Posts Tagged ‘design’

WE ARE BACK!!!

Posted: February 2, 2017 by Chynnie in #ArchiTalks, Musings
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I cant believe i have been away for sooooooo long. Its exactly a year, a month and 2 days i last did a post here. Wow, thats long, thats like forever, that is 379 days, that is 58 weeks….this is unbelievable. Thanks to my constantly procrastinating being busy. Oh well, i know you missed me, trust me i missed you too. So in December 2015, which was the last time i did a post here, i had about 229 likes on my facebook page, and as at this moment i have 1137 likes. Continue reading

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2015 Design Trends

Posted: December 31, 2015 by Chynniegal in Architecture, Design, Trending Desings
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Its been ages i did a post here. Keeping up with this blog is sincerly difficult, how do you guys who blog do this? Today being the last day of 2015, i decided to write on designs i think trended the most this 2015. We saw a lot of designs trend, some would actually stay and trend more in 2016, some would fade away.

I once wrote about the trellis trending Continue reading

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Welcome to a new week. Hope you had a wonderful weekend and at least rested. Today i am bringing back our usual motivational Monday posts where i post inspiring quotes simply to make our week a little easier and motivate us to work better. I have selected a few quotes for us today from notable architects and designers, hopefully this would be inspiring enough……. Continue reading

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Anyone you ask would tell you that Architects do lots of drawings. Yes this is true but the misconception here is that most people really do think that is all we do – just drawings. This is what i want to clarify in this post. We do a whole lot more than just draw. So what do Architects do? Continue reading

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I attended the Unique Interiors Exhibition which took place last week Wednesday to Friday at the Federal palace hotel, Victoria island, Lagos. This was a very interesting event and the exhibition was the part i really enjoyed the most. I usually enjoy exhibitions as such because its a great avenue to see and know about new materials and ideas in the building industry. More interesting is the amount of discounts you could get from such exhibitions. Yes i love to get them at a cheaper rate, always love to, i’m sure everyone else loves that as well. Continue reading

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Do you ever think of participating in a design competition, be it local or international? Have you ever participated in any competitions? I know of some architects who have participated in design competitions but they are very few or probably i have not come across many architects who have participated in one. How many design competitions do we have in Nigeria? I know we have a lot of international competitions, what about locally? How often are they done? Continue reading

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Welcome back to work. Hope you had a good weekend, mine was stressful, thanks to the Mothers day celebration, t’was fun all the same. Today on Motivational Mondays, i bring you tips to increase your creativity. Without the constant applied heat of input or fuel, our creativity cools and reaction to our work goes from “Wow” to “Mmm, nice”. Those lukewarm compliments sounds soul-crushing. Continue reading

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I am starting a new series which i am calling Trending designs. We all know that everyday, there are new design features/ideas that can inspire our designs. It is good to be in the know of what is trending. I would share a design trend once a week (possibly on Thursdays – “Trending Thursdays”). I am hoping it would be interactive, you like or don’t like, would you use or not, is it lovely or not.

The first design trend i would be sharing with you today is the Continue reading

Bathroom designs

Posted: March 11, 2015 by Chynnie in Architecture, Design, Musings
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My family has this urgent need to move out from where we live presently and i took it upon myself to scout for a new house (of cos as the Architect in the house, who would have done this better). I really thought this was going to be an interesting or easy task but its been quite very frustrating, annoying and difficult. So i recently sat down to analyse all the houses i have been to and considering, and i realize that non of them are good enough. I am not looking for perfect, just something good enough. One i actually did love, a simple 4 bedroom apartment, nice facade, lovely landscape, nice light fittings (lovely chandeliers and wall scones), had a beautiful pendant light in the balcony, lovely POP ceiling designs, but you wont believe this little 4 bedroom apartment Continue reading

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So many people think that its only when you want to embark on a project like a sky scrapper, a very complex building, or a commercial building that you need an Architect. It is generally believed that you need an Architect for large expensive projects,  but when it comes to small projects, you say oh i know exactly what i want, why hire an Architect? In summary people believe you don’t need an Architect when embarking on a small project. This is a big myth. Continue reading