Holiday Gift Guides 2020: Art Nerds

Whether finding prints for the home or representing your favorite gallery, these products are for those who appreciate creativity

To have any type of art in your own home is a gift—especially this year, when visiting galleries and museums hasn’t been easy. We’re not all able to afford the pieces we covet, but we can learn to appreciate our favorite genres, artists, photographers, buildings and styles through beautifully designed books or limited edition prints. We can represent our favorite small galleries by wearing their …

Pantone’s Super-Fast Color Match App

With a pocket-sized card and an app, Pantone has made identifying colors incredibly easy and fast. Users simply download the Pantone Connect app (available on iOS and android), place the laminated card over the hue they want to match (with the card’s window exposing the selected color), and align their phone to the correct angle for the app to snap a picture and find the …

Iridescent Paint Made from Bacteria

In nature, color occurs in two ways, as Artsy explains: “through pigmentation, where color appears the same from every angle, or structural color, where color changes according to interactions with light.” However, a new study exploring which genes are responsible for coloration has led to the discovery that flavobacterium (a bacteria found in soil and water) can be tinkered with to alter its color. Chemist …