A few days ago I had the pleasure to lecture and hold a workshop at Jönköping International Business School. The students profited, as did I, from discussing the future possibilities of the company, Kolormondo AB. Thanks for your help and good ideas
The haptic aspects of colour
Just came across an interesting article on “Colour as content, not surface”. It is written by Timo Rieke on Linked In. Here is a short extract
“………. Colours appear rough or smooth, soft or hard, sharp or rounded, heavy or light, or flat or spatial. To understand the meanings of colours, it can be useful to understand sight as a sort of touch, but also as a type of hearing and smelling at a distance………In the visual arts, colour also serves to alter the impression of materiality, space and feel…..! Read the full article here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/colour-research-engl-timo-rieke/
The inventor and owner of Kolormondo, Nicoline Kinch, has been nominated to the Swedish award “Årets entreprenör” (“Entrepreneur of the year”.)
The nomination says
….. Nicoline has cultivated a core vision for Kolormondo that she does not compromise on. Beyond just making profits, she strives to cure as many people as possible from what she calls color illiteracy. It is this compelling vision that fuels her passion and drives thecontinuous development of Kolormondo’s product portfolio.
So, keep your fingers crossed for Nicoline!
Bird egg colouration – does it matter?
… and what about the colour of dinosaur eggs….. ? Here is a surprisingly interesting article on this subject:
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!