Cuts of Life is a series of illustrated books aim to define the value of diversity within each colour of the spectrum.

The BROWN Collection is a collective of graphics of the natural brown colour of soils, lands, bears and even otters in various angles.

Brown has many characteristics. It is the colour of the Earth and the rich soil. It gives a sense of security and connectivity to nature and to animals.

This book represents this connection by shaping a selection of brown materials and creatures in polygonal presentation to demonstration their versatile features in a fun manner.

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Brown Bear

Brown bear mamas have babies during the winter while they are asleep! The babies drink mama’s milk and stay warm in their mama’s fur. In the spring, mama wakes up to meet her new cubs.

 

AMBER BROWN

Amber is neither a crystal nor a mineral. It is the hardened sap of an ancient tree. It started out as resin secreted to heal a wound. The resin protected the tree from a certain death by making a sticky, protective barrier against fungus. When the tree eventually fell and began to decay, the sap remained. Buried under layers of vegetation, earth and, sometimes, water, the sap continued to harden from the pressure and heat that naturally builds up in such conditions. This fossilised resin is the final product of millions of years of slow processing.

 

BEER

Russia didn’t consider beer an alcoholic beverage until 2011. Before then, any drink under 10% volume was considered a soft drink.

 

BROWNSHIRT

Brown was an important colour for Hitler. The early Nazi paramilitary organisation, the Sturmabteilung, or “storm troopers”, wore brown uniforms and were known as “the Brownshirts”. The Nazi party HQ in Munich was called The Brown House, and Hitler slept under a brown quilt embroidered with a swastika and wore brown satin pyjamas and a brown silk dressing gown.

 

BROWN CRAYON

“Chocolate” was the original scent of the brown coloured Magic Scents Crayons from Binney & Smith Inc., introduced in 1994 with mostly food scents. However, there were numerous reports that children were eating the food-scented crayons, so the food scents were retired and replaced with non-food scents. The scent for the colour brown became “dirt.”

 

BROWN EGG

Brown eggs come from hens with red or brown earlobes. White eggs are produced by hens with white earlobes. As for egg prices, brown eggs cost more in part because the hens that lay them usually eat more, which means the hens cost more to keep per egg.

 

BROWN EYES

Your eye colour depends on the amount of melanin in your iris. Melanin is a dark brown pigment that decides not only your eye colour, but also the colour of your hair and skin. The more melanin you have in your iris, the darker your eyes will be: blue eyes contain much less melanin than dark eyes, allowing a blue substance called collagen to show through.

 

BROWN GARDEN SNAIL

Snails are Hermaphrodites. Snails have the reproductive organs of both, males and females, which categorise them as hermaphrodites. However, they cannot create offspring on their own. They must mate with another and then both of them will have the ability to lay eggs. Snails will die if you put salt on them. Make sure you don’t offer these types of items to them when you see them or when you have one in captivity because their body can’t process these items.

 

MUSHROOM

Reindeers love to eat psychedelic mushrooms, may get high off of them, and that this could be the origin of the flying reindeer myth.

 

NUTELLA

Each 13-ounce (370gramms) jar of Nutella has more than 50 hazelnuts in it. With over 180 million kg of Nutella being made every year, that’s a lot of nuts. In fact, Nutella uses 25 percent of the entire world’s hazelnuts grown each year.

 

BROWN PAPER BAG

Paper bags are mostly made from virgin tree pulp because recycled pulp is not as strong, so their production inevitably begins with chopping down trees. Paper bag production is damaging to the environment in two ways: chopping down trees reduces the absorption of greenhouse gases, and the manufacture of the bags requires use of toxic chemicals that contribute to air and water pollution. Additionally, the transportation of paper bags, which are relatively bulky and heavy, requires the consumption of petroleum, a non-renewable fossil fuel that causes further air pollution.

 

BROWN TROUT

Brown trout are one of the most genetically diverse vertebrates known. There is far more genetic variation present across British populations of wild brown trout than between any populations in the entire human race.

 

BROWN RAT

Outside the polar ice caps, the only place in the world where you won’t find any brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) is Alberta, Canada. From its home in Mongolia, the brown rat followed the spread of human cities across the steppes, finally swimming the Volga into Western Europe in 1727. From there it travelled the world on ships, scurrying ashore at every port. In the United States there are about 150 million brown rats; in Britain, they now outnumber the people.

 

BROWN SUGAR

Raw sugar comes from sugar cane, and it is a little brown when it is formed. It appears brownish because of the presence of molasses. Manufacturers of sugar will bleach the sugar to remove the molasses, and this makes the sugar white. Brown sugar is produced by adding molasses back to the white sugar. The difference in taste between white and brown sugar is actually the taste of molasses, which will be milder in light brown sugar and stronger in darker brown sugar. Compared to white sugar, brown sugar has a sweeter and richer taste. It also has a moist and clumpy texture, which is different from the dry and grainy texture of white sugar.

 

BROWN SEA OTTERS

Sea otters hold hands while sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other … and they rape baby seals.

WHEAT

Wheat originated in the “cradle of civilization” in the Tigris and Euphrates river valley, near what is now Iraq. There is approximately 16 ounces (450gramms) of flour in a one-and-a-half pound (680gramms) loaf of bread. The traditional bagel is the only bread product that is boiled before it is baked.