Phillip Miller Eberz over at OjoHaven.com found this fun little color and text brain teaser posted on a middle school wall in Texas... He took the brain teaser and created a page that reloads a new assortment of colors and words on every refresh of the page. We created an example of the brain teaser below.
How far can you get without messing up?
This is based on a little brain teaser i found posted on a wall at Murchison Middle School, in Austin, Texas, USA. The point is to say the name of the color of each word, and not the color named by the word. So if you saw Blue you would say "Red". I strongly recommend you do this aloud in front of someone who can see the page and check you. You're likely not to notice when you make a mistake.
White Yellow Purple Red Gray Yellow Blue
Click over to the The ColorText Brain Teaser to reload a new set of colors and words.
Whether making one of a thousand paper cranes, blocking out the sun, or obscuring vision as panes in sliding shoji doors, washi is an incredibly flexible a type of paper used by the Japanese. Before going into it's extremely particular process involving winter's cold water, washi paper is made from rice or trees, and is impressive enough just on the surface with the patterns and colours chosen.
From artistic creations to clothing, washi finds a home just about anywhere. While function seems to be the focus, the tougher-than-ordinary paper has worked its way into the pass-time that almost everyone knows -- origami. Origami came from the Chinese zhe zhi, but the most important thing is that both mean 'paper folding' as a whole, not a specific style. Typical origami paper comes in innumerable patterns and colours, from vibrant and busy to muted and solid. The largest origami crane had a wingspan of 78.19 m (256 ft 6 in). It was folded at the Odate Jukai Dome in Odate, Maebashi, Japan on 20-21 January 2001.
Canada's leading national newspaper, the Globe and Mail published a wonderful story on COLOURlovers today and included coverage of some of our long-term lovers. Mark aka mravka was even featured in the photos for the article. I hope you give it a read and leave Rebecca a nice comment on her article.
At ColourLovers.com, those with a passion for pigment create hues, swap palettes and even fall in love
They argue the merits of teal versus aqua with a seriousness usually reserved for foreign policy debates.
They create colours with names such as "elle était belle" (a lily-pad green) and "deep tissue massage" (a brick red).
They have hundreds of names for beige.
They are the self-proclaimed colour addicts of ColourLovers.com, a social networking site for people who enjoy exploring and analyzing hues.
Painter Mark Steven Ritter works in his apartment/studio in Montreal, Aigust 16, 2007. Mr. Ritter has used colourlovers.com to create more than 1,200 palettes.
The Globe and Mail
Consider it a Facebook for the pigment-obsessed.
Since its launch in December, 2004, the site has attracted more than 20,000 members from around the globe, inspired home redecorations and website designs, and spawned real-life friendships and even one marriage.
If you've ever stared blankly at a display of paint swatches and wondered where to start, or despaired at finding a colour to complement the pink bathroom fixtures in your apartment, ColourLovers may be able to help.
Have you ever flown first class? Have you ever really wished you could? Well, the top ten from Forbes' World's Best First Class article seems to shoot down every actually-comfortable, well-padded seat I've walked past. From bed-chairs to private nooks, Heaven seems to recline at 40,000ft.
What are the Colors of a First Class Experience?
Taking a look at Forbes' Top Ten was almost like a journey itself, but not through airspace -- through color. The planes I've been on were all typically calming, hospital colors, but the concept photos from these airlines -- ranked tenth to first -- make me consider spending a little more money next time I fly, and a little more time shopping around, because all of the best colors are all around the world.
Flying first-class here means access to a separate terminal in Doha that mimics a five-star hotel with several fine-dining restaurants, a medical center, and a spa with sauna and Jacuzzi. On board passengers get caviar service, full-size pillows, white linen mattresses, Australian wool blankets and Bulgari toiletry kits. The seats are 79 inches long, have 15-inch LCD screens and come with a 23-inch meal table that allows dining for two, just as in a restaurant.
We've been wanting to work with MOO.com for a long time and we're now fully plugged into their new product platform. MOO makes wonderful personal calling cards, notecards and even stickers that are high quality and dead sexy... and now you can get your MOO cards with COLOURlovers palettes on them.
