Thoughts on House Design (and Anything Creative)

Kitchens
Tim Bjella

A Lively, Modern Orange Kitchen

There’s nothing like waking up to a fresh, lively kitchen. We demolished the interior of an old rambler to give it a modern, new look. A wavy, serpentine orange wall tips and turns and winds its way throughout the home,

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Sketches
Tim Bjella

Looked Everywhere. No Hunchback.

Need a reason to go to Paris? Here’s one. Notre Dame Cathedral.Never seen a humpback? This is the place to spot one, if you can believe the old movies (sorry, back to sensitivity training for me). Robyn and I revel

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Writing and Poetry
Tim Bjella

My Morning Haiku (sort of) – Springtime

Gazing out the window, my thoughts drift to springtime. Springtime? I do not think that means what I think it means. It’s mid-April and the snow just. keeps. falling – 20 inches, with more on the way. I guess I’ll

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Kitchens
Tim Bjella

Another One Bites the Dust

Oddly enough, I can actually picture this kitchen screaming, “I’m too young to die!” No, the thought doesn’t keep me up at night, but Robyn tells me I’ve been sort of weepy-eyed lately. We architects tend to think long term.

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Houses
Tim Bjella

You Have to Start Somewhere

So, where do I start the process of designing a home? Often with a sketch. Just as often, it ends with a house that bears no resemblance to that sketch. But not always… We will just have to wait and

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Art & Craft
Tim Bjella

Playing with a 3d Printer

Back in 2014 I dabbled in a new medium, 3d printing. I suppose I should have printed something architectural… instead I created two snowmen ornament prototypes (probably need to mix it up a bit or I’ll forever be known as

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