My Creative Space

My Creative Space

How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation

Donald M. Rattner

$19.99

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48 Techniques to Boost Your Creativity at Home, According to Science

A great deal of psychological and productivity research has gone into discovering how the design of the physical environment can improve creative performance, yet nearly all of it has focused on the workplace, commercial spaces, and schools. What has been largely overlooked is the one place we spend more time in than anywhere else and where more people than ever are now working: the home. My Creative Space shows how readers can boost their creative output by applying science-backed techniques to the design and decoration of their home regardless of size, type, style, or location.

With over 200 stunning color photographs of creative spaces, including many designed by top architects and interior decorators, this lavishly produced book will inspire readers while offering practical and specific ways to transform your own home into a creative haven. Readers will:

  • Learn practical techniques to shape a home for peak idea generation
  • Acquire insights into how everyday activities at home can boost creative performance at work, play, and school
  • Discover hands-on household products designed to foster creative skills
  • Gain a new understanding of the meaning and psychology of creativity
Read about the best lighting to foster a creative environment, how to use walls to capture ideas, why round shapes spur greater creativity than straight lines, the benefits of incorporating nature into your surroundings, and more.
Whether you're an artist, design professional, writer, entrepreneur, work in a creative industry, or pursue a personal passion for pleasure, this book is an invaluable guide for turning living space into creative space.
 


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Donald M. Rattner:
Architect Donald M. Rattner, AIA is the principal of an award-winning consultancy dedicated to maximizing occupant creativity in workplace, residential, wellness, hospitality, and retail environments. He works with architects, interior designers, educators, developers, business owners and creatives from all fields. Educator as well as practitioner, Rattner has taught or lectured at the University of Illinois, Parsons School of Design, and New York University, among others. His work and writings have appeared on CNN and in such venues as The New York Times,Robb Report, L-Magazine, and Work Design Magazine. He holds a BA from Columbia and an MArch from Princeton.

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