Thoughts on House Design (and Anything Creative)

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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Family Stuff
Tim Bjella

Unstoppable Energy is just that… Unstoppable.

Woo Hoo! They did it! Team Unstoppable Energy stepped up their game last weekend and advanced to the state level of the Lego robotics world competition on February 24th. The competition is getting much, much tougher. These three fifth-graders are

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Art & Craft
Tim Bjella

2017 Christmas Ornament Wrap-up

I got off to a late start making snowman ornaments for Robyn this year.  With less than a week until Christmas, I made my move (which amounted to scratching my belly, drinking some holiday margaritas, and catching up on my

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