DESIGN SHADOW ON PROBLEM SOLVING AND ANTIQUE LAMPS

This has been an interesting couple of weeks. I would love to say “today I did …” and name a specific item. Right now I am all over the board on multiple projects doing site inspections, creating/maintaining budgets, preparing purchase orders for and buying furniture and following up on vendors that are providing products for our …

DESIGN SHADOW ON STRESS

I am sitting in a plane headed to Chicago, IL. Neocon or bust. This flight time has come as a needed break from a busy, non stop week… A week that I could feel the pressure and stress weighing pushing me down. The week started with some bad news concerning the representative for my client, …

INTERIOR DESIGNER’S RESOLUTION TO STONE PARTITIONS

I spent a potion of the day trying to think through and resolve a problem that hasn’t been resolved with our restroom partitions as written about in a previous entry. As a recap, the sub contractor – stone and tile supplier – didn’t bid out stone partitions per our drawings. When they submitted their shop drawings …

BENTLEY CARPET MILLS – ALL CARPET IS THE SAME, RIGHT?

An Architect told me in passing a couple weeks ago, ” all carpet is the same, right?” Well…it’s not. It may all be used primarily on the floor and all be somewhat fuzzy and soft, but carpet is not all the same. Yarn DNA, dyes, production methods and durability…are some of the ways that soft product under foot …

RESTROOM SPACE PLANNING – ADA

I worked this afternoon with an intern architect on a submittal that came in from our stone sub-contractor. The submittal was for stone partitions for some restrooms in a commercial building. The stone for these partitions is specified as 1 & 1/4″ thick slabs of a marble called “Perlatina.” The submittal was to verify their layout for …

ARCHITECTURAL/INTERIOR DESIGN PUNCH LIST: A TIDLIC

Today I was out of state on location for a project where we are building student housing for a University. We spent the day inspecting and “punch listing” the site. This usually means a lot of blue tape all over the building…much to the GC’s displeasure. I don’t have any recollection of ever discussing this side …