Rose Aura Offers Access to Your Inner Spectrum

Founded by Evelyn Salvarinas, the Toronto studio provides artful insights

A specialized photographic setup capable of detecting “auras,” or color-coded translations of your energy, became widely available in the ’80s courtesy of inventor Guy Coggins. Today, the process of assembling an aura photograph remains largely the same: one Polaroid-like camera, a pair of hand-shaped electromagnetic sensors and the biofeedback and electromagnetic measurements you receive from them. Using that information, an algorithm assigns an array of …

Premiere: Vitamin String Quartet’s Rendition of Björk’s “Wanderlust”

A live album and entrancing visuals in homage to the beloved Icelandic artist

Culminating in a special release for Record Store Day and a digital debut on 19 April, Vitamin String Quartet (known for 20 years worth of classical covers of popular songs) pays homage to Björk with a full-length offering entitled Vitamin String Quartet Performs Björk. The 13-track release spans Björk‘s discography—with obvious fan favorites from her first few albums as well as songs from more recent …

Dark Blue Considered World’s Most Calming Color

According to a new study done by paper manufacturer G.F. Smith, dark blue is the color most associated with relaxation. The company surveyed over 26,000 people from 100 different countries on colors and their associations—whether it be colors that convey work or hues that represent sexiness most. The full study, which offers up “a color-coded emotional map of sorts” can be perused in their published …