0 - https://youtu.be/49p1JVLHUos?t=15m38s
And even on this point, it's not all bad when you consider how design/architecture studios operate. I probably would've been better off as a junior dev if a bit more of my personal inventiveness (cough - ruby metaprogramming - cough) had been smacked down
Source: friend worked in his studio.
An important part of finding this balance is deciding exactly how much you trust your underlings to know enough about what the hell they're doing so that they don't do anything dumb, and to have a vision closely enough aligned with yours that their attempts at improving your ideas usually make you delighted. Clearly Sachs is not willing to extend much trust to people he is just now hiring to work in his studio.
Like, would you be happy with an intern fresh out of school who decided to roll their own crypto instead of interfacing to the library you told them to?
It's not a good situation but it's standard among big nane artists (Koons is notorious for strictness, afaicr)
I find it specially interesting when it's done to "dissect" machines, making it look like schematics. I find it helps dispelling the impression of things being black boxes.
(That's titled Appliance Repair)
The approach which worked for me was:
a) Unscrew a few parts
b) Screw them back
c) Unscrew a few parts and some more
d) Screw everything back in that same order
) .. repeat until done
Finally, it all ended well
He didn't do that with his toolboxes, but all but one of those were locked.
I do find I do this as a sort of a tick, while thinking through my next step while making stuff.
The hangar I just came from has hard rules - if any tool is missing the planes are grounded until the tool is found.
No matter what. So you better don't lose those tools.
"No I totally got all the sponges out of the patient! How dare you question my authority!"
One is hand sanitizer dispensers that counts people entering rooms and beeps until all have used the machine, or even until all people already in the room have used it.
It's notoriously hard to get people to use hand sanitizers.
The other is convenient and fast dispensers that counts tools and sponges as they are used.
... and reliable. Not like those stupid vending machines. You would think after so many deaths they would have fixed the problem.
Its a beautiful piece of hardware and doesn't look out of place under the TV like the old Xboxes somehow did.
I wouldn't browse it on a mobile over cellular, 10 mins of browsing around the site could knock 100MB of my plan quite quickly.
My gut reaction to this is that it's distracting compulsive behaviour, but I could be wrong. I've found organization for a workshop to be of unexpectedly huge value, so I could be wrong here too.
I mean clearly the toy dragon princess standing atop a pile of stray cash and a few doubloons is an important part of my desk and does not need to move. But does this wireless kit I'm never gonna attach to my drawing tablet need to be here? What about that badly-laid-out paperback copy of "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" that I quit reading in favor of a hardback copy a friend gave me? What about the dust jacket for that hardback? That probably belongs on the book sitting in my To Read pile with a bookmark a fifth of the way through it, not on my desk. And while pens are good to have maybe I only need one or two of them, not sixteen? Would I have accumulated even a quarter as much stuff on this desk if I knolled it every morning?
Knolling is starting to feel like a way of stopping clutter before it starts.
The top sheet of the pad has a context dump of what I was working on when I left, where I was stuck etc and a single action to take (usually an easy win).
I find that knowing exactly where to start the next day makes momentum easier to pick up and the process of deciding on what to do next morning gets work out my head so I can leave without dwelling on work.
Colleagues sometimes jok about it but their desks look like a grenade hit them and they often can't find anything so I'll take my approach.
I have my own office at work so I make sure that's tidy as well, th cleaners have been asked not to touch it (I prefer they don't move my stuff around)
Perhaps they may even qualify as mounds.
That is, if you need n tools or parts for an assembly process, and if at each step you have to scan through these tools and parts to find the one needed, you have created an O(n^2) algorithm.
At least, this is how I conceptualize the value of workshop organization.
And is friends with another famous knoller - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxLxwbm7FMA , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-CTkbHnpNQ
I guess it also explains why I find angular designs more attractive than rounded/circular ones - sitting here at my desk looking at the circular monitor stand bases, cylindrical bluetooth speaker, coins and some cables coiled up, these things can't be knolled, so I tend to stack round things instead (in diameter order, of course).
Sharing the excellent bandcamp of two musicians whose profile picture is a knolling of themselves and their gear. Bandcamp: https://qdrpd.bandcamp.com/ , knolling: https://f4.bcbits.com/img/0000904983_10.jpg