We had the good fortune of connecting with Robin Anezin and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Robin, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
As a creative person, as an Architect and an Artist, there is no real boundaries between work and life. What I do and create is part of my life and my life is constantly nourished by what I do and create. I guess that is also what happens when you love what you do. Work become an essential part of your daily life balance. It is a need. I never really feel any change of that balance in my life as I have always been very fortunate to enjoy almost everything I’m doing and creating…

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As I always say, happiness is an active and creative process, art is a part of it. So why do I create? Designing is not only the answer to be the aesthetic aspect of a project, but it is also a duality between freedom and focus, space and containment, usage and comfort. I create to communicate ideas, innovate concepts, developed projects to make them real through the design process with education and practice. I mainly do painting on canvas and papers. Still, I like to innovate by working in partnership with other creative teams. We enrich each other through the process and we all grow in the same time.
I will add, stop taking pictures, videos and selfies of everything, instead experiment life, create memories and feelings. We don’t need to share everything we do, eat, drink or everywhere we travel to show who we are… Don’t forget to live and enjoy life above all before it will become too late…

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
In Miami, we will start to introduce Hector the squirrel and give him a few nuts while drinking a coffee in Wynwood. That will give us the opportunity to see all the walls painted by various artists. Later we will wave at Matt the coq on our way to the PAMM design by Herzog & De Meuron. Non the less the exhibits are always surprising but also the architecture of the museum is fantastic.
Then we will meet Flipper the dolphin for a sunset drink at the Standard by the bay. The ambiance is always relaxing and refreshing…
For diner we will thanks Mo the golden Mammoth of the Faena hotel at the restaurant Pao. It is probably the best restaurant in town.
As for the final, we will dance with Moggy the alligator on the beach sand of the Joia beach club. A cool place to end a nice day…

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My father was an artist. He always tried to share with me his passion for Art and Culture. When he passed away over two decades ago, I started to paint as well. At first, it was giving me the ability to stay connected to him in some ways. Now, it feels like he passed on his Artistic and Cultural heritage. Obviously my mother… Why? Because she told me to write so… hihihihi
Everything that I have experimented and everyone that I have met in my life is part of my success. Not only because they all made me grow but also because we always learn from each other. This is what make us really rich…
As a conclusion I thanks life and everyone I had the pleasure to meet…

Website: https://www.robinwoodarts.com

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