Internal Resource Library

Internal Resource Library

Staff

Andrew Neyer

Director of Stuff
1. Carve a clear path for the Studio to follow.
2. Design Products & Processes.
3. Empower every employee to live brighter.

Bill Watters

Director of Innovations
1. Set and communicate The Standards for all production processes.
2. Create jigs and tools to eliminate waste.
3. Assist production.

Gordon Dawson

Supervisor of Stuff
1. Generate Quotes & Invoices.
2. Serve customers.
3. Follow ups.

Sam Goetz

Process Engineer
1. Optimize production of CL, SDL, YL.
2. Fabrication analysis.
3. Studio improvements.

Brennen Waldron

Process Engineer
1. Optimize production of Mobile, Astro & Olympic Collections.
2. Customer Experience.
3. Studio improvements.

Sheila Aven

Coordinator of Stuff
1. Process and schedule orders.
2. Perform customer experience and standards audits.
3. Studio health.

Jack Grant

Process Engineer
1. Optimize production of PL, PPL, LL.
2. Fabrication analysis.
3. I.R.L. development.

Cory Pavlinac

Process Engineer
1. Optimize fulfillment of orders.
2. Production preparation.
3. Inventory cataloging.

 

Field Day

6.14.19 – No.3 Plano, IL

5.20.19 – No.2 New York

4.19.19 – No.1 Matthew Metzger

 
 

Motto

We design simple and timeless Stuff, so you can live brighter.

Take Out The Garbage


大野耐一と七ムダ

Ohno he di’int.

Credited as the “father” of the Toyota Production System, Taiichi Ohno originally identified seven forms of muda (無駄, meaning “futility; uselessness; wastefulness).

Waste Not

1. Waiting
2. Overproduction
3. Over Processing
4. Transport
5. Unnecessary Motion
6. Inventory
7. Defects

Read more about Toyota Production System

Good Values


Good Stüff

Lagom (pronounced [lɑːɡɔm]) is a Swedish word meaning “just the right amount”.

The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as “enough, sufficient, adequate, just right”. Lagom is also widely translated as “in moderation”, “in balance”, “perfect-simple”, and “suitable”. (Wikipedia)

Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living

Good Reads

The Creative Career Path / Andy J. Pizza
This is Marketing / Seth Godin
Celebration of Discipline / Richard J. Foster
IKEA: Democratic Design / IKEA
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up / Marie Kondō

Creative Pep Talk

Dr. Pizza delivers fresh pep every week via his incredible podcast.


How Customers Think

Donald Miller / Story Brand
– No.1 – Confused Customers?
– No.2 – A Clearer Message
– No.3 – A Better Website

Are You Average?

Click here to determine if you are average or a linchpin.

*Hint: Linchpin = charm + talent + perseverance

Good Tunes

Lil’ Groovez
Noice Noises
Shop Rock
Zooty Tooty Zam Dat Booty
Eight He’s

Mondo Inspo | Monday Inspā

Staff Inspiration Archive:

5.13.19 – Work Benches
– Ingenious Mechanicks
– Workbenches

5.6.19 – Toyota Production System
– Kaizen (改善)
– Muda (無駄)

4.29.19 – Tape Op
– Website

4.22.19 – ‘A Bit More’ Toaster
– The Atlantic
– Buy on Amazon

4.15.19 – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
– Buy on Amazon

4.8.19 – IKEA: Democratic Design
– Buy

4.1.19 – Sashiko Stitching
– Wikipedia

3.25.19 – Anna’s Gourmet Popcorn
– Lebanon, OH

3.18.19 – Jarrod Dahl 
– Issue No. 4 | Mortise & Tenon
– Artist Website

Now Brewing

AM: Staff Blend, ● WholeFoods Refill
PM: Green Tea, ● Earl Grey

Public Ratio

Tired of all the noise?
Looking to dial in your life better?

You need to listen to MPR.

Save these three presets and you will develop more lasting relationships…[Read more]

Materials & Supplies

Wood
Ceramics
Fibers
Metal
Finishes
Copper Patina

Local Fabricators

– ohūsa
– Metal Technologies Systems, Inc.
– Defferen Machine
– D&E Machine
– RACO CUTTING