It's clear that a designer's favorite color is BLACK. Our favorite day is FRIDAY. Why not celebrate both!? Our store, The Design Bloc Shop, is hosting our extended Black Friday Sale right now. Celebrate with us. Head there and take a look! #blackfriday #blackfriday2017 #gifts #architectureanddesign #arcitecture #designer
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!
“Reconnect with Traditional Approaches” touts the Prince of Wales. Some have accused him of wanting to return to some Golden Age, but Prince Charles assures that his concern is on the future. He has recently set out Ten Principles for urban master planning that he hopes will combine the best of the old and the new. Prince Charles' 10 Principles for Masterplanning 1. Developments must respect the land. They should not be intrusive; they should be designed to fit within the lan
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