Archives For Life in General

In the 5th annual “What to get an Architect for Christmas” post, I can guarantee you will have success shopping for the special, overly-picky self-righteous architect on your shopping list.

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We, Myself and I

Bob Borson —  November 17, 2014 — 29 Comments

Are architects bad at sharing? The word “I” is a take credit type of word, while saying “we” is a sharing credit type of word.

How often do you say “I when you could have said “We”?

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The Evolution of Kitchens

Bob Borson —  November 10, 2014 — 21 Comments

Kitchens have come a long way in the role that they play in our daily lives. The room that once existed for purely functional reasons, located in the back of the house and away from all other activities, is now taking its rightful place front and center of our lives and our homes.

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I just got back from a 4 day trip to the Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, where I went down to take a look at a neighborhood school to see if we could add a 3rd story onto the existing facilities … and I performed hip replacement surgery just for kicks.

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How to be the best at what you do – 5 things that a person needs to be successful A list inspired by Pritzker prize winning architect Thom Mayne

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Architectural Sketchbooks

Bob Borson —  September 29, 2014 — 16 Comments

Sketching is part of the architects domain and there was a time when it was a forgone conclusion that if you were an architect, you could draw.

Times are changing …

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Is that an Oculus?

Bob Borson —  September 22, 2014 — 13 Comments

I typically try and avoid talking like an architect – particularly when I’m talking to non-architects. In this case, there is no other word other than “oculus”. Don’t know what an oculus is? You’ve come to the right place.

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