2020 Colour Vision: seeing colour in a new light

2020 colour vision seeing colour in a new light karen haller

Every culture and civilization has wondered about it. From the earliest humans to the present day, it has fascinated and perplexed us, amazed and delighted us. We are surrounded by it in the natural world and marvel at the change of seasons for all its glorious wonder. It’s so innately a part of us that…

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Why colour has the power to bring us joy

why colour has the power to bring us joy karen haller

Have you ever associated colour with joy? Have you ever noticed that certain shapes, patterns, design styles make you feel happier than others? This is the subject of a really fantastic Ted2018 talk by a woman named Ingrid Fetell Lee’s Where joy hides and how to find it (if you haven’t seen the video you’ll…

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how colourful plants can help reduce workplace stress

kalanchoe plants karen haller 1

Growing up our house was full of plants which is no surprise given my mother is Dutch… Boy, do they love their indoor plants. I definitely picked up my mother’s love of plants as every house I’ve lived in, no matter where in the world I was based one of the first things I did was…

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explore colour at clerkenwell design week 2018

clerkenwell design week 2018 karen haller altro

Tucked away in a little corner of east London is an area called Clerkenwell which is famous for its abundance of design showrooms, studios and architectural practices. And for three days every May, this design quarter truly comes alive for what is regarded as one of the UK’s leading independent design festivals. I’m thrilled to…

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