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The Indisputable Joy of Things Arranged in Rainbow Order

Encyclopedia of Rainbows is a book. A happy book. A colorful book. A playful collection of rainbows—a bright and beautiful appreciation of all the color that surrounds us.

Encyclopedia of Rainbows

Artist Julie Seabrook Ream highlights the extraordinary beauty of ordinary objects: she gathers colorful iterations of a single type of thing, from feathers to fishing gear, matchbooks to macarons, and neatly arranges them in rainbow order.

If you liked The Art of Clean Up, you’ll love this book, too. Just take a look at these gorgeous photos:

1. Pasta

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2. Eggs

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3. Literature

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4. Envelopes

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5. Feathers

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6. Telephones

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7. Polished Stones

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That sure was nice, wasn’t it? You can find Encyclopedia of Rainbows here.

Encyclopedia of Rainbows

Jenna Homen

Community Manager at Chronicle Books. When she's logged off, she can be found cooking, camping, or in a museum. You can follow her on Twitter at @jn_na.
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  • j. hall March 30, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    There is something about the order of things that we are called to embrace. Different types of order or organization to be sure. Some of us fight order as if we feel like order is a fence to prevent us from exploration of everything; some may call this “disorder”. Others are obsessive about order, so much so, they cannot sit down for fear something somewhere in their space might get out of order. I’m rather on the disordered size. Too much order makes me nervous and keeps my life devoid of surprises; that cool purple pen I find in my nightstand drawer. It had been missing for months. Yet, rainbow order excites me, I could stare at it for hours. Rainbow order is always a surprise, I never know where I will find it! For me, rainbow order is a close cousin to disorder, perhaps that is why I love it so much. Maybe, my innate craving for order is well served by something as lovely as rainbow order. Thanks for the post.

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  • Tomoe Nakamura April 2, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    I love the idea of the rainbow especially fancy design phones.
    Everybody using smartphone but the I would like to have a banana phone at home.

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  • Tomo Nakamura April 3, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    reply above comments
    In Japan in a big cities people queuing in line at a station or restaurants etc. which is a good manner but that is just so many people and makes me tired.
    I prefer in a country side or suburb that are less populated but see different kinds of people.
    That reminds me from above comments and simple designs with different colors.

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