Color theory


How To Avoid Being Swallowed

It’s impossible to overstate how big an effect your environment has on your nervous system. Living in urban environments, it’s easy to forget that human beings evolved, literally, in nature. Our nervous systems are attuned to cues that have been in place for millions of years–when to wake up (light gets […]


Frigid Dining

Lately I’ve been rubbernecking Architectural Digest. It’s not that the photos aren’t glamorous. It’s–well, just look. These are from a series of “Before + After: Stunning Dining Room Makeovers.” The “before” photos are predictably stodgy, dated and bland. The “after” photos are stunning all right. They make me want […]


The Curious History of Blue City

I am not haunted. Quite the contrary; I bear witness to an exorcism, a liberation from five hundred years of bondage. Blue? The color of grief, it is true, but also the color of healing. My author was a naive soul–some may say a fool. She held to her […]


How To Avoid Being Swallowed

repost from the Practical Bodywork Blog It’s impossible to overstate how big an effect your environment has on your nervous system. Living in urban environments, it’s easy to forget that human beings evolved, literally, in nature. Our nervous systems are attuned to cues that have been in place for millions […]


How NOT to Hang Art

What’s wrong with this picture? No, it’s not that the center painting is “pornographic” and “a danger to children and vulnerable adults.” It’s the aesthetic cacophony. Friends, there is no better way to have your art installation scream, “I was curated on a shoestring budget and installed in a […]