Uncovering The Formula For a Mysterious, Medieval Blue Ink

For thousands and thousands of years a purple-blue ink known as folium was used to color all kinds of books, cheese rinds and more, but its formula was lost until a team of researchers recently deciphered the recipe through three ancient texts. It’s long been confirmed that the dye comes from the fruit of chrozophora tinctoria, but this isn’t a complete assessment. By poring over the …

4th of July Blues

Keep red and white to wines, and find summer party decor in this everlasting hue

Hold the urge to decorate your house and yard with red, white and blue; it only works for one weekend anyway. With long-term enjoyment in mind, we’re sticking with the blues this upcoming holiday weekend. In a year in which politics are especially important—and emotions are running at all-time highs on all sides—it’s especially important to to keep a level of patriotic hope alive. Enjoy …

Pherrow’s ‘Bakapile’ Collection from Japan

A raw cotton look, dip-dyed in indigo, make for a summery outfit

Meguro, Tokyo-based casual sportswear brand Pherrow’s turned 25 this year, and they’ve dedicated the SS16 season to all things “Blue.” Though known for their American-inspired denim (with back patches displaying “Japan’s Magnificent Garment”), Pherrow’s Bakapile capsule offers some awesome vintage vibes for this summer. Each 100% cotton henley, hoodie and more has a raggedy, terrycloth/chenille texture to it and available in a few different colors. …