How to set up your study area for successful home learning

According to science, we’re better off having designated areas for learning. As the Ontario students have made their decisions to either go back to school or continue the remote learning, having a proper place for them to study at home is now crucial to a good education. By setting up a learning hub at home that is conducive to concentration and even more, helps create a healthy pattern of concentration in the day, you not only offer physical help and a great place for education, but you help shape a lifetime of good learning and brain curiosity.

How much space you need when everyone is working and studying from home

Ok fine, we’re working from home and learning from home. We figured it out: kids in the basement, one per room, mom in the den and dad in the office on the second floor. 

But what if you do not have a basement, or a den, or a second floor? How many rooms do you actually need to have in order to be able to do this properly, meaning, protect concentration sufficiently so that you can do what you need to do, and still live happily ever after? And what if you do not have them? 

The never lost art of Weaving

In my world, we all had a grandma that was knitting. Among family chatter and laughter, with a big smile and all ears at all the talk around her, down on her lap, her hands moved fast kneading thread and needles into a flurry of seemingly chaotic storm. From it came the most neatly organized intertwine, artful patterns and bursts of colour. Fascinating.

Read full article and find out how this tradition is now expressed in modern architecture and design

When busy is just too busy

For strongly motivated individuals the risk of becoming too busy to live is highest. Such individuals always push for the next thing and while the chase and win are always enjoyable, the ones that are truly successful are the ones that can break and refuel.

Socially established myths related to work and play

that there is work and there is play that there is personal and business that there is the emotional and the rational that there is work life and retirement life All is on a fringe, all is about balancing, common sense and communication. And it’s been like this forever. Instead of segregating what the individual…

Twenty Two beautiful fountain pens

Oh! I so like fountain pens! I have owned one since grade one, in fact, that was my first writing tool. I believe it was a Pelican. And yes that should give you a hint at how old I am which I don’t really see it as a problem but rather an advantage. Faber-Castell was,…

Home Offices

We all want to like our work. Some of us do and some of us don’t, no mystery there. Work, understood as one’s predominant activity and usually associated with some financial reimbursement, tends to often take over what we think of ourselves to be. There are books and theories written on this subject from life…

Work area therapy – in the kitchen

Why have a counter, a backsplash tile and a simple duplex plug under the typical upper cabinets full of glasses and plates – just because this is standard and this is how it’s done. Love this simple and yet so different work area: backsplash – tile on one side + stone and beautiful view to the…