Who said that home offices had to be ugly? A tour of offices in large companies showed us that times have changed. Work spaces are being redesigned, colour is being added and clutter removed.
Look at your children registered for post-secondary studies. They have no qualms about decorating their offices. Increasingly limited by self-employed workers, they let their personalities shine through the decoration. By doing so, they are setting up a work space that is likely to inspire and motivate them.
Your home office is more than a workspace. It’s a refuge where the only dictatorship allows is efficiency. After all, environment is one of the key factors in work.
If you prefer a stripped-down office, or if your office is as exciting as a room in a monastery and you feel good and are efficient in your work, stay on the same path.
If not, let your imagination run wild.
The wall is the first thing to think about, since that is usually the first surface you look at outside your workstation. Continue reading →
Several factors can increase the value of your home. Investing in real estate is well known. Investing in art is too. But have you ever heard of investing in wallpaper or a wallpaper mural*?
Here and in Europe, artists are constantly reinventing the image of wallpaper and reusable wallpaper murals. Some works have even made their way into museums (Rasch.de).
In Quebec, at Muralunique.com, some thirty artists put their imagination to the service of this art form. For a universe dedicated to childrens’ imaginations, Annie Giroux, Tony Floreani, Birgit Schulz, Ruth Baker, Johanne Pépin have created great murals: a wacky library, a line of sheep with round eyes admiring the baby’s crib, a firehouse, a big wheel race, a hockey locker room, a construction site, a medieval castle, a space city, fantasy trees, enchanted forests, fairy tales, a pirate ship, giant alphabets, etc. Hours of passionate stories to share with children.
Donn Petelka uses a camera to plunge us into the bowels of nature, as shown by the attached photo of the Canadian Shield reproduced on a 15‘ x 9‘ (4.57m x 2.75m) mural. If all of the walls were covered with the Canadian Shield, we would probably feel the freshness of the caves. Continue reading →
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