I am staying in Chicago for most of summer to take some classes and work on all the projects that have been piling up on my To Do list.
I will will primarily be designing and building furniture, but other projects will likely include (in no particular order):
painted and printed clothing and shoes
toys (gliders, kites, catapults)
longboards and skate gear
Muir Skate sticker contest
photography as always
And lots more.
My Blog [link] is back online and being updated often, albeit erratically. Check it out for progress on above projects and detailed descriptions and documentation of some of my studio projects from last semester. My shade installation, (pictures here, more info soon on blog) is now up and on long-term display at the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois. I will be updating soon with a gallery of mine and the other projects on-site at Farnsworth.
You know you're an archie when...
You take off your shoe expecting a pebble to fall out, but instead you find a drill bit
You have paint, wood glue, or both somewhere on all your formal clothing
You leave drawing class after sketching a model with charcoal and you look like a coal miner
You think 4 hours of sleep per night is luxurious
Your friend passes out after having one too many. You pass out after having one all-nighter too many.
It's easier to give people your studio's address than your own
Your friends hear model and think Megan Fox. You hear model and think basswood
You have nearly killed a total stranger for almost touching your model.
You have nearly killed your best friend for almost touching your model.
Your favorite things on earth are studying architecture, coffee, and complaining about studying architecture
You have the picture of Ray and Eero as the background on your phone
Frank Gehry Jokes are your That's what she said jokes
Mies jokes are your Chuck Norris jokes
Your friend secretly opens your diary to read your darkest secrets. They find neatly drafted floorplans.
Your friend opens a folder labeled porn on your laptop, only to find pictures of furniture and stairs.
At the very and of Inception, your first thought is I swear that snow fortress looked exactly like the Geisel Library...
When you actually sleep, you keep working on your project in your dreams
You can walk home from studio in 10 degree Chicago weather in a T-shirt, because your nervous system is too sleep deprived to register the cold
You cut your finger open, and the first thing you do is make sure you didn't get blood on your project
You wrap some paper towels and drafting tape around said cut to stop the bleeding, and then keep working
Stitches are not conducive to critique deadlines
You're on a first-name basis with the guy who works the 4am shift at 7-11
You and your peers will argue for 15 minutes about where to place a table in an empty room
You know who Corbu is
You know who F-L-Dubs is
Matthew, John and Luke have nothing on Balmand, McHarg, and Fuller
You know Thomas Jefferson as he designer of Monticello and University of Virginia
You know Ben Franklin as the planner of Philadelphia
You're as excited about the new Calatrava building as your Apple fanboy friend is about the new iPhone
What happens in Dubai, stays in Dubai
You practice saying Do you need an architect for this project? in Cantonese and Mandarin