// goodbye t-shirts

I scored these lovely custom made t-shirts from my previous employers and colleagues as farewell presents. So far I’ve been 3 for 3, let’s see if this ritual continues.


// architects head-to-head

Designboom publishes monthly interviews with prominent figures from the design field, a total of 20 architects have participated to date. The interviews are conducted in the same format where interviewees across the board are presented with the same set of questions. Such a format yields a head to head comparison between these architects and designers, it gives the readers the opportunity to measure them against their peers. Here is the list of questions they had to answer.

what is the best moment of the day?
what kind of music do you listen to at the moment?
do you listen to the radio?
what books do you have on your bedside table?
where do you get your news from?
I assume you notice how women dress. do you have any preferences?
what kind of clothes do you avoid wearing?
do you have any pets?
where do you work on your projects usually?
could you describe your style as a good friend of yours might?
is there any designer and/or architect from the past you appreciate a lot?
what current architects do you appreciate?
who would you like to design something for?
can you describe an evolution in your work from your first projects to the present day?
what project has given you the most satisfaction?
when you were a child, did you want to become an architect?
what are you afraid of regarding the future ?
any advice for the young?

I have gone through all the interviews on architects and selected my favorite responses for each question. Amongst the selections, some are in my opinion the most playful or intriguing and some are simply answers I can relate to. To enforce an unbiased selection, I was blinded to the identity of these interviewees. In the end I’ve tallied up the amount of chosen responses from each architect. To my surprise, I had chosen at least one answer from everyone, and Minsuk Cho (Mass Studies) graced the top spot with seven impressive responses.
I can see the results of this collation playing a role in choosing potential employers. Instead of solely judging the architects on their works, their character and personality also greatly influence the experience of a work term.  I mean this doesn’t mean I will bolt for Korea for my next job, but it did open new doors.

Click more to see the chosen responses.


// punk'd

What happens when you doze off during work.


// thumb up

My new ring has finally arrived. It is crafted by Japanese artist Arata Fuchi using pulverization techniques. Check out his other works here

Thanks Arata!


// dirty harry

Meet Haagse Harry, the most recognized 'Harry' in Holland. 

He is an aggressive, foul-mouthed knucklehead who roams the streets of Den Hague...a bona fide Dirty Harry.