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Steel Gray. Arterial Blood Red. Sap Green. These are just a few of the descriptions you’ll find in Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, a book first published in 1814 and set to make a stunning return to shelves. The book was originally produced for scientists, naturalists, and anyone undertaking an artistic endeavor who needed to conjure up the color of something without photographs to look at or Google to search. Abraham Gottlob Werner, a German mineralogist, started the descriptive system of explaining and charting colors in nature and it was trusted by the likes of Charles Darwin. The book shares where in nature you can find all these specific colors, and it reads like a book of poetry. 

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AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.