Joyful Author Ingrid Fetell Lee (Download)
Party Politics in America uWas no less joyous and filling than seeing the Grand Canyon or Death Valley My park tour days are also a fond memory now but there is singular joy to be had spotting a late afternoon cumulo nimbus in glowing white while its neighbor clouds are in shadow Or the god light rays of a setting sun visible from thepstairs deck in the back of our house No the visions do not pay the bills but they do provide significant moments of feeling at one with the world One thing IFL looks at is how to incorporate into one s personal andor work spaces ways to reproduce such natural salves ways to remind ourselves of things that are natural Turns out there are many ways to fill that bill Are we going that high my shot from a joyous ride over the Willamette Valley in 2008 It is clickable if you want a higher rez IFL writes about the joy of transcendent feelings and the correlation of pward movement with joyOne of the joys of this book is trailing along with the author as she talks with experts on design across the planet I added some ok many links in EXTRA STUFF You will really enjoy checking out the linked designers and their workWork by Eva Zeisel image from the British Museum reflecting the Renewal aesthetic as Zeisel s design shapes suggest nature and growthHere s a bad idea for design Yes a newborn s first cry is a source of joy Replaying it over and over is something less than joyful Small repeating elements can however evince joyful feelings as in confetti sprinkles or glitter But I suppose they can also become distracting and intrusive not to mention no fun for the cleaning staffA Reversible Destiny Loft in Tokyo The author tried it for a few days Can enough physical stimulation in a living space reverse agingOne may wonder does the aesthetic IFL espouses reflect anything than her own personal preferences There is certainly a danger that confirmation bias might play a role here By offering thoughtful discussion and the assistance of professional practitioners she made me feel pretty comfortable with there being a minimum of such sample soiling here There might be real issues with the values espoused and the degree to which one might take the recommended strategies For example IFL looks for examples of order as joyful The notion is reminiscent of the broken window theory that projected an increase in crime in places where nrepaired publicly viewable damage was left Range of Ghosts (Eternal Sky, untended There was a basis for that and the policy was effective in the real world But on a personal level it is also possible that one man s mess is another man s nirvana This is not hard science with firm edges but scientifically informed advice for directions that may lead you to a place you want to go Starburst lights at the Metropolitan Opera illuminate the Sparkle and Flare element of F L s Celebration aestheticThe Brain Candy CornerHere is a list of some notions from the book that provide food for thought or you know brain candy They are legion here The impact of variable rather thanniform light Preferred human landscape both to live in and see in paintings on our walls there appears to be one in particular that is favored almost The Brand New Monty Python Papperbok universally Can a living space that is stimulating enough slow aging Consider the diversity of our senses thought you had five Nah many A sparse environment numbs our senses On minimalism as anti sensory On the shifting baseline syndrome what seems wild today is less wild that what seemed wild a generation ago On the relationship of joy to play Association between play and circles Yarn bombing Ways to see thenseen Fear of loss of personal interaction resulting from on line life On the roots of Carnevale The appeal of balloons Seasonality brings the promise of joy while a simple one way time flow makes the future always ncertain On anticipation as an enhancement to joyYarn bombing in action an element of the Surprise aesthetic image from wiki Bet this photo made you smileOne aspect that kept me wondering was a estion of definition Where does joy leave off and pleasure begin Amusement Enjoyment Where do fun and happiness fit into this spectrum How is joy different Need joy be a purely positive thing Can one have fun doing something awful Sure if one is psychologically damaged But can one take joy in dark doings Did Charles Manson experience joy when he was killing people Maybe fun is less substantive Like having had a fun time at a party the beach or a baseball game Fun is ephemeral It tickles our senses and then abates How is this different from pleasure
can pleasure be an ephemeral experience too joy pleasure be an ephemeral experience too Joy seems richer I do not defend this notion at all Going on feelz here Joyful does not really address all this and I guess it does not really need to It seems perfectly ok to accept the presenting notion that joy is an absolute good thing and that we human sorts have a need for joy in our lives in the same way that we need readily defined physical inputs Is joy a sustaining experience Can it become ecstatic transcendental even I Think It Can Based On Personal think it can based on personal I once said to my son that the joy I experience from the beauty of the world was like a religion for me His response was why like The lines between the sundry joy like feelings remain suishy for me But then IFL is a designer not a researcher in psychology and it would be wrong to hold her to a reuirement that she explain everything that goes on in our tiny minds In short yeah I know too *late Ingrid Fetell Lee has done an amazing job of explaining the impact *Ingrid Fetell Lee has done an amazing job of explaining the impact design on our lives while offering a wide array of potential correctives In doing so she has accomplished that major victory of combining the imparting of information with delivering that intel in a manner that is engaging entertaining energetic and fun Your brain may explode with all the possibilities on display in this book but I expect I am not alone in reporting that Joyful is a thing of beauty a classic of its kind and will I expect be a joy forever Wonders never cease as long as we are