Grease Red Dashboard

Grease Red Dashboard
cc licensed flickr photo shared by (k.)

The amount of red wood, red leather, and red metal in this image is almost pornographic. But what a way to use it! Classic cars are a joy, and when a classic car is finished to this level of beauty, red or no red, you have to appreciate a thing of beauty and exquisite engineering. Steering wheels and dashboards are much ignored parts of car imagery, but some of them do deserve plenty of your attention. And I’m not even a car nut.

Red Velvet Cake vs Devil’s Food Cake

I stumbled upon an interesting question. Interesting to all food lovers and lovers of desserts and festive foods at least. The Spirit Mind is wondering what the difference is between Red Velvet cake and Devil’s Food cake, and many readers have been kind enough to chip in on the discussion with everything from simple differences to recepies.

While it’s obvious that cake and confectionery recepies are rarely written in stone, the basic difference appears to be only one of colouring. As the name indicates, the Red Velvet cake uses more red food colouring to give it its signature dark-crimson colour, and cream cheese frosting (and possibly a dash of vinegar in the mix) to give it a slightly tangier flavour. Other than that the ingredients and contents appear to be quite on par.

An interesting discussion. I certainly learnt something new, and best of all, it’s food, and it’s cakes. What’s not to like about culinary indulgences? Did I mention Devil’s Food Cake usually includes a lot of chocalate? Yes, that too.

[From The Spirit Mind]

Pocahontas-esque Red Book Cover

Pocahontas-esque Red Book Cover
cc licensed flickr photo shared by quinn.anya

Black, white and red, a classic colour combination are used to great effect on this graphic book cover. The old-style fabric hard cover of this foreign language book uses simple line drawings to create a beautifully evocative front. I have no idea what this book is about, but you do get a feeling for it, and you want to answer its siren call and read it. What more can you ask for?

Falling Hearts

Falling Hearts
cc licensed flickr photo shared by irisb477

Back in the days of film photography, the effect in this photograph of having an image or object repeated many times (the red heart here) in transparent droplets against a colourful background, was much in vogue. It was often the example demonstrated in chapters about special effects phtography. It was fairly simple to achieve what was a stunning result. Today, startling images are a dime a dozen thanks to photo-manipulation on computers, but old school effects such as this still have a charm of their own.

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