Karen Hess

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New Shade Of Blue Set To Change Our Homes For The Better

This pigment is nontoxic and so bold and durable that it won't ever fade.<p>The color you see below is no ordinary hue.<p>It's one of the world's newest -- and perhaps most vivid -- shades of blue. It also happens to be the result of a brilliant mistake.<p>A team of chemists discovered YInMn blue during a …

The life and death of Mummy Brown

The story of its rise and eventual fall from grace is a strange one, and to fully understand it we must first appreciate the extraordinary way in …

The World's "Mattest, Flattest Black" Acrylic Paint Is Available to All—Except Anish Kapoor

Artist Stuart Semple responds to Vantablack 2.0 with Black 2.0, making it available to anyone who wants it. Anyone, of course, but Anish Kapoor.<p>The ongoing saga over the artistic rights to Vantablack, the blackest black on the planet, continues. As a quick refresher for the uninitiated, British …

💙BLUE DREAMS💙 Picture of 100 year old indigo vat in India. Indigo was important economically because blue dyes were once very rare and valued as a luxury. Before the era of synthetically produced dyes, families would pass down their dye vats to skilled artisans within the community that would maintain them to ensure traditions would carry on through generations. Indigo is among the oldest dye to be used for textiles and printing. Many countries such as India, Japan, and Southeast Asia have used indigo for centuries. The dye was also known to ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Peru and Africa. The oldest known fabric dyed with indigo dates back to 6,000 years ago and was discovered in Peru. #indigo #naturaldyes #textiletraditions #womenweaversoftheworld

The Reinvention of Black - Issue 27: Dark Matter

Suddenly, black was everywhere. It caked the flesh of miners and ironworkers; it streaked the walls and windows of industrial towns; it thickened the …

5 reasons to grow your own blue

<b>I’ve been growing my own Japanese indigo plants to dye with for the last 5 years. There are many reasons to grow your own:</b><p><i>1. Magic.</i> It is magical …

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