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Rules for Modern Design

Rules for Modern Design

Great design comes from appropriate restrictions. We can’t just go off willy-nilly designing frivolous trite, full of decorative representations of a by-gone era. No, indeed. We’re not completely uncivilized. Modern Design needs rules. . . . . . . . .  

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Mies Had Nice Hair

Mies Had Nice Hair

I studied under Mies Van Der Rohe. Sort of. Not me, Not listening to the Cure   When I was in third year, while under the influence of the Cure’s “Disintegration“, I decided to cut my own hair. I left it long on the top…

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Shit Architects Say (part 4)

Shit Architects Say (part 4)

Because architects have a way with words, and it’s an angsty way with words. (you can jump back to Part 1 <HERE> and Part 2 <HERE> and part 3 <HERE> and part 4 <HERE> if you missed them) . . . . . . . The photos used in these…

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The architecture of contradictions

The architecture of contradictions

mmmm, angsty

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Shit Architects Say (part 3)

Shit Architects Say (part 3)

Because architects have a way with words, and it’s an angsty way with words. (you can jump back to Part 1 <HERE> and Part 2 <HERE> and part 3 <HERE> and part 4 <HERE> if you missed them) . . . . . . . . The photos used in these…

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Shit Architects Say (part 2)

Shit Architects Say (part 2)

Because architects have a way with words, and it’s an angsty way with words. (you can jump back to Part 1 <HERE> and Part 2 <HERE> and part 3 <HERE> and part 4 <HERE> if you missed them) The photos used in these graphics were found on Flickr and have been…

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Shit Architects Say (part 1)

Shit Architects Say (part 1)

Because architects have a way with words, and it’s an angsty way with words. (you can jump back to Part 1 <HERE> and Part 2 <HERE> and part 3 <HERE> and part 4 <HERE> if you missed them) The photos used in these graphics were found on Flickr and have been…

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What Not to Ask Your Architect

What Not to Ask Your Architect

One second thought, go ahead and ask these to a few architects you’re thinking of hiring. Then just go with the one that doesn’t start crying.  

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Instructions for Designers

Instructions for Designers

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Designing Glass Underpants

Designing Glass Underpants

If I try to remember some of the comments from my past clients, very few come to mind. I remember the projects. I remember the specifics of the designs. I remember what I was trying to accomplish with the concept. I remember my goals. I…

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