What Color Is This?

multithreaded.stitchfix.com

Really neat. How do you reduce a millions-of-pixels image down to a set of component colors and have those colors represent something useful? The above image does a great job of showing why the problem is hard: both the left and the right candidate solutions are "wrong," but for different reasons.

I really enjoyed the narrative of how the team went through the construction of this solution. Also something neat about this post: the author included a section for "what else we tried." So rare and yet so useful!

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