• Interesting post on Discovery's website about a study that shows color affects creativity. According to the authors, blue lends itself to more creativity while red tends to enable attention to detail. Something to think about when painting the home or office! (But what about purple? Detailed creativity?) The color red boosts attention to detail in tasks such as memorization, while blue encourages creativity, according to a study published online in the journal Science. The findings apply to advertising, warnings on medication, and especially environmental design for offices or classrooms, said Rui (Juliet) Zhu, who teaches marketing at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Zhu, who wrote the study with Ph.D. student Ravi Mehta, recommends that marketers selling creative or

  • I was just looking at the pictures of the work I did on the weekend and it looks like a hurricane hit my basement. That's probably part of the reason it seems to take a long time to do anything; I have to move something to do something else. Want to cut wood? Move the stack of lumber over to get the piece you want, then move the pile of boxes to get over to the saw, then measure, then cut... Next time I do this, everything is going into storage. Wait! That's part of the reason we are doing this; to create more storage for all our crap. Anyway, I framed in the space for the doorway to