1914 Paris in colour

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Photography on Monday 21 January 2013

I always love a good series of vintage colour photographs to swoon over and this series doesn’t disappoint. The shots of 1914 Paris show everything from Moulin Rouge to one legged men and horses – all in beautiful, rich colour. I want more!

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Colour game that freaks your eyes

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By James Crawley in Cool Websites on Saturday 29 December 2012

Most kids like crayons, pens, wrapping paper, cartoons and those shiny things that go on the end of shoe laces. Who am I kidding? Kids like colourful stuff that makes their face happy. This beautifully designed colour tester is a game for kids trapped in bigger bodies. It starts easy. The later levels made my […]

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High res colour photographs of 1949 London

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By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Websites on Tuesday 30 October 2012

Some pretty cool high res photographs of 1949 London have appeared over on Retronaut. The series is mostly photos of one street, which shows everything from fashion to architecture. Most interesting to me is the lit up advertisements on the sides of the buildings. What a great way to take a look at the past.

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Evocative colour photos taken between 1914-1918

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Photography on Tuesday 30 October 2012

A great series of color photographs taken between 1914 and 1918 have sprung up on one of our perennial favourite websites, Retronaut. The series offers a unique and interesting look at parts of France during the period of war: posed group shots, special candid shots and landscape and building photographs all make it into the series. Check out some of our favorites below.

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Colorful illustrations by Stacey Rozuch

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By Philip Dunne in New Illustration on Thursday 3 May 2012

I’ve only recently discovered Stacey’s art, and it’s spectacular. Her art is so beautifully illustrated, it reminds of a time when people believed gods and mythical creatures stalked the earth and how important the earth and animals were to people. Coloring, detailing and composition are so visceral in her work. It’s just gorgeous really.

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Wickedly brilliant sculptures by Lauren Clay

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By Sam Hoh in New Art on Friday 13 April 2012

When I first stumbled across Lauren Clay’s sculptures, I was blown away by the colours and kooky forms. These sculptures, which combine painted paper, wood and foam, have an other-worldly quality about them. I particularly like the pieces Both Sides in Equal Parts and A Good Measure, Pressed Down, Shaken Together, Running Over. It is as though a cartoon alien has left its remnants behind on earth.

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Color: a film by Tom Sach and Van Neistat

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By Sam Hoh in New Film on Thursday 12 April 2012

Not only does this film show a comprehensive guide to the strict colour palette used at Tom Sach’s studio, it also provides very entertaining thoughts about the various meanings that colour can embody. I particularly enjoyed the segment about red and blue. The relationship between the images, music and words make this film comical and […]

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Colourful designs by Kokomi

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By Ben OBrien in New Design on Saturday 17 March 2012

Some people are good with colour. Some people are amazing with colour. And some people take colour to a whole other level. For me, Kokomi fit in the last group. I adore their playful and wild ways, breathing unlimited fresh air into the under-inflated design world.

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Tête à Tête: experimental short films by Axel de Wilde

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By Axel de Wilde in Video on Friday 19 August 2011

Tête à Tête is a combination of film, photography and stop motion in the guise of three short storylines and a series of portraits around a contemporary topic. It’s all the work of SOETr (aka Axel de Wilde), a freelance designer from the Netherlands.

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Art made from concrete by Annika Nordenskiöld

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By Arvid Krantz in New Art on Friday 29 July 2011

Swedish artist Annika Nordenskiöld has made beautiful art out of concrete, and it’s even functional: turn them on and get a very personal light. No molds are used, the shapes are made by hand lying down, one side at the time. Concrete burns fast, she’s got around a minute to work while the concrete is shapable.

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Mario Wagner

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By Julius de Hond in New Illustration on Wednesday 25 May 2011

Mario Wagner is a German illustrator based in San Francisco. His work features lots of color and hints strongly at the position of technology in our modern society.

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Tie-ups plastic belts

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By Serena in New Products on Friday 11 March 2011

Italian-made Tie-ups is the first belt to be wholly realized in fine plastics: resistant, flexible and with a minimal and versatile design. Tie-ups is an accessory adding a note of freshness and innovation to any clothing style, and is ecological, recyclable, and waterproof.

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Keepers Of The Flame

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By Rita Dianni-Kaleel in New Art on Monday 29 November 2010

Oil painting of children of different cultures connected by abstract shapes and colors with a line of gold leaf representing the value of life and our link to the future.

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Neon visuals set to David Guetta’s music

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By Justfortv in Video on Friday 29 October 2010

These stunning visuals are for David Guetta’s concerts and live shows, capturing the essence of dance music, with technology and visual art. Cool.

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Wall Furniture

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 8 February 2008

Student designer Theo Zeniou recently unveiled some innovative ideas for furniture that doubles as wall-hanging art. When not in use, the brightly colored pieces can be folded up and stored on the wall. [see also the work of designer Shin Azumi]

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