Creative confidence – thoughts of roots

Can’t wait to open Tom and David Kelleys new book “Creative Confidence” when released 15th of October. As a matter of fact I spontaneous try to read whatever I can find on the subject creativity. Sitting in my couch, with the cold Copenhagen rain outside my window I read “Whats stopping you from being creative?” by Tim Brown (another CEO at IDEO), as he posted this on LinkedIn the 19th of September.

I am at the moment very interested in verbalizing sensory experiences combined with health issues – to solve future health challenges. As I also read that a great challenge in Danish Dementia care homes will be that the numbers of dementia patients will increase the numbers of homes – a way to solve this problem lays within interior design, the spatial experience as well as color and lightning scheme.

Defining roots, in this particular combination – can be a trigger to approach the design of turning regular care homes into dementia settings. By combining elements of relevant memories and past moments – the link between sensory design and interior for dementia patients can be the memoir of childhood roots and influences. For me – my roots is my parents home and especially their garden. The green spaces I grew up with and found comfort in, definitively nursed my “creative confidence”. Surroundings that  benefitted my aesthetic sense and gift of popping new ideas into creative solutions.


In my search I sometimes find it hard to only read and listen, to get input. So last night I went to see the movie “La Grande Bellazza” and what a sensory explosion and exploitation – Woooooooooooooo of emotional seeing, smelling, touching and hearing, I can only say – if any is related to our roots – our up growing, sensory impact and reminiscences are what we should be surrounded of, when the mind starts to lack.

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