After posting Painting with Light, I had the pleasure of speaking with the LICHTFAKTOR crew, the artists responsible for the photos posted. The 3-man creative force behind LICHTFAKTOR is VJ sehvermoegen, graffiti artist jiar, and VJ 10X.
Read all the way down to see their new video work.
COLOURlovers: What drew you to become light graffiti artists?
LICHTFAKTOR: As VJs, we were used to film and because we are all into graffiti it was only a small step. This is the reason why our light-paintings are always moving.
Wine aficionados devote their time to studying the colors, the smells, and the years of wine to distinguish quality from ... not. With all of the books out there, all of the tips from experts, enjoying a glass becomes heinously complicated. Thankfully, color makes it all a little easier to understand.
While judging a wine for taste, 'smelling bouquets' and spitting wine out can seem a little bit backwards (because, after all, isn't wine for drinking?), it's really about appreciating different aromas and tastes without being totally smashed. color can tell us a great deal about a wine before we raise our glasses. Tilt them instead. Pouring a small amount of wine and tilting the glass at (approx.) 45º will spread the wine enough for us to observe a span of its color... and to determine the quality of a wine in the white, blush, or red families... where trees have rings, wines have color.
I saw Gary Vaynerchuk on Late Night with Conan O'Brien last week so I think it is really fun to see him bust up our color guide in his latest episode on Wine Library's "Does The Color of a Wine Have a Huge Impact on Quality or Age?"
In this episode he does a great job of showing some examples of how, while color can be fun to look at and enjoy as part of wine... it is NOT an indicator of quality or age in wine. Thanks for taking the time to explain what we got wrong in our theory and for showing some examples.
The Colors of White Wines
Italian art director Daniele Lago has created some wonderful designs for the current Lago collection. One product I find particularly great is the N.O.W. Customizable Wardrobe, with the ability to create any number of color palette designs... it makes the COLOURlover inside me giddy.
It is characterized by an innovative approach to color and a system that is so flexible and versatile that it matches the exact measurements of any desire. It is not a simple modular system, but a product that achieves a perfect fit between the visualized dream and the realized solution.
The Scottish Highlands are one of the most sparsely populated regions in Europe and are popularly described as the most scenic. The winding roads guide travelers and residents alike through purple-speckled mountain ranges, tall forests, rolling hills and along lake sides.
Like Ireland, the Highlands are lush with green grasses, but also see a number of colorful shrubs. Most commonly purple, heather -- a type of perennial shrub -- sweeps the area, from mountain tops to roadsides, also appearing in a range from white to pink, and sometimes even red, contrasting with the surrounding green meadows and forests. Although they may brown, the heathers' flowers don't necessarily fall. Other shrubs that sweep the Scottish Highlands range from grey to brown and green to yellow, but when the rain comes, the hills are alive with a vivid green.
If you read our Color Guide to Staying Healthy and Eating Right, but still feel like you can't get enough color in your diet... mutatoes, a project by uli westphal is sure to inspire. Uli's project is documenting "non-standard fruits, roots and vegetables found at Berlins farmers markets" and we color love it.
They probably aren't something you immediately think of when thinking of beautiful colors in nature... but from poison arrows to woodland dwellers, the world of frogs and toads is loaded with color. Used as camouflage or a warning of toxicity, the ranges seem unlimited. A COLOURlover, fazai38 used them for inspiration and created some great color palettes...
18 Colorful Frogs, Toads & Amphibian Fun Facts
Despite being called 'poisonous,' only a few frogs carry enough poison to kill a human, and they wouldn't actively seek out a human. The poisons would only affect the human in contact with them if handled or eaten.
We've been working hard on a couple big improvements to the site and we're excited to be launching a new feature and a completely rebuilt old one. With the new groups area of the site lovers can get together to share common interests, palette making competitions or even organize for local get togethers. We also rebuilt the forum...
Groups How to Guide
First thing to do is find a group or two that interest you and join in on the color fun. Conversations are great places to introduce yourself to the group or share some comments, palettes or colors.
Kermit the Frog once said "It ain't easy being green" but things have changed a little since then. Going Green has never been more popular. We looked at more than 1,000 of the recently created green palettes and pulled out some of our favorites. So, here are more than 130 palettes to help you get your green on.
From coastal villas to Renaissance palaces, the countries that span the northern coast of the Mediterranean Sea have one thing in common: Style. Looking closely at these beautiful buildings, what makes them especially beautiful are their colors. Cool white walls, warm red tiles, strong blue accents...
Costa del Sol
Borrowing color from the surrounding sea and sky as inspiration, the Mediterranean has an abundance of deep blues, teals, and tans, but lavenders and greens sneak their way in through the flora of the area. Perhaps in contrast, or for a gentle blend, the homes along the coast at least seem to blend in with the greens and yellows of the surrounding forests, grasslands, shrublands, and scrublands. Perhaps it's the grape fields of Tuscany that bring a love for all things soft and warm to the eye. Even the inner cities of Turkey are characterised by light stone buildings. While many Grecian coastal homes are purely white, some of them have roofs like Spanish homes, can have a yellowed color, and have a stucco finish. The curved tiles on the rooftops tend to be brown or orange traditionally, but can be seen in green commonly.
The Moon and the Earth have had a strange relationship for longer than we can understand. It has even been debated that, rather than a planet-moon relationship, it's really more of a double planet situation. Aside from that, given the Moon's dull grey, it somehow manages to appear in a range of colors while reflecting a very small amount of light.
The Moon reflects only 7% of the light it receives from the sun, and despite being flat, dull grey, the moon can appear pure white and extremely bright. The colour comes into play with the atmosphere. Because of the same light scattering principles involved in making the sky blue (the scattering and separation of the visible light spectrum leaving only blue), the moon can appear as red, orange, or yellow when rising because of how the atmosphere scatters the light.