Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Extraordinary Ordinary - Stacks of Books, Doha…


We've recently moved to a new apartment here in Doha, and one of the ongoing tasks is to re-stack our bookshelves, something I find surprisingly engaging, even quasi-theraupeutic… Books, like old acquaintances, are always nice to re-visit. This time I also had some assistance from a book-worm/ bibliophile of a more feline persuasion… 

Good times… 



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Small Bizarres No. 78 - Testing the Ostrich Pillow Light, Doha…

Me being Ostrich'ized...
 A few images of MFA Faculty testing the Ostrich-Pillow Light, designed by Kawamura-Gansjavian/ Studio Banana

The featured pillows were a gift from Ali Ganjavian, the MFA Department's recent 'Designer in Residence'… 


Richard Ostrich'tating...

Porbprapha Ostrich'ologizing...

Paolo Ostrich'ing...

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Q-Pop Exhibition at Design Days Dubai, March 17 - 21, 2014…


Next week, a few colleagues, Graduate Program alumni, and I, will be exhibiting at the Design Days Dubai, which takes place between March 17 - 21, 2014. 

Our stand/ exhibit is called 'Q-Pop' (a contextualized rendition of 'K-Pop' or 'J-Pop', terms representing very particularized genres of Korean and Japanese popular culture). Along with providing a contextualized take of design work conceived and mainly realized in Qatar, the logo above also represents the potpourri of work we plan to exhibit (the logo was designed by Jordan Gushwa)… … 

Good times…

The Extraordinary Ordinary - Merging Train-tracks, Madrid...


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Small Bizarres No. 75 - Magazine Cover, Kuwait...


A detail from a magazine cover found on a Kuwaiti newsstand, where this particular censorship technique probably brings more attention to the area in question than just letting it be... 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Architects Independent Website is Live...



Our new website, Architects Independent, is in the ether... You can inspect the results by clicking here... 

Our London based sister company, Independent Architects, can be accessed by clicking here...