48 Techniques to Boost Your Creativity at Home, According to Science
Creativity isn’t all in your head. Sometimes it’s in what's around you—especially when you’re at home.
For over twenty years, scientists have been discovering connections between our physical surroundings and the creative mind. Written by a noted architect, My Creative Space is the first book to turn this rich trove of psychological research into practical techniques for shaping a home that will boost your creativity.
Here’s a sampling of the techniques you’ll learn about:
Which colors lead to peak creative performance
How furniture affects idea flow
Pros and cons of messy versus neat environments
Optimal lighting and noise levels for achieving insights
How memorabilia can break creative logjams
Why ceiling height matters
Which scents improve creative problem solving
Illustrating the book's 48 techniques are over 200 high-quality photos of interiors from around the world, many the work of top-tier architects, designers, and creatives.
Whether you pursue creativity for pleasure or profit, whether you’re a writer, entrepreneur, work in a creative industry, or simply enjoy doing creative things, this book will help you do them better. No prior expertise in design psychology required!
Heart and Home is a short devotional book with daily devotions for 90 days. The devotionals seek to draw clear connection between the basics of interior design and scripture that encourages spiritual growth within our hearts. The devotionals inspire women to have a captivating heart and home. Included in each devotional is an applicable design tip and photographs. Example devotional topics include unity and harmony, negative space, flow, focal point, and balance.
This devotional includes four-color photographs of home interiors throughout the book.
Acclaimed artist Susie Frazier has spent the last 20 years designing calm-inducing art and accents for hospitals, hotels, corporations, and homes. Having lived with undiagnosed ADHD and generalized anxiety since childhood, she developed her own methodology, rooted in biophilia, for enhancing spaces in ways that ease the overstimulated brain. Today, current research in wellness architecture has caught up with what Susie has innately known - that decorative decisions made in our built environments have a direct impact on our minds. In Designing For Wellness, she illustrates the ways in which home design and décor can contribute to both mental and physical health while providing a beautiful space to call our own. As architects and planners sprint to learn about the new WELL Building Standard for developing healthier public places, Susie offers a glimpse into what's coming in the next generation of interior design. In a clear and simple format, Designing For Wellness delivers a collection of mindful tips that anyone can implement at home in order to nurture their own emotional well-being.