Category Archives: design

Studio Design: Pattern Language #134 Zen View & Keystone Species

Pattern Language #134 ‘If there is a beautiful view, don’t spoil it by building huge windows that gape incessantly at it. Instead, put the windows which look onto the view at places of transition – along paths, in hallways, in entryways, on stairs, between rooms. If the view window is correctly placed, people will see a […]

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Studio Construction: Design-Inspiration-Photography Walls

With just a few more things to do in the studio I started the serious cleaning up of construction dust. Mike is preparing the base for the design wall – fibre board and cork… …with a layer of blackout curtain material added on top. The rubberised coating does an excellent job holding the pins. I steamed […]

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Studio Construction: Fixtures and Fittings

The hot water tank is installed in the crawlspace below the tub. This energy efficient placement means little heat is lost between the hot water tank and where I need the hot water. South Shore Cabinetry made and installed the cabinets and some of the furniture. Here are my drawing and design desk areas… …backed by […]

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Corrugated Steel / Iron Art and Architecture

I made a quick trip to New Zealand to be in on my father’s 87th birthday celebrations, Mother’s’ Day, another family birthday and to catch up with family. Painted corrugated steel I was treated to a Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens and Nursery visit. After wandering the inspiring nursery, we had morning tea in the outdoor […]

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