Calamityware Mugs: Things Could Be Worse (Set of 4). I just inherited a large set of BW dishware from my father's estate, and, while keeping them in the family is a bittersweet concept, adding these to the collection definitely helps me think my dad would appreciate the quirkyness I'm adding to his collection!
By Matthew Frederick These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation—from the basics of "How to Draw a Line" to the complexities of color theory—provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy, making concrete what too often is left nebulous or open-ended in the architecture curriculum. Each lesson utilizes a 2 page format, with a brief explanation and an illustration ranging from diagrammatic to whimsical.This is a book that students of architecture and design will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and abstruse in the classroom. Written by an architect and instructor who remembers well the fog of his own student days, 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School provides valuable guideposts for navigating the design studio and other classes in the architecture curriculum. Architecture graduates—from young designers to experienced practitioners—will turn to the book as well, for inspiration and a guide back to basics when solving a complex design problem. Matthew Frederick is an architect and urban designer in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities, including Boston Architectural College and Wentworth Institute of Technology. - Hardboard cover - 128 pages, 7 x 5 x 3/4 inches - 101 illustrations - 2007