A Conversation on Color and Psychology with Roxie Darling

The sole colorist at private studio Hairstory discusses the fine line between service and artistry and creating fleeting works

A counterpoint to the daytime hustle and bustle of the Wall Street neighborhood is the quiet oasis that is Hairstory, located many floors up in a discreet building. Shoes are taken off before entering the living room area, where sunlight streams in through big windows. Though it seems more like a beautiful apartment at first glance, the space is in fact home to a mini-revolution …

Time in Color: Chrono Chroma

Dutch designer Jolene Carlier's latest work replaces numerical values of time with bright hues

The ubiquity of clocks on our phones, tablets and computers lessens the burden of pinpoint accuracy for wall clocks, opening up the door for more (sometimes purely) decorative, experimental design pieces. Taking full advantage of this shift is Jolene Carlier (a recent graduate from the Netherlands’ Design Academy Eindhoven) whose inventive and thoughtful objects evoke a sense of childlike wonder from users. Her latest creation, …

Reproducing Scholten & Baijings Book

A colorful look at the Dutch design studio's past 14 years of work in their first monograph

In 2000, Dutch designers Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings set out to design functional products, exclusively collaborate with the world’s best brands and professionals and to find a balance between industrially produced series and experimental projects. Looking back on what the two have accomplished through their design studio Scholten & Baijings, it is evident they’ve succeeded in such a mission. The Amsterdam-based duo have established …

Miami Art Week 2014: Splatters, Drips and Drops

Well-designed, colorful chaos across painting and sculpture at multiple fairs

There’s most likely thought behind every minute detail within an artist’s work—even if that stray droplet or bleeding line feels more like the product of chance. At this year’s Miami Art Week many pieces embraced—even celebrated—the chaos of fluidity and fluid impact. Whether that’s a drizzled glaze and the impact of gravity, a color that’s been spritzed, or an entire installation of rain-like pieces. Although …

Coffee Mug Matters

Coffee shops around the world may soon be rethinking the color of their cups. A recent study conducted by George Van Doorn of Federation University in Australia reveals that we may be using more than just our tastebuds in determining the intensity of our morning joe. Based on the idea that the brownness of coffee incites varying degrees of bitterness, Van Doorn decided to test …