Sipping the Feels: Using Color Psychology to Create a Zen Home

Color psychology is easy, intuitive, and fun. By Gabrielle GardinerWriter and Yogi Introduction When was the last time you re-evaluated how your home contributes to your mindfulness and calmness? Our emotional responses to colour aren’t just imagined. Using a calming colour palette is one of the most effective ways to develop a tranquil home base[…]

Unearthing the Secrets of Color

How artist Sandy Rodriguez uses a 16th-century manuscript as contemporary inspiration. Artist Sandy Rodriguez finds her colors in the natural world. She’s delved into the art and science of making her own natural pigments from minerals, plants, and insects collected during research trips across the western U.S., often following Indigenous recipes. A former Getty Museum[…]

Jab over Java: Color Symbolization in Medieval Coats of Arms

Heraldry was an art born out of necessity and developed out of symbolic thought. Presentation by The Apocalyptic Knight Heraldic designs came into general use among European nobility in the 12th century. Systematic, heritable heraldry had developed by the beginning of the 13th century. Exactly who had a right to use arms, by law or[…]

Researchers Follow a 15th-Century Recipe to Recreate Medieval Blue Ink

The purplish-blue pigment, derived from a Portuguese fruit, fell out of use by the 19th century. By Theresa MachemerFreelance Writer In southern Portugal, an unassuming, silvery plant with small, green- and white-flecked fruit grows on the edges of fields and along the sides of roads. But when researchers stirred the fruit—called Chrozophora tinctoria—into a mixture of[…]

Brewminating: Coloring Coffee – The Ultimate Guide to Latte Art

Diving into into latte art theory and the components of latte art. Presentation by Lance Hedrick Latte art is a method of preparing coffee created by pouring microfoam into a shot of espresso and resulting in a pattern or design on the surface of the latte. It can also be created or embellished by simply “drawing” in the top layer of foam. Latte[…]

Colorful Room M of the Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor in Ancient Boscoreale

When the villa was excavated, sixty-eight sections of wall paintings were removed before the remains of the villa were reburied. By Jessica MingoiaPhD Candidate in Art HistoryRutgers University Introduction The colors of the walls are nearly as bright today as they were when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 C.E., burying the Villa of Publius Fannius[…]