Posts Tagged ‘colour’

Everyone loves the lamps in the Palais de Tokyo cafe

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Various incarnations of the cafe in the Palais de Tokyo art museum in Paris, and its simple but excellent lamp array. A selection of Flickr photos by pavilion tone, Purple Cloud, roryrory, photocapy, and jennylampstand. Michael Lin’s flower floor was recently removed.

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Painted houses

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Modernist Vancouver house of the painter BC Binning, who painted his own interior and exterior murals. Photo by Arne Haraldsson. See here for more information on this heritage-protected house.

In my neighbourhood there’s a heritage program called True Colours wherein you can receive a pat on the back from heritage types and sometimes free paint if you agree to paint your house in the original house colours circa 1901.

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How to use pattern and colour tastefully.

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

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Painted houses in Cape Town’s Bo Kaap quarter

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Wow. It might be difficult to pull off these colours in the watery light spectrum we have here in Vancouver. But frankly Vancouver ought to be able to do a lot better than the local Victorian colour scheme of dark maroon with sickly, pale butter-yellow trim. If we can’t do Bo Kaap, then at least San Francisco or Valparaiso.

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Brainbows – neurons and pixels

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Somebody is bound to steal these digital images for textile design… Today’s announcement of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry honours the work of 3 scientists, 2 American and 1 Japanese, for their work in exploiting the luminosity of jellyfish for medical purposes. Using genes that produce luminescent proteins, they were able to tag cells in the body to aid in brain and cancer research. 

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Colour in wartime.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

 

Catalogue for a 1944 Zurich art exhibition by painter Johannes Itten – Johannes Itten: Die Farbe – with book cover designed by Max Bill. “Die Farbe” is German for “colour.” (via dsharp and swissmiss)

 

 

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