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[…]

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[…]

Exploring Medieval Theories of Color through Glass

An unlikely combination of artists, medieval historians, philosophers and scientists have converged to create an exhibition of glass artworks. What is colour? This is one of those big questions that unlock “treasure chests” containing centuries of riches. Reach in and there are jewels to be discovered – of classical learning, philosophy, science ancient and modern,[…]