PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

Designers Give Us a Peek Inside Their Moleskine Notebooks—and Reveal Their Latest Projects

Not your average doodles.

Many designers’ grandest ideas and projects are first formulated in their sketchbooks—and, being the intrepid reporters that we are (read: nosy), we wanted to check in with our List members to see what they are currently cooking up, design-wise. If you take a peak inside designers’ Moleskines, below, you’ll soon find these sketches are anything but your average doodle—making them all the more intriguing.

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 Verdi Design

“Installation and production sketches.” —Tomas Andres Vera

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Schiller Projects

“Our process entails looking simultaneously at project elements in broad strokes, as well as in minute detail. From conceptual generation, to sun studies, to material selection, to detail development, each serves as a piece in solving the problem of a given design challenge. This stair study for a Carriage House renovation and addition in Brooklyn illustrates our focus on rigorous and meticulous analysis.” —Aaron Schiller

 

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Cadena + Asociados Concept Design

“Ideas in progress . . . ” —Ignacio Cadena

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David Trubridge Design

“I am for messy vitality over obvious unity.” —Robert Venturi

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Dan Brunn Architecture

“Integration between nature and building is a key design ethos for Dan Brunn Architecture. Typically, a suburban house sits on the site more like a wall or barrier between the street and the backyard. At Bridge House, I literally turned the house ninety degrees in plan, thus elongating it, to have a continual connection throughout the interior voyage. At any given point, you have a visual and literal connection to nature.” —Dan Brunn

 

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