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Ambient colour may not affect learning ability

A commonly held tenet of education design is that ambient colour affects students' ability to learn. Evidence from research conducted over many years indicates that some colours in the classroom enhance cognitive performance or creativity while others interfere with these...

source: By Michael J. Berens
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the date announced for IDRC-AGM is CANCELLED for September 29th with a new date in October TBA in the next few days. Apologies for any inconvenience.

source: IDRC

Can we just talk about how obsessed we are with mid-century modern decor? If you're not familiar, let us help you get familiar. Can you think of any 1950s themed TV show or movie you love? There are tons and, if you can recall, the vibe is a very specific one. Think less...

source: E! Online

A mirrored cube doesn't hold much, but it'll make the room feel bigger. (So many sides to bounce the light around!) It also doesn't do much, no shape-shifting or secret compartments inside, but it can make even the most granny of spaces...

source: Architectural Digest

Our homes should be our sanctuaries — a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But you might not be reaping the full benefit of your personal domain if the space isn’t set up for relaxation. Here are five interior design tips to make your home feel...

source: Care2

Scandinavian interior design can be defined as a minimalist and functional aesthetic that has been influential since the mid 20th century. According to Domain, “the style emerged in the 1950s as part of a modern movement in Nordic design (i.e. Sweden, Denmark, Finland,...

source: Better Homes and Gardens

As Ottawa cools down from a steamy summer, inspiration for home renovations and interior design are heating up. The much-anticipated Ottawa Fall Home Show takes place at the EY Centre from Sept. 27 to 30.

source: Ottawa Citizen


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