srah - 2007-11-02 12:31:28
1) Almonds & Honey 2) Pop Art (The two don't seem to go that well together)
Ypsidixit - 2007-11-02 12:37:00
True.......except maybe in the Atomic Chocolate Collection!
Ypsidixit - 2007-11-02 12:44:47
...Or possibly the Holy Toast Stamper.
meredith - 2007-11-02 16:48:20
water beads, and then pop art. i can see the pop art, because i like bright colors, but water beads is all blues, and i don't like blue. i think, though, it may have the tiniest bit to do with the fact that all the vacations and relaxation spots i picked had to do with the water...
Ypsidixit - 2007-11-02 19:51:42
Hmm, that's interesting. Yes, their blue selection is too much blue for my tastes too. I wouldn't like a blue room...I think that would be sort of draining. It's too cool a color for a room I'd be in all the time...and it's interesting to reflect how much a room color influences one's mood. The "desert spice" palette is the same marigold orange and sunflower yellow that I love & used here on the blog along with my favorite color, dark green.

I was researching the involuntary, psychiatric-drug-induced, head, mouth, and limb movements known as tardive dyskinesia a while ago while reading up on dopamine-related drugs because of some history of mental illness books I was reading (a rather strange interest, but for some reason the subject is very interesting to me in that it provides a very interesting window on societies of various eras, to see how they treated their mentally ill patients--and how mental illness was defined)--[GASPS FOR BREATH DUE TO ENDLESS SENTENCE]--and ANYWAYS, I found this extremely fascinating Youtube video on the calming effect of blue versus tardive dyskinesia that fascinated me. To my knowledge, this simple use of blue lenses to alleviate the debilitating movements has never penetrated the current treatment practices for people with TD. From what I've read, usually just another drug is prescribed--and TD is induced by commonly prescribed psychiatric and antidepressant drugs to begin with.

Just an instance of the weird power of color.
Ypsidixit - 2007-11-03 00:34:05
Er...sorry about that. I tend to get so wrapped up in the latest thing I'm reading that I forget that the entire world might not be waiting to hear about some obscure topic. At any rate. Back to colors.
meredith - 2007-11-04 20:16:32
no, no - that's interesting. i was just at an autism conference (lots of data, very little eye contact), and they were talking about using glasses of different colors to help people with sensory issues interpret the world. it can be used for dyslexia as well, apparently. so these aren't things induced by psychiatric drugs, but it might be related.
meredith - 2007-11-04 20:18:37
it's just that i was busy all weekend doing a whole lot of nothing and getting frustrated over at mark maynard (the tax debate is getting nutty) so i didn't check back here until tonight.
Ypsidixit - 2007-11-05 08:29:46
Meredith: Wow. That is fascinating. I'd never heard of colored lenses used for those sensory issues. I'm sure there's some parallel or connection with the tardive dyskinesia sufferer and blue lenses. It's amazing how such a small thing could help those with such a debilitating disorder as TD or autism.

Hmm, sure enough, Googling for "colored lenses" and "autism" brings up the Irlen Method of using colored-lens glasses for autism and Asperger's syndroms. Amazing.

More hmm...on the Irlen site, they have an array of buttons for changing the background website color and a motto: "Change background color to see how color can help you." There really is a big difference in the "feel" of the page if you go through the array.

Fascinating info--thank you, Meredith!

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