COLOR PSYCHOLOGY 25 Aug
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Colors influence how you feel – energized, calm, cheery, relaxed, intense, even depressed

Not just hue, but saturation, tint and brightness. Hue – pure color, tint is original color + white (lighter than original color), shade is original color + black (darker than original color), saturation defines a range from pure color to gray

Just as no two people are alike, different people will perceive the same color differently. Can be related to memories or specific feelings associated with a certain color.

 

A Cabin Story 18 Apr
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Story by Molly Hoeg, / Photos by Jack Rendulich

“Wanna come up to the cabin?” It was a phrase I always wanted to hear from my friend Kay when we were kids growing up in Duluth.

I loved doing the Minnesota thing, going up to her family cabin north of the city for a weekend or a week. That cabin stayed in my memories, even as time and distance separated Kay and me.

Little did I know, 50 years later when our friendship was rekindled, those same words would still thrill me.

Much has changed, of course, in the intervening years. The cabin I remember was built in 1960 by Kay Harris’ grandparents, Gertrude and Norman Johnston, as a family retreat. 

Helpful hints to the owner for a smoother, running small to medium size construction project 17 Apr
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Of course, from our point-of-view, finding a good Architect is the key to a successful construction project.  He/she will provide you with a thorough, well –conceived design.  They will also guide you towards a competent Contractor and a comprehensive contract.  These two professionals should be your advocates through the entire process.  Is there anything else that you may want to do during the build?  Here are a few tips to help your project run a bit smoother and save time and money in the long run: