Rezepter™: Recipes from A…ZZZ for a balanced nutrition and more harmony.
What could be better than a good recipe?
Recipes are special: only when you start using a recipe do you realise how good it really is and whether, in addition to the shopping list, it also provides the valuable tips that are essential for success. Anyone who often bakes and cooks themselves knows the elation when everything succeeds the first time and again. But most people have also experienced the other side: everything feels right, the ingredients are right, the instructions are followed – and yet the result looks different than expected. It sounds different, feels different or doesn’t taste like the original. Maybe it’s just a matter of practice, because as the saying goes, “practice makes perfect”. When routine comes with practice, you realise that there is a lot of “invisible” information. This always becomes obvious when you have enough knowledge to ask the important questions at the right time – otherwise it remains invisible, although it is there. It is precisely the parts of the description that are so familiar to the prescriber that he does not think to write them down. If the recipe is completely new to the user, the “invisible” professional tips are missing because he does not know them or does not know that he could ask for them. In baking, for example, these could be tips on the temperature of the ingredients, characteristics of the equipment, order of additions, kneading techniques for the dough, ways of checking the cooking state, best degree of ripeness of food, etc. If the recipe also states that the mixture for the chocolate cake should only be stirred with a wooden spoon, it is quite simple. You will always achieve a fantastic result – and reap many compliments from the happy people who get to eat this cake.
People love recipes because, along with the inspiration for something new, recipes also come with a list of ingredients and instructions on how to make it yourself. The more foreign the ingredients are, the greater the learning effect, because the recipe application is not always immediately successful. If you only know the ingredients, you either have to try them out or find out what can be made from them and which preparation methods are possible. If you only know the result, you first have to find out how to get there. The better you know the ingredients as well as their origin, specific properties and characteristics, the more familiar the recipe will seem.
The only thing that can be better than a good recipe and its successful application is the ability to create recipes yourself. Reciprocating something means (re-)holding the sceptre in one’s hand and thus assuming leadership, responsibility and a role model function. Reciprocating means showing willingness to create something new. There are recipes for everything: cooking, baking, building, cosmetics, participating in the growth and development of a family, school class or business, running a company and much more. People who develop recipes by researching ingredients as well as preparation methods and following a target image are sources of inspiration and role models at the same time. They have the ability to move others into action, to get them to participate and to accompany them on the path to self-development.
An “Arche-Sceptre” would be the archetype of any recipe. Ingredients, preparation and knowledge of the goal are equally important. Only when all three areas are known in detail are the prerequisites for success given. In this case, the following applies: The goal is the goal. If only the way is the goal, the result and thus at least part of the success is missing. This is just as true in baking and cooking as it is in building, architecture and design – because everything simply has to fit for something to succeed immediately.
Such a RezepterTM helps you to recognise primal states, basics and connections faster and better. It empowers you to gain a more comprehensive understanding of connection. That is why knowledge of colour, energy regulation, logic and resonance are at the core of any holistic approach.
The language of colours: Triad, Trinity, Flags and other Logos
When developing colour combinations in design concepts (flags, logos, clothing, rooms), there is often a lack of reference to the characteristics and effects of the colour features. Although colour combinations determined by design always result in a perception, this is not always related to the desired effect in terms of content. This may be due to habits, but also to a lack of knowledge about colour.
Colour is a universal language of the world. If colours could speak, they would tell us a lot: where they originally came from, what they are made of and what effect they achieve. Nature knows about colours. Colours in nature are formed on the basis of internal and external characteristics. There are animals and plants that stand out or warn and others that want to make themselves as invisible as possible. Weather, climate, location and energy supply play an equally central role in the expression of colour in nature. Natural colours are the reflection of the interactions between inside and outside. In design, however, humans often get involved and increasingly AI (artificial intelligence), unfortunately sometimes without knowing the geological, biological, chemical or physical properties of the individual colour tones in detail. Only with knowledge of the colour characteristics can individual colours be combined so that everything fits together perfectly.
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The importance of colour in architecture and design
Colour is life. However, architecture, design and graphics increasingly immerse our actively designed environment in white-grey-black-combinations. Colour transports light energy, while black absorbs all light and thus destroys large components of vital nutrients. Food is as colourful as the visible spectrum of sunlight that nourishes all life. When food reaches the state of black, it is nutrientless, inedible or burnt. The question is where designers get the idea from to uplift black as role model and making others belief that black is life-enhancing. Perhaps this preconception is only due to the fact that designers in particular and people in general do not ask enough questions and that we are all too little concerned about the cause-effect-relationship (resonance). If we were more concerned about wholism and how closely colours, life, people and the environment are really connected, we would reach natural balance and flow with far more ease.
These concerns combined with the observation that visual language, education and role models are based on images (colour information arrangements), have inspired me to dedicate Colour Talks Quarterly 2022-01 in the context of “The Whole and its Parts” to the specific topic of “Image and Pixel”, because images consist of a multitude of colour dots (natural) and pixels(digital). Each individual dot and pixel contains more or less complex memories, information and features. When they act simultaneously, the overall picture is created. This overall picture can be compared to a “pixel orchestra” whose task it is to combine all the colours into a harmonious whole. While a music orchestra creates acoustic images, experiences and sound colours, colour and light dots create optical images and perceptions. The “pixel orchestra” tells visual stories whose colour tones create an interaction with the viewer, regardless of whether he or she is actively and consciously looking. The more actively one looks, the more awareness is created of the power, perception and effect of colours in food as well as in fashion, design and spatial environments. The more colour tones create resonance, the more powerful and energetic the overall impression. The better the inner colours harmonise with those of the environment, the greater the sense of well-being because everything fits together.
The power of images
There are images one carries inside and an image one represents to the outside. The higher one’s own life energy is and the more consciously one lives a life, the higher and stronger are one’s attraction and personal charisma (image). This positive attitude towards life manifests itself in the fact that self-conscious people prefer to eat a very balanced and varied diet. People with a high joie de vivre prefer to eat very colourful, sunny and natural foods. They also issue great importance to natural ingredients and colours. Happy people like to wear colourful clothes, prefer natural materials and avoid black as well as synthetically produced ingredients in their choice of environment, in both food and clothing as well as in their interior design preferences and the geographical and social environment of their choice.
The creation of images can be self-determined as well as external projections and can come from inside or outside. One the one hand, image worlds can be individual creations with radiating presence (self-formation, self-images). On the other hand, images worlds can be interpretations of an inner state from the outside (external images/brands). The more precisely the inner and outer image worlds fit together (personal perception and environment), the greater the feeling of experiencing fullness of life and natural balance. The good thing is: fit is always measurable, while taste is debatable. The appearance of colours as well as the ability to perceive colours are based on the law of resonance and the logical connections of physics and chemistry, which are the foundation for explaining all transformative processes in nature and environment. In the course of evolution, the language of images has developed into the most important means of communication. Other forms of sensory perception are sounds, languages, odour, and taste, referred to as imprintes and experiences. The senses connect people with their environment – whenever it makes sense in a person’s life and in the context of one’s individual and very specific life story. One’s own images have a high formative power – consciously and unconsciously, triggered both actively and passively.
Everything is based on the law of resonance of cause, effect and resulting relationship qualities. Since nature always strives for balance, equilibrium and harmony, a higher energy quality always gives something of itself to the lower energy quality – a connection is created, comparable to the principle of host and guest. As long as the guest offers compensation (empathy, love, trust, money, goods or commodities) everything is fine. If this balance is missing, there is a lack – the connection breaks and something whole disintegrates into individual parts. The feeling “Something is Missing” arises – because the natural and equal connection based on commonalities and inner forces of attraction is missing. If a natural connection is replaced with another, non-natural, artful, artificial, technical or lifeless quality, a connection also arises – but with completely different qualities based on opposites.
Example 1): from the connection of human+love+human a feeling of being fulfilled arises, based on values such as security, (primal) trust and contentment. Example 2) from the connection of human+power+display, a feeling of loneliness often emerges, accompanied by inexpressiveness, fatigue and alienation. Social life takes place on digital platforms instead of personal encounters with intense sensory impressions.
Harmony in the holistic sense means: connecting people and the environment. To find balance means to harmonise the inner colours with those of the natural environment (original nature) in the best possible way and to be on the same wavelength in the truest sense of the word.
The more access there is to colour perception, the better the connection to the environment. The more access there is to all the colours of the spectrum and the stronger the inner colours, the higher the life energy. The higher the life energy and colour perception ability, the stronger one radiates this connectedness with oneself. The way – natural or artificial – of being aware of oneself thus forms the basis of one’s personal radiance and reflects whether it is natural and determined from within or artificial and determined from without. We also know the effect that brightness has on ourselves and others from displays and devices: the more energy there is, the brighter the screens shine and the more intense, brilliant and differentiated the colours displayed. Displays need power. People need life energy. Both are fed by light and colours: Displays in an artificial way and people in a natural way. The more these worlds mix, the more clarity, understanding and comprehension are needed to be able to orientate oneself in the “added” and mixed world, because such a world, which unites nature, humans and technology in a consensual and most intensive way, has never existed before – that’s why everything is new and different – even if it seems familiar and accustomed.
Conclusion by A…ZZZ: Archiveda® … Ingredients, preparation, target knowledge
It is all the more logical that living, trusting and living between human and artificial intelligence needs new forms, more universal languages and more togetherness – and the most universal of all languages are images, which translate singular bits of information and imprints, as we find them in crumbs, pigments and pixels, into complex impressions of content on the surface and beyond.
Approaches to a new building, design and colour culture require new building kits:
Set: type “Nature” + Set: type “Design” + Set: type “Individuality”