Measuring Blueness with the Cyanometer

The Cyanometer: measuring color the Antique way

The Cyanometer is a magical yet simple instrument for measuring ‘blueness‘, not the feeling but specifically the colour intensity of blue sky. A Cyanometer consists of squares of paper dyed in graduated shades of blue and arranged in a color circle or square that can be held up and compared to the color of the sky. It helped lead to a successful conclusion that the blueness of the sky is a measure of transparency caused by the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere. Measuring Blueness with the Cyanometer

(Horace-Bénédict de Saussure’s cyanometer, 1760)
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Mermaid Hair is Blue

Mermaid Hair is Blue

Just google it, it’s true! What do you say? You want that too?!

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Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest #6

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #6: Dutch Cheerleading Squad: Cheering for Ourselves, November 2016.mimi berlin fashion fest 6 Braggin’ and boastin’ has never been so much fun! VUFU&FE (von uns für uns & für euch.)
In this self-portrait we are having fun cheering for each other: this group of friends and colleagues are all creative minds from The Netherlands. In daily life these people are trying to make the world a prettier place; by creating visual delicacies. The portrayed are working, behind the scenes, in fashion (illustration), dance and art (direction). They really like to dress up and they have a fascination with cheerleaders in general. Continue reading

Blue Red Circle

Blue Red Circle

Image editing by Mimi Berlin with sneakers and a book.

Be sure to read the story behind the sneakers and the book >>>>>>>click links>>> (via sneakerfreaker /agoodbook)

Art mit Udo #2

Art with Udo, masterclasses: Yves Klein. Udo Vektor is showing us art in a different way. By combining images he makes us look and think in a different way than we’re used to.

Yves Klein: M 35 Monochrome vert sans titre, 59 x 101.5 cm. 1955 (via http://www.yveskleinarchives.org/works/works4_fr.html) A still from the film Yves Klein: La revolution bleue  (via improvisedlife)

Vielen Dank Dear Udo Vektor!

Introducing Udo Vektor