We chose the top 10 palettes from the last year to provide to Moo for their new ReadyMade store. We hope to continue to add more options to MOO and hopefully someday even make every palette on the COLOURlovers available.
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Choose the MOO product you like, before you personalize it! The images below show some of the designs available in each pack. There are 16 different designs in each NoteCard pack, and up to 50 different designs per 100 pack of MiniCards.
Glass-blowing is an art form that I would consider to be the most complex in the sculpting world. Between the need for extreme temperatures and careful technique, it seems beyond me how such wonderful things can be created by glass-working artists, especially because it almost entirely has to be done while the glass is molten hot.
But what can come out of that heat is incredibly beautiful. From paperweights to landscape art, glass is a world of all shapes -- and colours. Considered the greatest living master of glass-working, Dale Chihuly's glass creations show us just that. From warm yellow and bold reds to oceanic teals and deep sky blues, the spectrum of his work is boundless. Looking at Chihuly's collection of Basket creations and Seaforms is enough to show us his extensive colour palette, while his work plays at the pre-conceived notions we have of what glass is.
The Big Island, also known as the Island of Hawaii is an amazingly beautiful place and I was lucky enough to call it home for the first 17 years of my life. The Big Island is made up of just about every different type of landscape you can imagine... Volcanoes and Deserts... Rainforests and Grasslands... Beaches and Valleys... even Mountains and Snow...
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The Big Island was home to King Kamehameha the Great, who by the early 1800s had united most of the Hawaiian Islands under his rule. He named his Kingdom Hawaii after his native island... leading to the confusion we have today with the Island of Hawaii in the state of Hawaii. It wasn't until 1959 that Hawaii became the 50th State of the U.S.
Color Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii
The Big Island has surf breaks on just about every side of the Island. The warm tropical waters and hot afternoon sun make any day surfing a great day surfing.
A crew of eight crosses the line between Hello Kitty's cuteness and the sojourns of Star Trek. Together, they travel the ocean searching for fun and adventure. These talented eight -- including a valiant polar bear, daredevil kitten, and big-hearted penguin -- eagerly meeting the excitement they find outside of their undersea base, the Octopod.
They are the Octonauts, and they live in a vibrantly coloured and illustrated world created by the illustration and design team MEOMI, bringing vivid colours to imaginative stories.
MEOMI is ...
... Vicki Wong (Vancouver) and Michael Murphy (LA). They have been featured illustration and design books, while their characters have found homes all over the world on clothing, merchandise, toys, and magazines. Meomi has been a creative force for Fisher-Price/Mattel, Electronic Arts, Google, Time Out Magazine, Bang-on Clothing, and CBC4Kids.
August is a late summer month, generally characterized by the lowering of July's heat and the welcoming of the encroaching autumn that September will bring. There are a few stones recognized as August's birthstone, but the most widely accpeted stone captures the gradual retreat of the yellow summer sun and the last month of green leaves.
The modernly accepted birthstone for August is Peridot, a yellow to yellow-green stone. Pronounced as "pair-uh-dot" or "pair-uh-doe," the name of the gemstone is thought to have come from either the Arabic word faridat (gem) or the French word peritot (unclear). While peridot is considered a common stone, by no means should it be suggested that it is not worthy of appreciation. Peridot is often born in lavas, or in the 'mantle' that lava carries at its surface.
We've all had them before ... The Flu, The Common Cold, a Stomach Ache, Sore Throat, Ear Ache ... but Mange? Salmonella? Who wants that? I do. In fact, I've had the Common Cold for three years. Thanks to GIANTmicrobes, you can catch these little buggers and be glad of it, too.
Even If You Don't Have Insurance ...
GIANTmicrobes is a company that has created a number of stuffed representations of actual microbes at a million times their actual size. The stuffed microbes range in colour (anywhere that's soft on the spectrum) and appearance, from simple balls to oblong and fringe-covered, but they all have that puppy-dog-eyed charm. They make for a fun gift to anyone with a sense of humor and can even be used as tools for parents or educators. Imagine -- little Timmy comes home from school, "What did you do at school today?" "We played 'Catch the Common Cold!'"