Thoughts on House Design (and Anything Creative)

Miscellaneous
Tim Bjella

Solution: Light Switch Logic Puzzle

Solution to the light switch puzzle: Flip the first switch and leave it on for a minute, then switch it off. Ignore the second switch. Flip the third switch and leave it on. Hoof your way, painfully gasping, up the

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Bathrooms & Bedrooms
Tim Bjella

Bathing in Water and Light – A Contemporary Bathroom

This contemporary bathroom illustrates a guiding principal behind much of my work: windows should be more than mere holes punched through walls with a bit of glass thrown in to keep the bugs out. Windows make great walls of their own, transparently filling the space between solid

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Family Stuff
Tim Bjella

Dadssert

What does mom’s night out mean? For me and Beck, it means Dadssert – anything dad can scrounge from the pantry that includes sugar or sugar-like substances. The only things not allowed are those mom wants us to eat. The best

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Miscellaneous
Tim Bjella

I Switch Which Switch?

Here’s a logic puzzle for your amusement: You live on the top floor of a highrise. On your desk sits a lamp which is currently off. The lamp has no integral switch. Instead, it is conveniently controlled by a switch in the sub-basement (the architect of

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Houses
Tim Bjella

It’s the Little Things

Cross-country flight today, seated next to a young girl, 6 1/2 years old (not 6 or 6 1/4, but 6 1/2. Very important) and her mom. She didn’t have anything to do, so I gave her my sketchbook to color in

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Writing and Poetry
Tim Bjella

Lego My Haiku!

Beck, my nine year old son, liked my first attempt at writing Haiku and wanted to write some together. I suggested we eat candy and play video games instead, but he forced me to sit on the floor and write with

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Cool Details
Tim Bjella

Take the easy route… Naw.

What do you do if your ceiling is high but you want your lights to hang low? Get longer cords, obviously. Unless the word “simple” isn’t in your vocabulary, that is. In which case, you call your friendly local metal fabricator. After

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