Survival of the Fittest ... In architecture school, my brutally honest Design III Professor would always say to us, "Many are called, but few will survive." As I found out years later, she was right. Out of the 425 students that applied to my school's competitive program, only 40 students were accepted. Out of those 40 fresh-faces from the first day of architecture school, only 18 graduated "on time." 5 years later, only 12 were practicing in the field of architecture. Thanks
Back to School Vibes are Here... To combat some of that back-to-school stress, The DesignBloc is presenting a list of the "Top 7 Backpacks for Designers and Architecture Students" Top 7 Backpacks for Designers and Architecture Students: Below is what made the list. You can click on the pictures for more styles, colors, and even buy right on the spot! Some are linked to Amazon, and I even brought some of our favorites into the DesignBloc Shop because I loved them so much. Ok!
The time has finally come. The DesignBloc Shop is now open! The DesignBloc Shop is still in it's early phase, but it will serve as our hub for people to search and order merchandise that is "For Designers, by Designers." "Our Mission is to help support underprivileged children discover their full potential as future artists and designers. Therefore, 10% of our net profits are directly donated to provide art supplies to underprivileged youth and other charitable organizations
Los Angeles, California; Home to many great things: Celebrities, unique restaurants, Hollywood, The Lakers, Beverly Hills... and to add to the list--Home of director and cinematographer, Tomas Koolhaas. The DesignBloc recently visited Los Angeles and seized the opportunity to catch up with Tomas since our last interview in August 2015. A year has passed, and this time we had the opportunity to dive deeper in Tomas' soon to be released film: REM, a documentary about his father
Finally! Archiculture: A Documentary About Architecture School has just been released. It's been in the making for about 6 years and was originally called: "ArchiTorture" (for rightful reasons). Now it's here to show all of the hardship of architecture school for those that are familiar with it, and those that haven't gone through it, will get a sneak peak of what it's all about. Enjoy! #architecture #architectureanddesign #art #designer #design #environment #experiment #furn
Welcome to 2015! Here's a little motivation to help make this year even better than last year. Read, share, be inspired! 1. Draw More. A drawing a day keeps the doctor away. Studies have shown that drawing is a form of active meditation---which can help lower blood pressure, anxiety, and stress! So grab a pen or pencil the next time you're talking on the phone or you have time to kill a little. You'll be doing more good than you think! 2. Be Patient Things don't just happen o
Bureau Architecture Mediterranee unveiled the design for the new Parliament of Algeria which houses the People's National Assembly The National Council, The Chamber, and a residence for legislators. The design is organized around a central plaza as a symbolic gathering place for the people that give the republic its authority. Placed with a backdrop of the historic city, the design is meant as a joiner of the old and new. The National Council and The Chamber buildings are var
PLAY: The Documentary play (plā/) verb : engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose. All work and no play, is just no fun! People from all over the world are working themselves too hard, and leaving no time to enjoy the little moments in life. However, our friends at The Urban Conga are making a difference to change that. The Urban Conga, is a non-profit community that activates social interaction through the act of "PLAY." Thei