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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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One of the great ironies of the cubicle farms common to the 1980s-era workplace was the idea that employees were encouraged to “think outside the box” as they spent their days confined to an 8-foot-by-8-foot cube. Thankfully,...

source: Interiors + Sources

Austrian artist Franz West never cared much for works that simply hung on walls. For his Passstücke, or “Adaptives,” developed in the 1970s, he coated found objects in plaster and encouraged viewers to pick them up or put them on. What came next was equally...

source: Architectural Digest

The stretch before Christmas can be a stressful time of year for homeowners who will be preparing feasts and festivities while playing host to friends and family. But never fear—we have found the devices that will make the holiday season a little less daunting, giving...

source: Mansion Global

Towering gold pillars shaped like palm trees, ivory carpets and black lacquer screens fill this dramatic concept store in Barcelona, which has been designed by haute couturier Djaba Diassamidze. Called Darial, the 1,500-square-metre...

source: Dezeen

Architecture practice Mutuus Studio used rustic materials and earth tones to create a "sense of timelessness and comfort" within a Seattle farm-to-table restaurant. Samara is located in a two-storey, 1920s building in the city's...

source: Dezeen

There is something both soothing and stirring about a Giancarlo Valle–designed space. With his taste for geometric objects set against nearly bare walls, the New York City–based architect creates restrained, quiet atmospheres. But he also uses color to dramatic...

source: Architectural Digest

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