Wednesday, December 5, 2018

M U M M Y BROWN: Colour of the month #7

Photo: Studio Laura Daza

While studying Egyptian history and historical pigments I found an incredible and scary story behind one of these pigments.  Mummy brown, Egyptian mummy or caput mortuum, which means dead head in latin, was a pigment favoured by Pre-Raphaelite painters.


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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Colour Alchimia at FIUHouse Barcelona



Photo: @ard_hez Moodboard by Héctor Noguera

Colour craft was considered one of the most valuable crafts in Ancient times because colour was the most expensive commodity there existed. Today this craft is largely neglected been replaced by digital technology and synthetic alternatives. 

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

M a l a c h i t e green : Colour of the Month #6


Green has been used since Antiquity, in the form of green earths and minerals such as malachite. Malachite is perhaps the oldest known green pigment, discovered by Egyptians about 3000 BC. Malachite is a copper carbonate natural occurring mineral, which is also found along with a blue colour mineral called azurite.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

N A T U R A M O R T A / A still life at Abadir



'Colour is important in our daily lives, yet it is often taken for granted or little understood. 
Few are taught about colour, but many seem to possess an innate sense of it and are aware 
when colours are used in a harmonious way'  - The Anatomy of Colour Book by Patrick Baty

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

COLOUR ALCHIMIA AT ELISAVA





It was an honour been able to teach what I love at the renowned Elisava in Barcelona from the 25 – 28th June. Elisava is the first University in Spain teaching Design since 1960, having a long trajectory in Design and Engineer. It is considered to be one of the best Design Schools worldwide. Keep reading below.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Colour Alchimia in Bogota, Colombia



This is what happened during our Colour Alchimia workshop held in Bogota, Colombia in the creative space called Locus, located in Quinta Camacho, an eclectic area in the city.
I had an amazing group of Architects and an Industrial Engineer with a passion for illustration. Have a look!


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Friday, April 13, 2018

A journey into EDNA VOLCANO

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Since ancient times humans have wanted to enhance their lives with colourswhether worn as ornamentation, stained onto our bodies as symbolic rituals and tattoos, in painting or applied to clothing. Colour denoted social status, most importantly, a source of pleasure and desire.

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

COLOUR ALCHIMIA WORKSHOP AT SOF


Hey colour lovers,
It's been a while, I know!
I've been a little bit disconnected recharging myself and meditating about new workshops and projects. 
I want to share with you what happened during our Colour Alchimia workshop held at School of Form in Poland last year in November. 
A 4-day intensive workshop with super talented students from Domestic Design course. 

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