Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Busy, busy...

It has been a very busy week. It really seems like this whole process so far has been "wait... wait... RUN!" then "wait, wait..." again. And we're definitely in the middle of a "run". We've been working on finalizing the design of the space, so we can apply for permits, and also figuring out how to get the identity design process wrapped up.

Here's a version of a logo we did way back when with one of our early naming concepts that eventually got the axe... just one of many, many design ideas that will never see the light of day.

Anyway, we took our last opportunity this week to step back and look at the interior layout and design for the space to see if it was really meeting our initial and primary criteria. It seemed like maybe we had lost some our initial design intent in all of the evolutionary practical decisions that had been made over the last six to ten months, so we made some changes to the layout and design, in some ways going back to earlier designs and adapting them to where we are today, and I think it's much better. It certainly feels more "right".

Seeing things coming together (on paper at least) is definitely encouraging though. The constant work on the project does sometimes get a little, well, constant. We haven't really had a break from working on it (or other design projects) in a long time. While I work on stuff for the shop during the day, Miguel is out working with clients, so we almost always end up spending the evenings and weekends together reviewing or working on some other aspect of the project. Sometimes at least we get out of the house/office, like Saturday we went to check out woods and veneers at a hardwood supplier and then went to look at furniture for the shop, but I have to admit I wouldn't mind a little vacation (or even a "real" weekend). I somehow don't think that's going to be happening anytime soon though!

Anyway, I don't mean to complain.
I just want to let you know why I haven't called a lot lately, Mom...

[Note: If you've already read the "How did we get here?" series, you can click here to skip to the next chronological post, otherwise, carry on...]

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