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Meetings are a Waste of Time

Bob Borson —  September 19, 2013 — 34 Comments

Despite how much I like to talk, I think most meetings are a complete waste of time. At least half of the meetings I sit in on, nothing is really happening other than the swapping of stories. One on hand that’s okay because I’m like the Pecos Bill of story swapping, I simply don’t have the time for it anymore.

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Hatchet Bedrooms

Bob Borson —  September 9, 2013 — 78 Comments

What exactly is a hatchet bedroom? A good designer considers furniture placement in their designs, if not, you might get a “hatchet bedroom.”

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I killed my cellphone the other day and it has been hell the past few days without. Should I be concerned that I am so dependent on my phone? Am I so extreme as to be on the fringe or is this the direction that everyone seems to be heading? I’m really curious …. and so is my therapist.

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People go to college to learn how to learn so in those moments of self-doubt, just show up, work hard, and relax. Everything is going to be okay.

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Architects should sketch. You may not think you are very good at sketching but if it helps you work through your thoughts, I would argue that you are in fact, very good at sketching.

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Whenever I review a design solution that isn’t very graceful – or doesn’t work at all

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Houses in Marfa, Texas

Bob Borson —  June 12, 2013 — 22 Comments

I spent some time last week in Marfa, Texas – a town that despite it’s meager size and remote location, definitely has a designers vibe to it … and it shows in their houses.

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