willing to look for them Review posted September 7 2018Publication date September 4 2018EXTRA STUFFLinks to the author s personal Twitter Instragram and FB pagesThe author s TED Talk Where Joy Hides and How To Find ItSome of the People mostly designers mentioned in the book there are really Ruth Lande Shuman founder of the non profit Publicolor which offers a group of design based programs aimed at helping high risk students in their education Ellen Bennett while working as a line cook decided to pgrade the aprons that kitchen staff wear so designed a line of interesting apparel and got her business started Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins started The Reversible Destiny Foundation to design and promote procedural architecture claiming that certain sorts of living spaces could reverse human aging Color me skeptical but their work is worth checking out Dorothy Draper no relation to Don is noted in Joyful for her attention to texture vibrancy and richness of interior environment particularly in the resort hotel The Greenbrier in West Virginia Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid Russian emigres devised a test to determine a niversally favored painting Turns out their Most Wanted project found its way into Darwinian Aesthetics British geographer Jay Appleton devised the prospect refuge theory of human aesthetics Landscape architect James Corner designed the High Line park in Manhattan Summer Rayne Oakes works in ecologically minded design Piet Oudolf is a world renown expert in horticultural design George Van Tassel s Integratron Dome has a mind bowing origin story and peculiar alities that may be out of this world Of all the links provided here this one may be the most fun You might also want to check this site and this video and its seuel The ilts of Gees Bend Architect and designer Gaetano Pesce is the creator of bubble housing what he calls habitologue Leanne Prain Yarn bomber extraordinaire Gavin Pretor Pinney is the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society Psych professors Dacher Keltner and Jonathan Haidt write about awe a moral spiritual and aesthetic emotion Conceptual artist Olafur Eliasson delights in the inexplicableMusic from Ludwig Van Ode to Joy via Lenny B Joy to the World Three Dog Night You Bring Me Joy Anita Baker Joy to the World The MT ChoirMy editor was worn out from all the joy GET THIS BOOK Loved loved loved it So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life This is one of those non fiction reads that I will re read over and over to try to absorb its wisdom SO grateful I found this book RUN to grab a copy I like the sketches And what the author says make. Cal world has little or no impact on our inner joy Increasingly experts The Last of the High Kings (New Policeman, urges to find balance and calm by looking inward through mindfulness or meditation and muting the outside world But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible source of joy In Joyful designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the seemingly mundane spac. S sense But imo it s not a great book It s meant to be a sort of counterpoint to minimalism but m is an easy straw man It s meant to be a serious book but Lee is neither a psychologist nor an anthropologist and some of what she claims she actually has misunderstood misreported or supplanted She doesn t think like a scientist either mixing p cause effect or pointing to one cause among many as if the others don t matterOtoh I do think she s mostly right I mean yes of course most people are healthier in body mind spirit if they spend time out of doors For exampleI m thinking it would make a great coffee table book with photos of the wild gardens the confetti the Bioscleave house which btw does have furniture just not in the main living roomAs applies to me well it means I still have to get rid of things I don t need and do a better job of hiding the glier tools pantry items etc so I have room for plants and won t get over stimulated by layers of happy colors It s hard to be a renter sometimes But we ll be moving again in a few years when my youngest graduates from the Things Mother Used to Make university in this town so we ll have another opportunityI m not done yet we ll see what I think at the end Ok done Not a bad book and there is a joyful toolkit at the end to make it practicallyseful But still the idea is pretty self evident A gray boxy office needs a plant preferably a flowering one Farmer s markets will help Ghost of a Hanged Man us stay in touch with the cycle of seasons DuhSome bookdarts info new to me or worth special noteChoose lightbulbs with a higher CRI color rendering index closer to 100When we snack are our tummies hungry or are we just hungry for a pop of stimulation a snack of joy Maybe the advice to go for a walk is good advice not just because the fresh air and exercise will help but also because seeing alive things beings outside helps If you want to take a water break drop some lemon juice in the water Or do something entirely different like color a page in that adult coloring book you bought last year but never finished The author s writep of the Gee s Bend Fantasy Faerie Erotica Collection - 8 Sexy Gay Stories of Romantic Vampires, Faeries, and Other Magical Lovers uilts makes me appreciate them They re rhythmic and organic they make the eye dance as it explores themLots of artists and designers are named Atm I m most intrigued by Grace Knowlton s spheres And I haven t yet lookedp Olafur Eliasson but his sculpture sounds interestingStuart Brown says The opposite of play is not work it s depressionAuthor says We are living at a moment when technology is redefining our world at an Mental Math: Tricks To Become A Human Calculator (For Speed Math, Math Tricks, Vedic Math Enthusiasts GMAT, GRE, SAT Students) (Volume 1) unprecedented rate creating opportunities to be dazzled but with a greater risk of fatigue Technology is the most valuable when it remindss of the boundaries of our existenceWhich reminds me of one potential problem I suspect those readers who embrace these joyful design suggestions might have if they saturate their entire environment or even key components especially with colors and polka