If you want to keep those creative juices flowing in your garden office, ditch the biscuits and turn down the volume on your wireless. As reported on the Creative Review blog Dr Kevin Hilton at the Centre for Design Research at Northumbria University is investigating what effects lifestyle and working environments have on ‘creative fluency’. In particular, he's focusing on the importance of music and food. Apparently, sweets and chocs relax you to the point where your brain is too laid back, while listening to the Early Music Show too loudly actually stops you concentrating when on deadline.
Via Thriving too. Pictured above, The Feast of the Gods by Bellini and Titian.