fending off vertigo
Yesterday was one of those run-to-the four corners of the city days. I had to run intoÂ ClaytonÂ to take care of some gov. paperwork for my dad. Snooty Clayton is the â€œcounty-seatâ€ of Saint Louis â€“ filled with high end restaurants, art galleries and law firms. I generally loathe going there for one reasonâ€¦ PARKING.
On the occasions I have to brave the area â€“ I make it a point to treat myself to a plate ofÂ Zuzuâ€™sÂ enchiladas.
The day ended at the ballroom clientâ€™s spaceâ€¦ But I wasnâ€™t there for the Ballroom people â€“ I was there for the construction / restoration company that owns and manages the building. By way of the ballroom folks, theyâ€™ve picked me up as their pet designer. Weâ€™ve been trying, for a month now, to get their damn wayfinding system I designed installed. Unfortunately â€“ powertools and monkeybears are a bad mix, so Iâ€™m reliant on their maintenance people for the site installs.
Apparently getting subs to show up is a problem even for multi-million dollar construction companies. Iâ€™ve been up there three times so far for installs and the maintenance guys havenâ€™t showed.
Needing to clock at least a couple of hours for the day â€“ I helped myself to the supply closet and found a ladder and did one of the sites myself. (the hardware was already installed so all I had to do was put the panels on).
Anyone in â€œthe bizâ€ â€“ check outÂ B&N Industries. Theyâ€™ve got totally cool, scaleable systems for displays. We used their â€œcable-miniâ€ system and had them powder-coated locally. The plex panels were fabricated locally as well using vinyl lettering and 3M frost.
*Note â€“ The Apple Store uses their cable system for their front-of-store displays. Endlessly configurable and deliciously minimal.
Iâ€™m talkin shop â€“ not blogging.