Texas’ most spectacular bird probably lives near you

Painted buntings are so colorful that when people spot them, they think somebody's parrot has escaped. But these birds range across most of Texas. They just like to hide in brush, so they're rarely seen. To make them pop out like magic, here's all you need: white millet seed. I made this poster a few... Continue Reading →

Your blender is about to turn purple

Earlier this month Pantone selected its Color of the Year for 2014: "Radiant Orchid," or 18-3224 in the Pantone color-specifying system that prevents designers from having to say, "It's a kind of purpley lavender... No, not that bright." This business of selecting colors may strike normal people as complete horse hockey, but I am pretty... Continue Reading →

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