wellbeing

philips hue smart lighting system karen haller pink lighting

Banish that ‘Winter Blues’ feeling through colour and light

Sponsored by Philips Hue Are you someone who suffers from the ‘Winter blues’? You know, that post-Christmas, back to work, missing the sunshine, and feeling generally flat kind of blues. Well, it seems you’re not alone.

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why colour has the power to bring us joy karen haller

Why colour has the power to bring us joy

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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Introducing… the Wellbeing Colour Wheel Tool and Framework

Last week I spent three days at Clerkenwell Design Week. Now into its 9th year, it’s definitely one of the highlights on the global design calendar. It’s also one of my favourites as it has a real festival feel to it and for me this year was even more exciting because I officially launched my…

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how colourful plants can help reduce workplace stress

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

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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thomas pocklington homes and living spaces for people with sight loss a guide for interior designers

Thomas Pocklington – Homes and living spaces for people with sight loss: a guide for interior designers

Wednesday night was the launch of the first in a series of professional guides from the charity Thomas Pocklington. The guide’s author, Jacqui Smith, an interior designer, lost the sight in her left in 2012. She realised there was a need for a guide to be written and approached Thomas Pocklington. The result is the Homes and living spaces…

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care show sbid panel discussion the colour of healthcare design

care show SBID panel discussion: The Colour of Healthcare design

This year’s Care Show are packed with great talks, group discussions and presentations at both the Keynote Theatre and the Dementia Care Seminar Theatre with the one aim: to improve healthcare design in UK. This year five members of the SBID (Society of British and International Design) Healthcare Design Advisory Council will come together to discuss ‘The Colour…

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clerkenwell design week at humanscale

clerkenwell design week… come and hear me speak how you can use colour psychology in the workplace

The highly anticipated Clerkenwell Design Week starts next week. And I’m very excited to be asked by Humanscale to give two talks at their Clerkenwell showroom.

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outdoor living… 5 elements to create your perfect outdoor space

If you’re anything like me, with summer upon us I want to be living outdoors.  So why not make the most of the glorious long daylight hours and balmy evenings by creating an outdoor living space.   Even if you have a small patio or terrace, there is still so much you can do.

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colour & design surgery – how your desktop screen colour can improve your mood

This is part of the colour & design surgery series, answering questions from clients and readers. Question: “I run a website design company. What colours should we have our desktop pictures set to when we want to feel energised, calm, brave and balanced?” – Keren Lerner, Top Left Design

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