In a very interesting article, Stephen Westland, Professor, Chair of Colour Science and Technology, University of Leeds, explains how colour affect us. It is in fact true that red makes your heart beat faster!
Simple and probably unexpensive – yet fun and very inspirational.
From the bathroom of the coffee shop at LEVA in Gotland, Sweden.
(photo: Lena Heiman)
Colour fun in the hammock? Play Huedoku!
If you are trying to relax in the hammock, but can´t stop fiddling with your smart phone, well, then do something both fun and useful: download Houdoku or SameSameOrDifferent. You will be surprised how difficult it is. AND fun!
Additionally you might want to go to http://colorisrelative.com/ – created by the same guy, Gabe Mott – to get explanations and facts on all the magic of color. Recommended!
Here is an example. Look at the 32 poles in these 2 pictures
Backgrounds are clearly different, one is blue and one is yellow. But what about the poles? What do you think? Are they yellow or blue? Are they the same or different?
Well, actually, giving them a neutral background, this is what they look like: They are the same in the two pictures and they are neither all blue, nor all yellow…..
So. if you are in the hammock, or wherever you are, we hope you will enjoy your summer. Having fun with color and with all the rest that life can bring.
From the Midnight sun of Sweden
Melbourne: don´t miss Chromatopia exibition on colour!
On May 31, a wonderful exibition will open in Melbourne, Australia: Chromatopia. Wish we could be there to see it. This text, describing the exibition is promising: This voyage of discovery features pigments made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, bodily waste, crushed insects and predatory sea snails. Colours dug simply from the ground beneath us, others so expensive that only kings and popes could afford them. Within the exhibition, see the living process of historical colour manufacture in action. Also featured is the new world of strange modern colours that only reveal themselves when touched, are invisible in sunlight or shine in the dark.”
Do, at least, have a look at their site. http://chromatopia.org/ . Lovely pictures, lovely pieces of info!
We are so happy with all new customers from Oslo Design Fair and the releif that so many people express when Kolormondo enables them to finally understand the world of colour. Here is a simple visual presentation ( in Swedish, will be translated shortly 🙂 )
Stand C05:04 at Oslo Design Fair getting ready!
Sara Strand of Stark Effekt is the designer of Kolormondo, including our trade show stands. We admire her creativity, and sense of beauty – as well as her capacity to create miracles out of nothing. Come and see for yourselves tomorrow when the new stand is ready at Oslo Design Fair!
Sara Strand, Stark Effekt Nicoline Kinch, Kolormondo
Colour on Oslo Design Fair!
Would you like to visit and meet Kolormondo at the Oslo Design Fair in Oslo, Norway, January 25-28?. More info here: http://www.oslodesignfair.com/.
Please contact us and we are happy to invite you and send you a ticket!
LAUNCHING KOLORMONDO PRO – WITH NCS AND CMY CODES FOR EACH COLOUR
Find the right colour
Make colour matches
We are proud to launch our new product Kolormondo Pro. It has codes from the NCS and CMY systems for each colour. Printed in Sweden with ISO standard.
Get your own copy here: http://kolormondo.tictail.com/product/kolormondo-pro-with-ncs-and-cmy-codes.