A visit to the pencil-making factory of Faber-Castell in Stein, Germany, one of the world’s largest makers of writing instruments.
Pretty cool!! You know, if you’re into that kinda thing… :)
The Third & The Seventh
Beautiful shots of Art & Architecture. The quality and shots are outstanding.
#85 Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
Let’s face it, things don’t always work out as we planned them to. With each new project there are expectations we have going into them and the outcome doesn’t always pan out how we wanted. For some of us, things never seem to work out right.
Never catching a break sucks, but most of the time it is our perception of the future that gets us into this lack of confidence and "unlucky rut".
Instead of “Hoping for the best” and "Preparing for the worst" we usually do the opposite. We preach that the worst is going to happen then do nothing to prepare for it.
Keep a positive outlook for the future and do your best to be as prepared as possible. Usually the people who do the best in studio are the ones less worried about grades, and what their peers think, and what their teacher thinks, and just does work in preparation for any curve ball that may come their way.
Be that person!
Get out of your own head and get positive. I have been getting a lot of doubtful messages with people thinking they are not good enough, or not strong enough, or not as good as other people.
Forget about that, because at the end of the day, you could be the shittiest person in the room…
But what about 10 days from now?
Then 10 weeks after that.
Then 10 months after that.
Sometimes greatness takes time and you havent found your place yet. So worry less about what is "not going to work" out for you and think more about your task at hand.
Ask yourself questions in this format:
Example Question About Your Project:
Is the craft of my work the best it can be.
#1 YES. = Move On.
#2 NO. = What can I do to fix it?
#2a - Find alternative methods
#2b - Experiment with alternatives.
#2c - Make conclusions.
#2d - Ask the question again.
If you rep the problematic issues of your project like this you will be more successful in finding more ways to prepare yourself for the future. So hope for the best, prepare for the worst, and always be proactive both physically and mentally.
Also, don’t forget the JUST BUILD IT TEE is still available!!
Hey Archi People!!
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- It is available in Men and Women sizes
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#84 Take time to EXPERIMENT
"I would, but I don’t think I have enough time."
How many of us have said that before when thinking of experimenting with new methods of construction? While you are in school, it is important to experiment and work things out, even if you don’t know the outcome.
Many times we are scared to try something new because it might be a complete failure.
BUT NOW IS THE TIME TO EXPERIMENT!!
Now is the time to get all of your experiments out of the way. You won’t be able to experiment as much when you get out of school. Try new things, research foreign ideas, and put yourself out there while you have the chance. Learn from your mistakes, and take lots of notes. Who knows, you might come up with something completely revolutionary.
Just build it.
And remember, JUST BUILD IT TEE’s are still available!! Check it out!
FREE DIGITAL POSTER FILE with purchase of JUST BUILD IT TEE.
Hey archi peeps!! Everyone is very excited about the new Limited Edition JUST BUILD IT TEE, but in order for it to be printed we need to sell 100 of them!
We are now offering a free Digital Poster Download for the first 100 purchasers of the shirt. Once you buy a shirt we will email you the artwork file which can later be printed or used as desktop background/phone backgrounds. Please help us spread the word and buy your shirts now so we can get this thing printed soon!!
Thank you all so much! Let’s make this happen!!
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#83 Master the art of Clean Cuts.
As you think about how to make the craft of your models better, make sure you mastering the art of clean cuts with your knife. Here are some pointers to maintain a clean, smmoth cut!
Clean Cut Guidelines
- Change the blade often. (Usually Every 5 Strokes depending on the blade or material)
- Soft Pressure and More Strokes. Never try to tear through in one stroke, especially on thick material.
- Don’t press as hard as you can and rip through the material, do more soft cuts until the other piece separates like butter!
- Use a thicker/bigger blade for larger materials and a small blade for delicate materials.
Also, don’t forget the JUST BUILD IT TEES are still available!!!
#82 Embrace Failure. It only brings you closer to your proposed goal.
I’m going to elaborate on this later, but I don’t have time right now, so in the meantime…
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#81 Study Abroad.
Within your education it is important to travel. The more of the world you see, the more you can relate to different cultures, ideas, and ways of life. If your architecture program offers an opportunity to study abroad I recommend it 100%!!
There are many things that will get in your way and stop you from studying abroad, trust me. There is “not being able to afford it, not having the time, missing your friends and family”… Whatever the reason, find a way around it. I say this because there is absolutely nothing more memorable and influential than a semester abroad. It will show you things you have never seen before, you will gain new perspectives, you will find out things that you like you never thought you would enjoy, and it might even teach you about things you really don’t like. In our constant search of "finding ourself", it is definitely a road that will bring you closer to it.
I have had the opportunity to travel to many different places all over the world while in school, and there is still so much more to see and visit.
Here is a blog I made from my Summer Abroad:
and here is the Study Abroad video I made for my class:
This sounds awesome!! How do I do it??
If you are interested in studying abroad, there is usually an abroad program at every school with loads of information on how to get involved. Make it a point to go to any Study Abroad seminars or meetings you school may have.
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CHECK OUT MY NEWEST PROJECT!!
And if you are interested in collaborating with The Urban Conga or just want to know how you can activate your city, please email us:
"PLAY ANYWHERE" - An Urban Conga Documentary
I am really excited to be working with my fellow Urban Conga members for our documentary:
This trailer, along with many of our other short films, will be showcased at the New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles November 7th-10th!!
Here is the official trailer for our future documentary on the concept of ‘PLAY’ as it relates to tactical urbanism and urban living.
CHECK US OUT!!!!!!
What have you done to activate your city lately? Let us know!!
Ultimately, most things that are offensive are also lazy and unoriginal; because you can’t reach that point of view by looking at the world honestly…You reach that point of view by taking short cuts and by just sort of repeating what someone else told you.