Monthly archives: April, 2015

Floating Bench Work

For the East 38th Street layout I want a cleaner, sleeker design when it comes to bench work.  Traditional shelf brackets work fine but they’ve always struck me as a little clunky, especially when the layout is in a living area or den.  The one thing we have going for us is that our models…


Content Transfer Update

I now have all of the relevant blogs from 2009, 2010, and 2011 transferred over to the new site.  With the old Front Page platform, all of the blogs for a given year were on what amounted to one page which was not very user friendly.  The advantage of the Word Press platform is that…


The 80/20 Rule

I can’t remember if it was Al Gore, Mark Cuban, or Leonardo  Da Vinci that “invented” the 80/20 rule.  Either way, it is one of the more universally applicable concepts to roll out of a R&D department in years.  It even applies to our leisure time pursuit.  At least eighty per cent of the visual…


How Much is a Good Idea Worth?

How much would you pay for an idea that made a dramatic improvement in the appearance of your layout?  Five dollars?  Twenty? Forty?  The latter number, forty, corresponds to the ballpark subscription cost of a hobby magazine.  I hear it all the time, “I stopped subscribing to magazine X” because: it wasn’t inspirational, it didn’t…