• Posted on January 28, 2011

Load up the Caravan – Our Souls are Restless

Ballard’s been fun, but it is time to bid it adieu. The design winds have started to blow, and they are blowing us East. Not far, but far enough: Wallingford. (At least we think it’s Wallingford – maybe a Wallingford with a touch of Fremont.) But no matter. East. But before we get into that, [...]

  • Posted on January 17, 2011

They’re Not Going to Make it Easy

One of the big elements of wanting to do something new was to stop the flow of daily mail, much of it being bills. I hate the paperwork side of the business – so much so, I hate invoicing my own clients even though it means money for the firm. I’d be much happier in [...]

  • Posted on January 10, 2011

Side Effects May Vary

No longer having a conference room is having unintended consequences. I feel awkward having to meet at our host’s office, and it’s not something I intend to start. It is Hovie’s place of business, and I’m just borrowing a slice of it. (I’d borrow more to wash down that slice, but he still doesn’t have [...]

  • Posted on January 05, 2011

The Godfather of Ballard

Meet Hovie Hawk – Owner of Design Hovie Studios (www.hovie.com). He’s worked overseas, only to return back to Ballard to do design on his home turf. I’ve never met a designer more integrated into his community. Although I suspect it’s because he’s afraid to cross the bridge, he’s done everything you’re supposed to do to [...]