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Fall Is in the Air

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Photographers capture leaf color gradients in all their autumnal beauty

The autumn season is now in full gear, bringing with it chilly mornings, harvest festivals, bird migrations, and, of course, dazzling foliage. The other day, My Modern Met celebrated the harvest season by assembling this awesome collection of photos that show multi-hued leaves arranged in rainbow-like gradients. From an arrow created with maple leaves to a circle of leaves arranged by Pantone......read more

Everyday Color: Photos by Brad McMurray

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Canadian photographer reveals the beauty in the banal

Good photographers don't need epic vistas or gorgeous models to pull off compelling images. Brad McMurray (previously) is a case in point. The Vancouver-based photog finds beauty in the everyday, often employing situational irony to create interesting pictures. His eye for bold pops of color in banal settings is on full display in this selection of images. In his own words: My images are seen......read more

The Toxic Irony Of Being Green

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A look at 350.org's planet-scale art project for the climate.

How's this for bitter irony? Most forms of the color green, the chosen emblem of environmentalism since the 1960s, are not only not ecologically responsible but potentially poisonous. Writing in the Design section of the New York Times, Alice Rosthorn says that because the color green is so difficult to create, manufacturers have to use toxic chemicals to stabilize it. That means that......read more

Epic Earth Time Lapse from Space

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NASA video paints jaw dropping picture of Earth

These incredible time lapse images of Earth were shot by astronauts onboard the International Space Station, using special low-light, high-definition (4K resolution!) cameras. The images were kindly made available by NASA for free.  Berlin's Michael König took Jan Jelinek's minimal ambient techno and combined it with the time lapses to......read more

Dulux Walls

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Creative project brings color to communities around the world.

For Dulux Walls' Let's Colour Project, director Adam Berg shot everyday citizens brightening their communities by painting schools, streets, homes and squares in vibrant colors. A total of 120 different colours were utilized in four weeks of footage shot in four countries: Brazil, France, the UK and India. The wonderful song is "Go Do" by Jonsi (of Sigur Ros fame)....read more

Paper Collages Evoke Underwater Beauty

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Trippy collages made with textured rolls of paper

Psychedelic formations of rolled up paper are the beautiful result of artist Amy Eisenfeld Genser's obsession with paper and color.  My Modern Met profiled Amy's work and we're glad they did.  Although her final work appears quite abstract, Genser always starts out with an idea for a piece by using images and sketches and also drawing upon the beautiful imperfections of nature as......read more

I’m not really against food coloring, but I’ll happily go the natural route when possible. There are so many amazing colors in food — so why not use them? There are some brands that are now selling natural food colorings, but I love to DIY. There are a few points to keep in mind if you want to try it yourself at home. 1. Choose the source of color Sources for natural......read more

Atelier Dion Colored Clay Mugs

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From Helen Levi $37.00

Drink piping hot coffee in these deliciously colored mugs that have a comfortable round handle. Made using Atelier Dion's signature pigmented clays, these attractive mugs earned them the "Best Booth" award at the West Coast Craft Fair in December 2014. • Available in five colors: Cream (glaze), Charcoal (matte), Rose (matte), Lemon Pie (matte) and Latte (matte) •......read more

Middle Colors Humidifier

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Breathe easy with this sleek, teardrop-shaped humidifier from Japanese designer Takashi Hiroshi Tsuboi $140.00

With frosty temps, pervasive cold and flu bugs, and dry indoor air, winter creates plenty of breathing challenges. A good humidifier can be the answer for breathing easier in the cooler months, but the typical design is boring and bulky and can leave your sense of style congested. Enter the sleek, teardrop-shaped Middle Colors Humidifier by Japanese designer Takashi Hiroshi Tsuboi. Available......read more

Exhilaration by Civic Duty Shoes

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Tyvek shoes in every color $59.00

Civic Duty is a socially minded footwear company founded upon the simple premise that a leisure shoe can be attractive, fun, and comfortable while causing minimal impact to the environment in its production. Their Exhilaration line is made of Tyvek, a water resistant and highly durable material you normally see used in building houses or Fedex envelopes. These creative shoes come in a myriad of......read more

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