We can't be far off a time where we can order buckets of paint by punching in RGB color values. The big paint companies could obviously do this, but right now all they seem to offer are elaborate, bloated interfaces wrapping their own marketing-driven color schemes. And I'll grant that the paint pigment gamut might have some very weakly-covered areas, lightfastedness issues, and so on. I hope whoever eventually does this (brand suggestion: LATHEX) also creates a robust API for it and a affiliate program, so that Paint Colors Invented By Neural Network can be tested and refined against thousands of actual purchases.
In 1836, animation pioneer and kinetic sculptor Len Lye created "Rainbow Dance," a beautiful and strange animated film. Watch excerpts below. To create the wonderfully vibrant and surreal color effects, Lye used then-state-of-the-art Gasparcolor film, developed in 1933 by Hungarian chemist Béla Gáspár who was working in Berlin at the time. From the Timeline of HIstorical… READ THE REST
Spanish graphic designer Txaber made these very cool prints of beer can logo redesigns, each one labelled with the respective Pantone color that best represents the color of the beer inside. I'm an avid beer drinker, and I know that they come in different colors — but associating these drinks with the Pantone scale really… READ THE REST
Ultra-white is the new Vantablack. Purdue University researchers developed the whitest white paint ever. It reflects 98.1% of sunlight. (The blackest black paint, Vantablack, absorbs 99.9% of visible light.) According to lead researcher Xiulin Ruan, "f you were to use this paint to cover a roof area of about 1,000 square feet, we estimate that… READ THE REST
Just because you know how to whip up a mean spaghetti bolognese doesn't mean you have what it takes to open a successful restaurant. The same can be said with business and software development — the two are based in somewhat different wheelhouses but go hand in hand in a wide range of industries. Whether… READ THE REST
Wouldn't it be nice to listen to your own music, while also still being aware of your surroundings? In-ear or over-ear headphones and earbuds can completely disconnect you from the outside world, making it unsafe while driving or even just walking or running. Luckily, these open-air Bluetooth Mu6 Ring headphones solve this issue, while providing… READ THE REST
If you're like most of the world, you leave cryptocurrency to the cryptocrazies. But you're not, and that's a good thing. Because, while some of us are totally fine with sitting around waiting to make old-fashioned salaries, you've got emotional and financial stock in NFTs and crypto and are ready to watch it pay off.… READ THE REST