Biophilic design

why is biophilic design in a green rut

Why is Biophilic design in a ‘green’ rut

If you were to look up biophilic design or at the many interiors that follow biophilic design principles, it’s likely you’ll be met with a sea of green, wood and green plants.  I’ve been speaking to lots of designers and they’re all saying they are noticing this and asking why are we just limiting ourselves…

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why designers love the little book of colour

Why Designers love The Little Book of Colour 

When I first had the idea to write a book I wanted it to be for designers and creatives but I was told that was a no go. From the many conversations I had over the years, they told me they didn’t need a book on colour because they used colour intuitively. So when Penguin…

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7 ways i use colour design psychology in my consulting karen haller

7 ways I use Colour & Design Psychology in my consulting 

I’m always asked by designers and creatives how they can practically use colour & design psychology in their work. This question often comes because they design intuitively but they notice they can get a bit stuck when their client asks them to explain their decisions or how they have come up with their designs. They…

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three nature led trends worth investing in karen haller

Three nature-led trends worth investing in 

When it comes to design work something I’ve been increasing noticing over the last several years are more and more clients asking for designs that will stand the test of time. Now, that idea is nothing new, clients have been asking for timeless designs for years. But the difference I’ve been noticing is they no…

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three ways to stand out in the design world karen haller

Three ways to stand out in the design world

These days there are thousands of designers in any industry, be it graphic design, interior design, product and textile design or styling. And with the internet, that means you are up against designers not just locally or even in your own country, but around the world. So that can leave you wondering, how do you…

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colour it's in our nature karen haller

Colour, it’s in our nature

There’s nothing like the buzz of Clerkenwell Design Week which was last week. It takes place annually in the Clerkenwell district of London, which is renowned for its concentration of design studios, architecture firms, and creative businesses. I love attending because it showcases the latest trends and innovations in the design industry, with a particular…

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