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Color Snap by Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin Williams

According its info page, with this app you can take, save, store and color match photos with the 1,500 Sherwin Williams paint colors. Also with the match comes a coordinating palette and RGB numbers.


Steve Hough at Zg Gallery

Steve Hough; Zg Gallery

Hough’s work is an inquiry into the sense of mystery and awe that occupies the transitional space between specific conditions or states.  He is interested in the flux between binaries such as image and object, form and flatness, the fleeting and the permanent, the personal and the universal.  By creating figurative images solely through the use of surface-distortions and reflective color-shifting auto-paint, he explores the interplay between image, surface and viewer, and references the anonymous reproducibility of contemporary personal experience, its relationship to the boundary membrane of a screen, and the desire to perfect and objectify moments in time – to own them.

Brussels in Bloom: Photos by the First Post

The First Post

Close to a million begonia flowers were used to create the 300 square metres carpet this week. The pattern is based on a medieval carpet design


Burnt Food Museum


Deborah Henson-Conant is the curator of (and founder and primary contributor to) the Burnt Food Museum. The Museum is a private exhibit, rarely open to the public.

MUSEUM HISTORY: The museum was founded in the late 1980’s one night when Deborah put on a small pot of Hot Apple Cider to heat, then received an unexpected . . . fascinating . . . and very long phone call. By the time Deborah returned to the kitchen, the Cider had become a “Cinder” and thus the first, and perhaps still the most impressive, exhibit: “Free Standing Hot Apple Cider” was born.

SINCE THEN, countless other works have entered the museum, such as “Thrice Baked Potato,” “Why Sure, You Can Bake Quiche in the Microwave,” the indestructible “Mmmm……Soy Pups,” and the lovely matching set of Pizza Toast.

DOCUMENTATION: The museum, its curator and it’s educational display “Before and After: Toast” were the cover story for the Jan/Feb 1992 “Journal of Irreproducible Results;” the Museum has been toured by the hosts of NPR’s Weekend Edition, Morning Edition, and featured on NPR’s “The Splendid Table.” In 2002, a televised tour of the museum featured on the Food Network’s “Unwrapped”

Please remember the Museum’s Motto: “To Cook the Museum Way — always leave the flame on low . . . and then take a long nap.”

HOT TIP: Never scrimp on fire extinguishers and smoke alarms. They are decorative, colorful and lend a cozy, warm atmosphere to any kitchen . .

How many times have you ‘ruined’ a batch of chocolate chip cookies or a romantic dinner for two?

Turn those culinary ‘failures’ (that, if ‘succesful’ would have been gone forever after a single meal) into LIFELONG TREASURES for you and your famiy to enjoy!

That’s right – you, too, could have a wing of the Museum of Burnt Food in your very own home! Set aside a special shelf in your own kitchen for those surprising and wonderful objects of art that YOU created without even trying!

Author: evad
David Sommers has been loving color as COLOURlovers' Blog Editor-in-Chief for the past two years. When he's not neck deep in a rainbow he's loving other things with The Post Family (, a Chicago-based art blog, artist collective & gallery.