Behold: the dawn of Hypercolor.

5 Awesome Technologies Created by Ancient Civilizations

#5. The Magical Roman Technicolor Cup

The Lycurgus Cup looks green when lit from the front. But when lit from behind, it turns a demonic red. In 1990, British researchers tried to unlock the mystery of the devil’s beer stein. What they found was that the glass was full of gold and silver flecks 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. Basically, the Romans discovered nanotechnology – the science of manipulating incredibly small particles – and used it to make a bitchin’ pimp cup.

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Just wanted to say thank you to all the #LasVegas students for supporting makeup, art and passion with us! 💗💜🐊 had such a blast at painting my model!

Products used: @thekatvond #lockit foundation mixed with @dior #airflash in 300 & #MAC Studiofix NC25 / brows are @anastasiabeverlyhills #hypercolor in #tealtornado / eyes are @anastasiabeverlyhills #cremwcolor in “Jet” as a base, blended out with @morphebrushes matte shadow palette, white liner in the water line is #MAC #fascinatingwhite, glitter in inner corner is #litcosmetics “champagne wishes” / contour & highlight using @anastasiabeverlyhills #contourkit topped with @maccosmetics #superb extra dimension skinfinish / mascara is @toofaced #betterthansex w/lashes from @lmakeupinstitute / lips are @jeffreestarcosmetics #velourliquidlipstick in “prom night” with some loose glitter pressed on top 💅💅💅 (at L Makeup Institute )

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Scientists Made Color-Changing Paint Out of Gold Nanoparticles

Something unexpected happened when scientists at the University of California, Riverside, started stringing together nanoparticles of gold. 

The gold wasn’t golden anymore. It changed colors. 

“When we see these gold particles aggregate, we find out they have very, very beautiful blue colors,” chemist Yadong Yin told me. That bright blue would dissipate like a sunset—morphing into purple, then red—when scientists warped the strings, breaking apart the nanoparticles.

The finding was one of those happy scientific accidents that turns into something bigger. “So after we found out the reason why they show blue colors and what the structure was, then we started to think what kind of use they could have,” Yin said.

What Yin and his colleagues came up with: Sensors made of gold nanoparticles that change colors as you press on them. Think of it as a Hypercolor—those color-changing T-shirts all the cool kids had in the ‘90s—but for touch instead of heat.

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The Dilla Dimension

Browser-based 3D experience put together by Cartelle Interactive is a tribute to Hip-Hop producer J Dilla and his final album: 

The Dilla Dimension is an interactive, short film that tells the story of two sugarcoated souls and their psychedelic journey through outer space. Each step of their voyage is crafted to a selection of tracks from J Dilla’s classic album, Donuts.

An alternate universe, blanketed with hypercolor sugar and fluorescent glaze, gives birth to an unlikely cluster of donut holes. Suddenly, they are split apart and scattered across a sea of hypnotic, interstellar chaos. But the impossible takes shape when a love is sparked, leading to a desperate search across the universe for one another.

The Dilla Dimension will be launched on Dilla Day 2015 to celebrate 9 years of the album’s release and the life of one of hiphop’s most innovative & influential figures. It uses a league of new technologies to create a completely digital film that’s made with real-time programmed effects. This allows for an immersive interactive experience, not unlike that of a video game.

Experience it for yourself here

etsyfindoftheday | SUGGESTED SHOP 4 | 8.19.14

featured shop: kaeq
suggested & run by: manifiori

featured item: beso balm in ‘mamey’

kaeq is a miami-based etsy shop that creates hypercolor lipsticks and balms to make your mouth stand out. thanks so much for the RAD suggestion, manifiori <3

⋆Siren Sorcery⋆


Anastasia Beverly Hills duo powder in Granite on my brow.
•On the lid is a colorful eyeshadow combination of Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultra-Violet Hypercolor & two colours from the new Amrezy palette in Iridescent Purple & Deep Plum
Lime Crime Goldfish
Sugarpill Cosmetics Poison Plum, Flamepoint & their gorgeous lashes in Pixie Bomb
Urban Decay Cosmetics Lovesick from the Vice 2 palette.

I’m so glad to be back from my VERY long hiatus. Get comfortable, because shits about to get real!


20 Things from the ‘90s That are Back

1. Flannel shirts—went from 2010 urban lumberjack to ‘90s flashback grunge. All it took was tying something you already had around your waist. 

2. The Clintons.

3. Pokemon.

4. Calvin Kleinnow by Raf Simons.

5. Pastelspalewave by any other name.

6. Washed denim.

7. Metal tees—or if you’re next level, mallcore rap tees.

8. Skate clothes.

9. Athleisurebasically repackaged Sean Jean.

10. Baggier silhouettes—even Americana designer Billy Reid is getting into it.

11. Snapbacks.

12. Wheat Timbs.

13. Combat boots—sometimes Doc Martins (aka wheat Timbs for white people).

14. Gray New Balance sneakers.

15. DIY customizationsmostly with pins at the moment, but patches and painted art can’t be far away.

16. Overlong shirts—complete with leather pants.

17. Turtlenecks.

18. Bucket hats.

19. Ripped jeansat what point do you risk dick-slippage?

20. Drug rugs.

Ten Things We Hope Come Back

1. Overalls with one strap down.

2. Tagged-up backpacks—ideally with a different tag than the one you use in the school’s bathroom.

3. Reebok Pumps—Reebok Reebok Reebok just jumped over L.A. Lights.

4. Cycling caps.

5. Pagers as accessories—less for your weed customers, more for your mom.

6. Slap bracelets—just stick an Apple Watch on top.

7. Hypercolor shirts.

8. Cartoon tees—less Looney Toons, more Peanuts.

9. RL PoloOK, this one is sincere.

10. Pleatsalso sincere.

Gotten to that time when the Future Shock #3 copies are starting to run Low.  First released at the 2012 BCGF, this book went thru two covers and a reprint run, and this week we’re going to do a daily send off to this Astro Plus Press Publication!

Friday’s Send Off!  Page One of Alex Degen’s( adactivity ) first arrival of Mindhunters (A.P.P. 2013) Here shown is it’s full RGB impossible hypercolor glory.