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by iab
January 22nd, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Outerwear / Footwear Workshops
Replies: 8
Views: 944

Re: Outerwear / Footwear Workshops

One of our cut & sew shops is about a 45-minute drive. I typically require the technical R&D folks to send time there every year. The collaboration between us and them is invaluable to both.
by iab
January 22nd, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Engineering and other costs in a project
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: Engineering and other costs in a project

btw, I do applaud your desire to serve the client well. Don't stop, it is a component of a great company, but so is knowing your limitations.
by iab
January 21st, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Engineering and other costs in a project
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: Engineering and other costs in a project

Unless you have partnered with an engineering firm, it would be entirely out of turn for you to quote engineering costs, or any other costs not provided by your firm. You certainly can give your clients a heads up that additional work will need to be done to get the product made, but you are not res...
by iab
January 17th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Thesis project survey
Replies: 4
Views: 2008

Re: Thesis project survey

I don't know if the survey has changed from when I took it to when the folks above me took it, but I really don't see any issues with the survey itself. Different surveys serve different purposes. An exploratory survey is entirely different from from a confirmatory survey. Seems to me the survey I t...
by iab
January 10th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase
Replies: 755
Views: 281206

Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

Allbirds. It seems I'm into the midtops lately.

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by iab
January 3rd, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Tent Prototype
Replies: 7
Views: 4886

Re: Tent Prototype

While it could drive up the cost of your prototypes, I'd use your intended end material, which I would guess is a urethane-coated ripstop nylon. The reason being is all materials sew and stretch differently and you need to learn a lot about those characteristics earlier rather than later. How your c...
by iab
December 16th, 2018, 11:10 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: The Concept of Enough
Replies: 13
Views: 6598

Re: The Concept of Enough

Haven't been ready for the last 10,000 years. At this rate, it will be long too late.

:(
by iab
December 16th, 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: The Concept of Enough
Replies: 13
Views: 6598

Re: The Concept of Enough

Jesus
Buddha
Gandhi
Mother Teresa
The Dalai Lama himself

No one listens. :(
by iab
December 3rd, 2018, 7:22 am
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Payless Shoes Marketing Stunt
Replies: 11
Views: 5360

Re: Payless Shoes Marketing Stunt

Rodrigo, you missed the point. There is no such thing overpriced, or underpriced, there is only price. And what the consumer will spend is entirely determined by the consumer. A $50 watch keeps the same time as a $5000 watch and can look exactly the same. Yet the $50 is considered a fake, ripoff. So...
by iab
November 30th, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Payless Shoes Marketing Stunt
Replies: 11
Views: 5360

Re: Payless Shoes Marketing Stunt

Rodrigo wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 4:39 am
But I doubt that the ones who payed the overpriced goods will pay its real price.
Please define overpriced. And while you are at it, please define the difference between Payless and any luxury brand.
by iab
November 15th, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Longest continuously manufactured products
Replies: 24
Views: 20296

Re: Longest continuously manufactured products

All great stuff. Makes me want to go out and pick up a few of these things.
by iab
November 14th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Longest continuously manufactured products
Replies: 24
Views: 20296

Re: Longest continuously manufactured products

Oldest electro-mechanical. Impressive.
by iab
November 14th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Longest continuously manufactured products
Replies: 24
Views: 20296

Re: Longest continuously manufactured products

The teapot is awesome.

Games in general have probably gone unchanged over the years. I wouldn't consider the VR continuous productions, but the Viewmaster Classic certainly does qualify.
by iab
November 14th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Longest continuously manufactured products
Replies: 24
Views: 20296

Re: Longest continuously manufactured products

Cool stuff!

On a side note, Columbus, the company that currently supplies the tubing used in the Supercorsa started in 1919 producing steel tubing for Bauhaus furniture, small world.
by iab
November 14th, 2018, 8:07 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Longest continuously manufactured products
Replies: 24
Views: 20296

Longest continuously manufactured products

Just came up in a recent discussion. Other than food and spirits, some German breweries have been around for over a 1000 years, what products have been around the block? My contribution the Cinelli Supercorsa. In continuous production for 70 years with changes pretty much only in stock colors. What ...