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by aaron
February 20th, 2006, 4:38 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Is birch wood a good choice for making wooden utensils?
Replies: 5
Views: 1610

wood utensil

You can use oak (red, white and others), cherry, walnut, gringe, apple, maghogany, chechen, maple (burled, birds-eye, tiger and quilted), zebrawood, alder, boxwood and others. I think that Olivewood looks great. i believe that is what Sonoma uses for their spoons. (I used birch for a vase once, fins...
by aaron
February 17th, 2006, 12:31 pm
Forum: business practices
Topic: Outsourcing tasks
Replies: 10
Views: 6022

outsourcing

Mark, this may no longer be the case but for a time there were several firms outsourcing certain portions of their services. Or maybe collaborating is a better word. The one I am most familiar with is JDK in Vermont and there connection with a firm in India which they helped set-up. We are currenly ...
by aaron
February 16th, 2006, 10:41 pm
Forum: DESIGN ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
Topic: IDSA Merit awards
Replies: 10
Views: 6248

important

I usually spend a little more time reviewing the work of the merit winners but it is not among the most important elements I look for.
by aaron
February 15th, 2006, 11:27 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Michael Young's amazing PXR 5 watch
Replies: 32
Views: 7329

yes

Some of his stuff really is pretty well detailed. I have not seen the watch but it looks sub-par.

http://www.designmuseum.org/design/index.php?id=81
by aaron
February 15th, 2006, 7:30 pm
Forum: business practices
Topic: EVO Designs article on "Design by Committee"
Replies: 25
Views: 14291

spice

I do not think that anyone involved in this process advocated design that should detach from the consumer or brand message. At least not according to the article. On the previous post I think the word spicy refers to the interaction/play and corresponding aesthetic not being as innovative as Baby Ei...
by aaron
February 15th, 2006, 5:15 pm
Forum: business practices
Topic: EVO Designs article on "Design by Committee"
Replies: 25
Views: 14291

discussion

I did not write the article but I believe this is the kind of conversation that it was intended to instigate. All of the comments thus far are enjoyable to think about and interesting to me. Many are far more illuminating/ intriguing than the typical design conversations. As mentioned, the team mana...