DIY Like an Architect: Parti Diagramming
Architecture class at ArtCenter’s Saturday High: week two. In the first workshop we learned how to approach a project by means of mind mapping and collaging — steps 1& 2 of DIY Like an Architect method. Today my creative teens are parti diagramming.
DIY Like an Architect: Mind Mapping and Collaging
Even in my wildest dreams, I had never considered becoming an architect until someone asked: “Why don’t you study architecture?” He was a stranger — my jaw dropped: “But I don’t even know how to draw!”
To Think Like an Architect Is to Allow Things Stay Unresolved
To think like an architect is to approach life without pre-conceived notions with a child-like sense of wonder.
Display to Organize: Design Ideas to Make Life Delightful (part ten)
We’re finally at the end of the series of ten posts that outlined a few design ideas I employ in my own life. Last but not least, I’d like to show you an organization system I’ve designed. It's called "Tend-on" Group.
Design Ideas that Resonate with Your Children (part nine)
I became acutely aware of my aversion to “going with the flow” when pregnant with first child. Perhaps, that’s when I realized that every little step matters. It has consequences. It is being observed and emulated. Clearly, I have to make sound choices. I need to be a responsible role model because children love copying their parents.
Underused Garage Transformation: Creative Space Design Ideas (part eight)
We all need our own territory to manage emotions. Even if it's just a favorite chair to come back to. I have a chance to claim an underused garage and convert it into my own studio and home office. Hence,garage conversion design ideas.
Workshop at Art Center College of Design
workshop REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
That is to say, I am teaching a 3-hour DIY Like an Architect workshop at ArtCenter College of Design on two consecutive Sundays: June 21 and June 28, 2015.
Address a Design Problem Holistically: Small Bathroom Design Ideas (part six)
In the previous post I write about tailoring space to your lifestyle. Addressing a design problem holistically is another guiding principle. Especially when working with a tight bathroom. Please take a look at some space saving tips and design ideas below. I hope they will come in handy.
Tailor Space to Your Lifestyle: Home Design Ideas that Blend Form & Function (part five)
In the previous post I write about celebrating creativity. Here I want to insist that you do not need to put up with makeshift solutions. Bedroom design ideas converge on a simple objective. How does one tailor space to his or her lifestyle is the question.
Show Off Your Kids’ Artwork: Home Design Ideas with Long-Term Benefits (part four)
I talk about good use of space and making every inch count constantly. Another topic of paramount importance is building an environment that instills confidence as much as nurtures creativity in children. In other words, the objective is to provide adequate room to grow with lots of choices along the way. For example, I love showcasing my kids’ talents throughout our home. As such, a hallway gallery of kids' art is a no-brainer. But it's not simply one of hallway design ideas, it's a way to encourage and promote self-esteem.