• The Colour Explorer´s Travel Kit – with Kolormondo and more!

    We recently received this lovely newsletter from Maggie Maggio of Color Explorer:

     

    Color Explorers’ Travel Kit 

    I am on the road again. Here’s what I packed . . .

    ·         Kolormondo 185 by Swedish designer Nicoline Kinch. Take it apart and put it back together in less than 5 minutes. Both the globe and the free app are perfect for demonstrating color in 3D.

    ·         Bag of Crayons – I never go anywhere without my crayons.

    ·         Prisms with charts from Goethe plus a few from the Usborne Optical Illusions deck of cards.

    ·         Color Paddle Set – Diffraction gratings and calibrated CMY|RGB gels. An easy way to show that magenta plus yellow makes red.

    ·         CMY Color Wheel from The Color Wheel Company. It’s much easier to see color relationships with the covers off!

    ·         RGB Flashlights – The Optical Society of America Color Blox set is the best – and most portable – way I’ve found for demonstrating the mixing of light. (Note: Myra is using the flashlights to mix green and red light in the photo above.)

    ·         Basic Deck of BTC Cards – The 70 card set of Breakthrough Color cards by Canadian color explorer
    Tracy Holmes is a fun way to sort
    color into tints, tones and shades.

    ·         A flashlight app turns an “iPad” into a tiny light table. I laminated theaterGels for a quick subtractive mixing lesson. Bonus: The “iPad” is handy
    for playing the master level of the
    addictive gaming app Blendoku.

    ·         Flip Triangle Prototype – One of the products we are developing for the classroom. They connect back-to-back with Velcro to show the reciprocal relationship of the RGB and CMY systems of color.

    ·         Afterimage Chart – just for fun!

    ·         Polymer Clay – for mixing color right in your hands. I use many brands including Fimo, Premo and Kato.

    ·         Schylling Tops with our prototype
    Maxwell disks for playing with
    optical mixing.

    ·         CMY Color Mixing Triangle Prototype – for feedback.

    I can fit everything but the crayons into a nifty JOTO organizer. I just throw the
    travel kit, crayons and notebook in my carry-on and I’m ready to go. Now it’s off to more color adventures!

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  • Kolormondo colours for your hair!

    How often do you dye your hair? Next time, maybe Kolormondo will play an indirect role in the process;  We are proud and happy that Wella  is now using Kolormondo in their training of hairdressers.  Wella is the world’s second-largest-producer of hairdressing products for home and professional use –   so you are likely to be a customer of theirs.

    “As we are working with the color circle to design our hair color, Kolomondo is a massive help to make this visible for our trainers and Hairdressers” says Martina Brand,  Global Education Wella Professionals Color and Trend Vision

    Hairdressers working with Kolormondo in a  hari colour trainingsession

    Hairdressers working with Kolormondo in a hair colour training session in Stockholm recently

  • Colour measuring work in progress!

    You will soon here more about  a new Kolormondo colour product……Work has been going on for a long time, we are now soon  ready for production.  Exiting!

    Working outside in the sun is not only a pleasure, but also very good when measuring and comparing colours!

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  • Colour – just by chance?

    Stepping out of a car, we finds this little animal. Has it chosen this place  – same colour as itrself –  just by chance? Or, has it “found a friend”?  Maybe it feels safe here? We do not know – do you?

    But we do no for sure that colour is a powerful tool, not only in nature!

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  • The color cards

    A new favorite

    We have just received the wonderful Colour Cards from Tracey Holmes of Break ThroughColour, explaining all the ins and outs of the complex world of each colour Run to http://www.breakthroughcolour.com/ to get your own copy. You will not be disappointed. 

  • International design for all!

    Foundation award ceremony with Kolormondo

    International Design for All Foundation Award Ceremony 2016On 22 March 2016, during the Urbaccess fair in Paris, the Design for All Foundation award ceremony took place.  For the 7th edition of the awards, the Foundation awarded a total of 36 projects/products from 12 different countries as “Good Practices 2015”. Kolormondo was one of the lucky awarded Projects.

  • A new color tool from Kolormondo

     

    We are happy to present  Kolormondo® 570 – a tool for professional colour users: interior and graphic designers, architects, product developers, home decorators, florists. The list is endless.

    Kolormondo® 570 inspires when looking for new combinations of colours and is also ideal for finding complementary colours. It will help identify a colour – and what it consists of – by looking at its neighbours.  Kolormondo® 570 complements whatever colour tools from  Pantone, NCS, RAL etc you use at the moment,. When you have chosen a colour in the globe, it can be compared with  your regular fan deck to get codes and specifications.

    The globe has 570 colours, is 29 cm in diameter and consists of 5 round pieces and 6 wedges. It is made of durable recycable PP-plastic. Just like the other Kolormondo products, it comes in a flat package and can be built and rebuilt many times. It is made in Sweden.

    We are happy to take orders in the webshop http://kolormondo.tictail.com/product/kolormondo-570. For bigger quantities, contact us directly for a quote!

  • London calling! Kolormondo at Olympia

    On March 9 you have the chance to see Kolormondo at Olympia, London.  Janet Best is a fashion colour specialist at the intersection of design, science, and retail industries. As Head of Colour with Marks & Spencer, Janet’s continued passion for sharing colour knowledge continues with many global brands: Burberry, Hugo Boss, natific AG, Samsung. Editor and co-author of the globally acclaimed colour book “Colour design Theories and applications,” Janet travels the world for trends research/conference speaker/university lecturer/creating inspirational and educational colour workshops for the industry.

    In her workshops, she often lets the audience build a Kolormondo colour globe, and she has promised to do so also at this occasion.

  • 4 Patent!

    Hurray, we have now received the fourth Kolormondo patent!

  • We love color books

    3200 BOOKS ON COLOUR!

    There is now a new book on colour: Roy Osborne has just published Books on Colour 1495-2015. History and Bibliography.

    It includes listings of 3200 books on colour! That is an Amazing number of books. They are organised under 27 general headings. How many headings can you guess?

    The headings  are  Architecture, Chemistry, Classification, Colorants, Computing & Television, Decoration, Design, Dress & Cosmetics, Dyeing, Flora & Fauna, Food, Glass, History, Lighting, Metrology, Music, Optics, Painting, Perception, Phi-losophy, Photography & Cinema, Printing, Psychology, Symbolism, Terminology, Therapy and Vision.