Archive for September 2011

Why We D.I.Y. or The "IKEA Effect"

Why We D.I.Y. or The "IKEA Effect"
This is fascinating and not at all surprising: I just heard about this!  Harvard University researchers have discovered (or better: “Labeled”) what is being called “The IKEA Effect”.  This has been officially studied. “The IKEA Effect” is when we buy something and put it together ourselves.   We  then use it (or hardly use it,... Read more »

COLORS: Fall 2011 and 2012

COLORS: Fall 2011 and 2012
This past Spring, Pantone (THE color experts/predictors for fashion, interiors and graphic design) announced that ‘Honeysuckle” would be their color for 2011.  And it’s still in the Fall palette! The other colors, per their prediction and (thus) recommendation: Bamboo:  a honey gold, Emberglow:  a pinky-orange, Phlox: reddish plum, Cedar:  light grayish green, Deep Teal: dark... Read more »