I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
— Philip Johnson
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

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“A color scheme can come from anywhere. Forget fanning trough hundreds of color chips on a paint wand, wondering „Do I like this or that?“ It is confusing and much too analytical. Instead, look at the ocean or a grove of trees. I have started with a chip of cerulean blue paint from the hallway of the Quisisana hotel in Capri, a fragment of silk from Thailand, a scrap of paper found on a street in NY. It will always be something that sets off a strong emotional reaction, something that pulls me in. Absorb everything in your environment. Put yourself in places that open up your senses. Creativity comes from a place deep inside you. Follow your instincts, and you will find what you need.”

Vicente Wolf, “Learning to See”

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To be an architect means to understand space, to understand space organized by man, to decipher the spontaneous movements and behavior of people, and to detect the needs of change that they might unconsciously express.- Ricardo Bofill

rvlvr:

To be an architect means to understand space, to understand space organized by man, to decipher the spontaneous movements and behavior of people, and to detect the needs of change that they might unconsciously express.

- Ricardo Bofill

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just a thought

Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful. (I think the quote is from book 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick)I would like to believe that we can apply it not only in design.

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In the house of lovers, the walls are made of songs, the floor dances and the music never stops.

“No lar dos amantes, as paredes são feitas de melodia, o chão dança, e a música nunca para de tocar.”

Jalaluddin Rumi, poeta Sufi (1207 – 1273)

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Taste is an evolution and refinement of the one’s personal likes and dislikes. This evolution takes place with a constant curiosity and interest in everything. The editing consequently refines the choices and defines taste.
— Norma Kamali
I believe in doing the thing you feel is right.
If it looks right, it is right.
— Dorothy Draper
I’ve said it before and will say it again when you live with beautiful things that stimulate your mind your enjoy life just a little bit more in my book. Those things don’t have to be expensive – my pad is a prime example of that as it’s a whole hodge podge of playful chic creations that make me feel deeply rooted to the place. There is no where else on earth I would rather be.
— Abigail Ahern, Atelier
Comfort is perhaps the ultimate luxury.
— Billy Baldwin
My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.
— Luis Barragan
The home should be the treasure chest of living.
— Le Corbusier