Inspiration #33

In the last inspiration blog, we looked at butcher block counters, so I thought this week we’d stay in the kitchen and look at the beauty of a well-crafted concrete countertop. Smooth to the touch, durable, and modern – what more could you ask for? This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. The simple lines of the concrete countertop in the image below are mirrored in the … Continue reading

The 2016 Architect Holiday Gift Guide

It’s December! You know what that means – time to start thinking about how to show your love to those special people in your life. If it happens to be in form of a gift or two for that crazy creative in your life, you’ve come to the right place. Thanks to pestering parents and a lack of funds to buy things for myself, I’ve been able to amass a holiday gift list that I think architects will love – this architect at least does. So without further ado, let’s jump into the 2016 Architect Holiday Gift Guide.   Paper … Continue reading

Inspiration #32

This week’s inspiration stays in the kitchen. After a look at clean, minimal kitchens and then at built-in cabinet layouts, let’s check the counter. The butcher block counter to be specific. I love me a good place to cut my veggies, and the wood brings some warmth to the white, modern spaces. This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. This is more plank than actual … Continue reading

ArchiTalks 22: Then & Now…and the middle

Annnndddd we’re back. We took a bit of a hiatus since the last post for those headed back to school. So now we’re jumping back in to cover what we thought our careers would look like when we graduated, and what we find ourselves doing now. A bit of then and now, not to be confused with one of my favorite coming-of-age movie’s Now & Then. Note: This is the twenty-second post in a group series called #ArchiTalks in which Bob Borson of Life of an Architect gives a group of us architects a theme or a set of questions … Continue reading

Inspiration #31

This week’s inspiration stays in the kitchen. Last week we looked at minimal kitchens with bare walls or open shelves. Today, let’s look at built-in cabinets for the minimal feel with some storage space. This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. This is the least minimal of the kitchens today, but a good starting point to see what built-in cabinets in an all white, transitional … Continue reading

Inspiration #30

This week’s inspiration stays in the kitchen. After traveling the past two weeks, eating delicious croissants, and seeing how people in northern Spain live, I’m craving the minimal life and clean lines that come with it. So let’s see how that looks in a minimal kitchen. This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. Let’s zoom in. This minimal kitchen base cabinet and counter makes me … Continue reading

Inspiration #29

This week’s inspiration goes back to the kitchen in search of a different detail – the waterfall counter edge. It’s all the rage right now, so I thought I’d look and see if I could find details that might work with the peninsula in #ThisOldHouse’s impending kitchen renovation. This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. Another gem from Arkee Creative, this waterfall counter edge is … Continue reading

Inspiration #28

This week’s inspiration stays in the bathroom. More specifically the shower details – because while a soak tub looks gorgeous, the shower is where the day to day prep happens. This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. The color and style variation between the wall marble and the floor hexagonal mosaic? Dreamy. The alcove inline with the minimal fixtures? Drooling. The shower details in this … Continue reading

Inspiration #27

This week’s inspiration stays in the bathroom. Last week we looked at linear bathroom layouts, but we’re switching to a clustered bathroom layout this week. The master bathroom space is mostly rectangular, so while I don’t have as much space to work as in some of the pictures below, grouped functions that feel open are still a possibility. This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. … Continue reading

10 excuses for not taking the ARE…yet

After giving two presentations at a regional level, I want to talk about something in the emerging professional world of the utmost importance: your license. Or rather, your current lack of it. So I decided to put together a list of the 10 excuses for not taking the ARE yet. Wrapped up my #emergingprofessional presentation today and feeling inspired by the great conversations and questions that came up in the session. Keep doing great work, gang. Your future’s bright. A photo posted by Lora Teagarden (@l2designllc) on Sep 17, 2016 at 10:01am PDT Licensure is a step in the path, but … Continue reading