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Taken from a really, really exceptional article about Coudal, if this line doesn't make you want to walk away from everything and spend all of your time making cool things, then nothing will.

"Well, do we wanna build up this whole thing again and go chase business that we don't want and get into pitches and win or not win business based on the whims of people who are stupider than we are? Or is there another way?"


This statement summarizes the way I hope to practice architecture one day, and it's the way that I think every architect should practice.

Unqualified blanket statement: All exceptional architects should also be developers. If we know cities and design and love them both well, then shouldn't we be the most fecund builders in the world? Yes, we should. I plan to write about this more at length soon. Stay tuned.

Via Joshua Blankenship.

Don’t Be Busy All the Time

This is something that I've dealt with since I left my nine-to-five. When you work at home, you're never at home because you're always at work. When my wife comes home, we eat and watch movies and do whatever we do, but we're never much more than ten feet from the desk where I spend the rest of my time working (in our 600 square foot paradise). And something I've found over the last few years is that many things worth doing well take a long time to do. The longer they take, the more time you spend not being finished. Not being finished is often at the heart of my perpetual, semi-frantic busyness, and it haunts me when I should be relaxing or looking at her or sleeping.

I'd never heard of Bobulate until now. Thanks to Joshua Blankenship who's always saying compelling and offensively true things about doing good work, the web, and consciously cultivating a positive work culture.

Bobulate via @Blankenship.