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I just finished reading this wonderful book, given to me by a friend.

Chromophobia by David Batchelor.

It starts with a 'white bashing' and tries to understand how colour through history has been excluded in art, architecture and literature. It of course paints a bigger picture of how the fear of colour in all levels of life arose and continues to live on.

Such a great read :)

I could have taken numerous amounts of pages out of this book, so I have included the ripe reference list that contains another years worth of reading and viewing.


words to live by


Book by Marcus Kraft.




if you walk the walk you gotta talk the talk

From Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman



Day #7

The Handsome Family - Far From any Road


Day #6

Man in Black Johnny Cash


Day #5

Taste Magik Markers


Day #4

 Blue Joni Mitchell


Day #3

Sugar Man by Rodriguez


Day #2

True Blue Dirty Beaches



Excerpt from "Remembrance of Things Past" by Marcel Proust

A colourful storm

found here.


Henrik Vibskov set description ss2011 Collection The Last Pier Pandemonium 


To see or not to see.

Bill Viola comment on Interface, a closed circuit installation by Peter Campus 1972.



T S Eliot Peom (1922) The Waste land.


Un fiore con amore

From the wonderful book A Flower with Love by Bruno Munari

Lost in a cemented space

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I say to myself
What wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
Bright sunny days, dark sacred nights
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow are so pretty in the skies
Are also on the faces of people walking by
I see friends shaking hands saying
How do you do?
They're really saying
I love you

Lyrics from What a wonderful world  great cover I found today.


Last night I saw the epic, wonderful and long movie (yes nearly all fours hours of it)


poping the cherry

red cherries
bruised cherries
plum cherries
candied cherries
purple cherries
ripened cherries
black cherries
all the cherries
for you, chérie.
# Colour Writings 1 


A little thing to try ...

James Riddle. E.S.P. Fluxkit, DOP from Flux Year Box 2. c.1968,

This piece reminded me to watch this video again, a favourite, and while it has nothing to do with colours, and is all about sound, its nice to listen to be reminded of the in between parts.


When will it be like this again...

Maison Martin Margiela Interview for View on Colour 1998


From: Russian Prison Tattoos Alix Lambert



Text from Nan Goldin Book. 


Hearing colours in the new year.

So begins the new year ... And with it comes words.

Kandinsky claimed he could hear colours by listening to music, and as a result he would create paintings. This condition is called synthesia  

(1. A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color.) 

Lets try to experience the same auditory mixed sensation with various found and made texts allowing us to hear the colour words and imagine its feeling/place/sensation.

I feel not such a visual year coming on ... 

Text by : Tim Walker. 


Something I got 10 years ago in 2003, something I got 10 days ago in 2013

Coincidental coloured tuesday : Pencils. 

"I just looked around my room and saw all the pencils "

...  how things seem to repeat themselves in a totally different context in a totally different form in a totally different decade....

Trumans Water release. Number 143 of the 300 hand drawn covers from ultra eczema and
The Craftsman by Richard Sennett 

Lead pencil red, HB Black, first grade blue, lunchbox yellow, eraser orange.


The golden dipped new calender year.

Colour Combination Thursday : New Years Balloons

Coated arms will continue in 2014, evolving the colour themes in a lyrical sphere, it will coincide with the Chinese new year, as usual. 

But for now, happy January 2014 :)

Gold leafed ....
weightless pink,
Gold leafed ....
rising red,
Gold leafed ...
vanishing white, 
Gold leafed ...
floating mint 
Gold leafed...
soaring black
Gold leafed...
sky-high yellow


Food Coma and Lazy Days

Merry Chrish-mas Combination:

Santa red, snow white, gingerbread brown, 


Colour Combination Thursday: Geometrics 

1. Missoni metal necklace 2. Heidi Bucher 3. Robert Mangold 4. Soap by morning calm. 

Golden ochre, four sided black, speckled terracotta, seashell white