Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." — Virginia Woolf

Photo: Michael Hale

A room, yes. But what sort of room?

"Although we're only starting to grasp how the insides of buildings influence the insides of the mind, it's possible to begin prescribing different kinds of spaces for different tasks. If we're performing a job that requires accuracy and focus (say, copy editing a manuscript), we should seek out confined spaces with a red color scheme. But for tasks that require a little bit of creativity, we seem to benefit from high ceilings, lots of windows and bright blue walls that match the sky [...]."

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