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How to Convince Your Client Your Design is the Best (or at least better than theirs by MILES) in 9 rock solid moves

One of the most jittery and crushing facts about a profession in design and architecture is that architecture and design are subjective. Not very subjective, a bit subjective, which is why it is hard. It would be so much better if they were very subjective, or subject to wild fantasies with no rules. But they are not. Both …

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FUTURE STATE Pop-Up Shop and Retail Cube

This is a cute pop-up shop made of pallets, upcycled and repurposed softwood offcuts, storage crates, ply and cling film and other packaging paraphernalia, for the young and hipster South-east Asian boutique. (Sandwiches not included). The attraction of these “temporary structures” are due to the following reasons: modern, innovative, budget-friendly, eco-friendly, transportable, modular, retail solutions.

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IKEA Hack: Hollywood style lighting up vanity makeup mirror easy DIY project

As an architect, I find DIY challenges even more challenging than a layperson, as I strongly adhere to repurposing, upcycling, reusing and recycling principles in my practice and my designs. At home and professionally, I would say I am gung ho with a can-do attitude, girl-with-a-gun, all-round practical person. I find pragmatism cathartic. I am problem-solving by nature. …

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Money, job, marriage: you happy now?

Behavioural scientist Paul Dolan in his new book Happy Ever After: Escaping the Myth of the Perfect Life by Paul Dolan (out 17 January 2019) challenges the ‘success’ indicators of modern myths as narratives and narrative traps: Myth: expectation to be ambitious, wealthy, successful and well educated, married, monogamous and have kids. These are guidelines …