pink’s existential dilemma

We were completely smitten with this wondrous PINK staircase, wondering how we’d feel if we had it to walk down/up everyday, when we came across a video by Minute Physics explaining why pink doesn’t really exist. (Video link here. Sorry for the ad.)

It seems that there is no pink light on the spectrum, that pink is really white light minus green…

So pink LIGHT doesn’t exist, eh? Check this out:

We love pink even more because it is DEFIANT, defying the laws of physics which claims it ‘isn’t’.

Pink is!

Top photo via San Francisco Girl by the Bay
Video via Brainpickings
Bottom photo via KateSpadeNYTumblr

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8 Responses to pink’s existential dilemma

  1. Catherineap 02.08.2012 at 7:34pm #

    And don’t forget what Diana Vreeland said: Pink is the navy blue of India.

  2. Elizabeth 02.09.2012 at 1:10am #

    Interesting. I’ve been a bit obsessed with the color pink of late, writing posts about it, buying pale pink sheets, etc. I love that first photo –

  3. Jim Dillon 02.09.2012 at 10:41am #

    My mom had a Victorian cottage for a while with a totally enclosed staircase (doors at the top and bottom both), so it was its own separate space. She painted it what she had hoped would be a pale “peach” but it ended up being almost exactly the color of . . . well, let’s just say she decided to go with it, by hanging a poster of a Georgia O’Keefe lily you passed as you used the stairs. She and I agreed when you came down from a good night’s sleep, and the stair was radiantly pink with the morning light, it was like being born again! Thanks for evoking a fond memory.

  4. pippin 02.09.2012 at 1:48pm #

    badumb-badummmmmmm ( boppadum-boppadum )
    badumb-badummmmmmm ( boppadum-boppadum )
    badumb
    ba
    dummmmmmmm (boppadum-boppadum)!
    BOPPA
    DOPPA
    Boppa
    Doppa
    diddle-diddle-diddly-doopa.
    How do you sing the theme from the Pink Panther?

    Pip

  5. Sally 02.11.2012 at 11:45am #

    hahaha. didn’t think of that. perfect!

  6. Sally 02.11.2012 at 11:46am #

    Many of us are so afraid of color. I love that your mom went ahead and painted the staircase “peach” but went with the pink…and that the pink has surprising effects.

  7. Sally 02.11.2012 at 11:47am #

    THAT IS THE BEST! Thank you.

  8. Chalet de l'arete 06.12.2012 at 9:57am #

    Special Pink week over there too: http://www.lechaletdelarete.blogspot.jp

    Best regards!

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