KBB - November/December 2012 - (Page 24)

WEB SAVVY Bob Borson Life of an Architect, Bernbaum Magadini Architects thinking I don’t get caught up with “stars,” I was pretty excited. I think it’s successful because I try to make the site personal and use a lot of humor to convey my personality through the articles I write. One day the topic might be “Top 10 Modern Kitchen Design Trends” and the next might be “How to Spot a Hippie.” I also try to make the practice of architecture as transparent as possible, so I share design ideas and construction details and use a lot of photos to explain what exactly is going on. What do you do on Twitter and Facebook? I check in on both a handful of times throughout the day when I have a few minutes, mostly to post links to articles I’ve written, keep up with what industry leaders are talking about and follow links to news stories that otherwise I probably wouldn’t nd on my own. How often do you update on both? I probably send out between 10 and 20 tweets a day, far less on Facebook—the style of interaction is different. Facebook doesn’t seem to mind that the exchange isn’t immediate and rapid- re, while Twitter is almost like having a real-time conversation. Both have their places and, as a result, their strengths and weaknesses. What are three favorite blogs or websites you read for kicks? I like to read other architectural blogs when I nd the time but there aren’t many architects out there who blog regularly. One that does maintain a publishing schedule that I check in with every time they write something new is Build’s blog, http://blog.buildllc. com. I know the guys there, and we share a lot of similar interests. Where are you geographically? I am located in Dallas, TX—the Lone Star State. What kind of phone do you have? I have an iPhone. It is simply easier since I have so many other Apple products in my life. As a designer, it is easy to appreciate the effort that goes into designing the appearance of the package as well as the performance of the product and how the two are interrelated. Where are you professionally? I am a licensed architect who specializes in residential projects. This means that a high priority is placed on my ability to listen to what people are saying and interpret that into what they are really asking for. Sometimes, nding a balance between what he wants and what she wants means there is a bit of marriage counseling that goes along with the territory. What do you use your phone for? I use it for everything I can... except texting. I hate texting. The only thing worse than texting is when someone is talking on the phone in the toilet room, which is exactly the time they should be texting. What is your Twitter handle? I am on Twitter less and less these days, but when I am on there, I can be tracked down @bobborson. What work-related apps have you downloaded? I do a lot of photo editing on my phone and my favorite app by far is SnapSeed. Are you on Facebook? Of course! I have a fan page, https://www.facebook.com/lifeofanarchitect, that supports the blog I started writing a few years ago. Whom do you follow on Twitter? I follow anyone who is in the business that follows me, but to keep things manageable, I group people into lists by interests or by how well I know them. After a while, Twitter can become too much background noise, so I had to nd a way to keep an eye on the parts I found most useful to me. Do you have an iPad? Yes, but between my wife and daughter, I rarely get to use it. When I do, I tend to watch videos and look at pictures. A kitchen from Borson’s portfolio How much time during a week do you spend on social media? More time than I really have. In the end, I think I have sacri ced sleep to try and keep up. Probably around ve hours total, including the weekends. Do you have a blog and what kinds of topics do you blog about? I do have a blog. In fact, it’s probably the reason why anybody might know me. I started writing www.LifeofanArchitect.com in early 2010, and it has grown into one of the most traf cked architectural blogs in the world—something I still nd amazing. The topics I cover are all over the place, but I generally try to relate them in some way back to design and architecture. Is this problematic? Not yet, but if my life gets any busier, I will probably have to gure something out. ■ —Alice Liao For the complete interview, go to www.kbbonline.com/Borson. Is there someone you wish would follow you? Honestly, I never really thought about it. Following me on Twitter vs. actually communicating with me on Twitter would be a different experience for someone. I have received a few tweets from some people of note, and despite 24 + K BB November/December 2012 / www.kbbonline.com / The Of cial Sponsor of KBIS www.kbis.com http://blog.buildllc.com http://blog.buildllc.com https://www.facebook.com/lifeofanarchitect https://www.facebook.com/lifeofanarchitect http://www.LifeofanArchitect.com http://www.kbbonline.com/Borson http://www.kbbonline.com http://www.kbis.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - November/December 2012

KBB - November/December 2012
Contents
Online Contents
Editorial
Show Director’s Note
KBIS Special Section
Web Savvy
Trends
2012 K+BB Product Innovator Awards
Products
Design
Opinion
Ad Index
Favorites

KBB - November/December 2012

https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/kbb/202301v2
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/kbb/202301
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/kbb/202211
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/kbb/202209
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/kbb/202207
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/kbb/202205
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/kbb/202203
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/kbb/202201
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/kbb/202201_v2
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/kbb/202111
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/kbb/202110
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/kbb/202109
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/kbb/202107
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/kbb/202105
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/kbb/202104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/202102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/202102_v2
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/202101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20201112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/202010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/202009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20200708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20200506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/202004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20200203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/202001
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20191112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20190708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20190506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20190203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20180910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20180708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20180506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201804
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20180203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201801
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201711
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20170708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20170506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201704
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20170203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201701
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20161112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20160708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20160506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201604
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20160203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201601
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20151112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20150708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20150506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201504
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20150203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201501
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20141112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/20140506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201404
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201403
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kbb/201402
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201401
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_20131112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201310
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_20130506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201303
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_20130102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_20121112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201209
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_20120506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201204
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_20120102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_20110506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_20110102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201006
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_201003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_20100102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_20091112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_200909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_200910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_200908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_20090607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_200905
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_200904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_200903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_200902
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_200901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_200812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_200811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_200810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_200809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/kbb_200808
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com