dots etc that are gaudy they may very well tire of them and not find them joyful any A teenager outgrows her furry neon crowded bedroom even without pressure to develop a classic sense of taste Adults should avoid cheap fast fashion in favor of Nyx uality pieces that will last that have a twist that makes them smile for example a perfect charcoal blazer with a coral linerNext time you see one of those inflatable tall tube men dancing to advertise a car sale or whatever note the movement And go home and try to dance like that The story behind their design is fascinatingAnd ah sakura I have an LED tree sold as yard art butsed as floor lamp that I ve had long enough it might be not giving me Blanco nocturno uite as much joy as it did maybe I can make lots of little pink fabric or paper flower shapes and wire them to itGood book could have been much better recommended from the library if you re interested We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money We should spend it all at every chance we get Ever look around a doctor s office a school hallway the dentist lobby and think something is missing hereSpoiler alert It s the joyIngrid Fetell Lee takes a close look at how the simple pleasures in life such as bringing joy to a roomltimately transform lives We rediscover their joy again and again and we fall a bit in love each time But that begs the estion what makes a room joyfulEveryone can tell at an instant what things make them happy but how do you take that and add it to a room something clicked I saw lollipops pompoms and polka dots and it dawned on me they were all round in shape Lee identified ten delightful categories of joy Energy *Abundance Freedom Harmony Play Surprise Transcendence Magic Celebration and Renewal each of which has the power to transform rooms *Freedom Harmony Play Surprise Transcendence Magic Celebration and Renewal each of which has the power to transform rooms livesThis book gave me SO much to think about so many little things that I always would notice but never nderstood their impact Now I doFor example Lee talks about energy and its influence Through Color In The School color in the school Many many schools across the United States look like standard state penitentiaries minimal furniture lack of personality and beige lots and lots of beige But as Lee points out Beige is a desaturated yellow a yellow with all the joy sucked out of it She goes on to describe Publicolor a nonprofit with a goal of repainting schools fun vibrant colors While you may scoff at the idea of repainting a room to bring joy I want to point out that if a horror movie can design a room to make it nsettling nnerving and absolutely terrifying then surely we would want to do the exact opposite in school settingsAfter a visit from Publicolor Harlem school officials were absolutely shocked when grafitti declined attendance increased and both student and teachers reported feeling safer in their cheery new classroomsLee has many many examples each one as delightful and surprising as the next I absolutely adored reading every little anecdote and cannot wait to start transforming my house to make it a place of joy You have a whole world of joy right at your fingertips YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading Ingrid Fetell Lee shares how to bring joy into your life through the appreciation of ordinary things Using tools like color selection feng shui gardening and room design you can tilize your environment to foster an inner sense of joy and well beingI think anything that increases joy and appreciation in my life is a good thing I found it interesting almost every other book I ve read on this subject focuses on the inner aspects of joy the ones that won t fade But Lee Convinced Me There Is Something To Appreciate And Cultivate convinced me there is something to appreciate and cultivate the outer world as well We may all be spiritual beings but we re living very physical livesI knew little to nothing about interior design or some of the troubling aspects of minimalism But I do like to move through spaces that feel warm and lived inI can see the appeal of simplifying a space down to just a few items but I wouldn t want to stay there very long Lee helped me nderstand some of my intuitive feelings about minimalism and why maximalism has the opposite effect at least on meLee also talks about the joy one can find in irkiness versus convention The caveat being that you have to be in a space or group of people who allow such things to exist rather than ashing them at the start Different colors Discovering Your Heart with the Flag Page unexpected materials strangely shaped furniture if introduced to your every day environment can bring joy and a sense of relief from staid normalcyThis book really got me thinking about what joy I take in my surroundings and why or why not Recommended for readers interested in interior design gardening or those looking for small ways in which to introduce a little joy into their every day lives Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to makes feel joyful She has found ten aesthetics of joy Energy Abundance Freedom Harmony Play Surprise Transcendence Magic Celebration and Renewal She often Prom Kings and Drama Queens uses psychological studies to backp her observations For example Energy includes vibrant color and light Studies have shown that school children learned when their drab tan schoolrooms were painted bright cheerful colorsPlay includes circles spheres and bubbly forms Curved surfaces give a room a warmer feel than rectangular shapes Freedom deals with nature and open space We can bring nature into our homes with plants Urban areas can create public green spaces which improve This was a big giant waste of time I know flowers and curves bring joy tell me something I don t know This felt so pretentious and dumb after reading Sue Klebold s haunting memoir Don t waste your time or money Just go buy flowers. Es and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology she explains why one setting makes s feel anxious or competitive while another fosters acceptance and delight and most importantly she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller healthier and truly joyful liv.