Kopp loves doing, making and thinking about things. Mostly creative things. Right now he’s very likely writing a song, making a graphic design or, most likely typing this bio.

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On Top of Color: Holton Rower's 'Pour' Series

On Top of Color: Holton Rower's 'Pour' Series


Holton Rower pours paint over a custom "canvas" of boxes and panels, one color on top of the other. The result is somewhat psychedelic but this kinetic-process created work is anything but one-dimensional.


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2 Art Installations, 1 Painting Series & an iPad Coloring Book

2 Art Installations, 1 Painting Series & an iPad Coloring Book


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Crayate by Mr. Booth

"Crayate is a fun, crayon-based colouring app for children of all ages. Save your pictures for use as iPad wallpapers. Choose from a wide range of scenes and animals, then colour the picture using a selection of crayons."

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<i>Poof!</i> Unexpected Color in Nature

Poof! Unexpected Color in Nature


Seemingly out of nowhere a puff of unexpected color is added to a natural scene.

Using colored smoke a few photographers have started a new trend, and we can't help but love the unusual color palettes they create.

Filippo Minelli | Silence/Shapes

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Neon Colors: In the home?

Neon Colors: In the home?


Stimulating and energetic or dizzying and overwhelming? Would you use neon colors in your home?

Though we refer to more than one color as "neon", technically speaking neon is only the bright reddish-orange color produced with the gas neon. All other colours are generated with the other noble gases or by many colours of fluorescent lighting.

Neon was discovered in 1898 by the British chemists Sir William Ramsay (1852–1916) and Morris W. Travers (1872–1961) in London. Neon was discovered when Ramsay chilled a sample of the atmosphere until it became a liquid, then warmed the liquid and captured the gases as they boiled off. The gases that boiled off, in addition to nitrogen, oxygen, and argon, were krypton, xenon, and neon. The characteristic, brilliant red color that is emitted by gaseous neon when excited electrically was noted immediately; Travers later wrote, "the blaze of crimson light from the tube told its own story and was a sight to dwell upon and never forget."

The blaze of crimson light from the tube told its own story and was a sight to dwell upon and never forget. - William Ramsay


Bangkok University Creative Center | Thailand

Super Machine

Supermachine surrounds the internet centre with a space-ship like green pod  and covers a 180 square-meter wall a “Lo-Fi pixel wall”. 10,000 custom-made rotating four-sided plastic pieces in differing colors.

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Using Red on the Web: 15 Inspiring Sites

Using Red on the Web: 15 Inspiring Sites


We're still feeling the love for the color red, even after the being over saturated in it for the past couple of weeks leading up to Yesterday (Valentine's Day), hope you all are not sick of it.

For some web design inspiration, here are 15 red websites selected from web creme. Click on the palettes to get the colors.

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Paint the World Red by Ujjwal Trivedi - Philosophy

Paint the World Red by Ujjwal Trivedi - Philosophy


This is a section from Triiibes' 'Color and Form', a freely distributed eBook available to view and download on Scribd or here.

"And what is it to work with love? It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth." - Kahlil Gibran.

If one could paint everything with his heart, won't it be all red? As much as it is important to love your work, it is essential to do what you love to do. It shapes you and brings the inner you out. Most of the time it helps me to solve my dilemma when I seek an answer to the question, "How would I do it, if I were to use it." If I don't enjoy writing it, how will someone else enjoy reading it?

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Important as it is to create with love, it's significant to use with love. Use it as if it was created just for you, by your beloved. Have you cared to notice the subtleties of a product or service, and to appreciate the little things that has gone into creating it? It may be the small clip that stands on your PC keyboard, or a grasp handle above the rear seat window of your car. You probably don't look out for these nuances when you are buying. They do not affect the buying decision of customers, still, designers care about adding that little touch of comfort. When you don't use with love, the use is incomplete. The full message intended has not transferred from soul to soul. It is like responding to a smiling voice with another one. Both don't know each other or see the smiles but still the conversation becomes refreshing.

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Everything in the world is colorless. We paint it with our perceptions. What looks green to me may be blue for a colorblind and black for a blind. When we are happy everything looks bright and when we are sad even the sun looks dull. Every morning we rise up with a paintbrush in our hands and paint the world. Every morning we wake up with pen and write our own story. The secret to being happy is to take charge and paint the world with colors that we love to see. So why shouldn't we open our hearts and paint it RED!

Ujjwal Trivedi is helping Businesses with Software, Writing and Marketing. He creates Social Media Strategies for Corporates and helps Businesses express themselves better to their customers, vendors and employees. You can read him at Eternal Impressions and UV Times.

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Chicken's Color Vision Better than Ours - News

Chicken's Color Vision Better than Ours - News


Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have peered deep into the eye of the chicken and found a masterpiece of biological design.

Scientists mapped five types of light receptors in the chicken's eye. They discovered the receptors were laid out in interwoven mosaics that maximized the chicken's ability to see many colors in any given part of the retina, the light-sensing structure at the back of the eye.


All five cone types are interwoven together in the chicken retina so that all cone types are present throughout the retina, but two cones of the same type are never directly next to each other. (Credit: Joseph Corbo/Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis)
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