burning love & zero kindling

I was a kindling zealot in my first old house, religiously stoking the fireplace and the stove in the sunroom....

November 13, 2016 By Greg
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those wascal sketches & your hunt for whoa's

When I heard it, I liked it very much. Partly because the words blessed our design work, assuring...

October 24, 2016 By Greg
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funky window wells: a perfect cover?

I would like to meet the guy who put air-conditioning in my house. Maybe he could help me understand...

August 22, 2016 By Greg
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when can clients fly their kitchen?

In  a perfect world, customers would be able to fly 3D design schematics on their personal devices,...

July 22, 2016 By Greg
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talking about housing

Builders and architects often have a love-hate relationship. They hate that their bond requires harder...

December 11, 2015 By Greg
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does eames inform your process?

I was in a bath showroom recently and ran into a product display that demanded my attention. A huge...

December 11, 2015 By Greg
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meet this residential architect

Scott Botel-Barnard and I have similar backgrounds. He and I were staff architects together in two different...

October 27, 2015 By Greg
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two dynamic american symbols

The meaning of public icons is quicksilver. Although designers make objects with intended symbolism,...

October 2, 2015 By Greg
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make room for magic glass

While we might debate the recipe, you and I know when we have tasted greatness. I recently toured...

March 11, 2015 By Greg
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meet curtis holloway

I met Curtis the first night I volunteered at Doreen's Place. My friends at the gym had talked about...

February 22, 2015 By Greg
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pre-housing: a safe place

I have opted to live "urban" in PDX and thus encounters with the homeless phenomenon is part of every...

February 21, 2015 By Greg
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lucifer is in the lighting

If  God is in the details, then Lucifer is in the lighting. The importance of light in achieving...

December 24, 2014 By Greg
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damn the hassle factor!

When you decide to do major surgery on your home, the Hassle Factor will become one of the design...

November 29, 2014 By Greg
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sexy solar again

Okay, so I am back on the bus again. That is, I am intent on finding the sweet spot in sustainable...

September 23, 2014 By Greg
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other peoples money

Every builder I know has a horror story about designers visualizing things that property owners cannot...

September 23, 2014 By Greg
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choosing to improve?

Welcome to DesignDeliverables where the focus is on continuous improvement. Here we will help you learn...

September 23, 2014 By Greg

have a need to know?

DesignDeliverables is listening to designers, builders, artists, and craftspeople. Each month our Editorial...

September 23, 2014 By Greg

nuggets to keep!

We are in the process of populating our Shop with things we find useful and fun. Many of these are digital...

September 23, 2014 By Greg


help for your project?

If you have a design project in mind, we can help. Visit our Services page for a complete listing...

September 23, 2014 By Greg
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directing talking heads

Some years ago I was talking with a real estate developer about his experience on TV. He was interviewed...

September 11, 2014 By Greg
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