[Noisebridge-discuss] Kitchen Plans

Gregory Dillon gregorydillon at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 15:57:23 UTC 2014


‚ÄčI agree with girlgeek that the problem is people didn't want to do their
dishes, and too many people who wanted to use Noisebridge as a squat.

If others agree, I'd rather see the space identified with the function
similar to a coffee house seating area, rather than a "breakroom".   I
think of a breakroom as go there for 15 minutes and gossip, and that's not
so awesome.   But a place where the design function is to encourage one to
sit for 45 minutes and do some work at a table, would be super.

I'd like to participate in moving chairs around tables around to achieve
this coffeehouse work-space function, if there is a coalescence of
agreement around that plan.  And, I'm told that Starbucks research says
small round tables are ideal, because if one person is at a table, it is
more inviting with a round table for a second and third person to join.
So that there are design element encouraging  people to exchange of ideas
and knowledge within the area.  The coffeehouse space function could also
double as a meeting space for small groups.




On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 5:30 AM, girlgeek <girlgeek at wt.net> wrote:

>  The supply that is unreliable is tools willing to do their own dishes.
> Claudia
>
>
> On 7/30/14 12:36 AM, Torrie Fischer wrote:
>
> Earlier today I was thinking about the kitchen conundrum a bit and postulated
> that the buildup of dishes is correlated with an unreliable presence of
> cleaning tools and supplies.
>
> Does anyone else think this is a reasonable hypothesis and ideas on how to
> test/solve in the future?
>
> On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 23:36:55 Andy Isaacson wrote:
>
>  On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 11:18:41PM -0700, Jean-Jacques Zenger wrote:
>
>  The
> problem with it is that we are subject to health department
> regulations,  inspections, and need a permit. That's all do-able, but
> many members don't like the outside interference that comes with it.
> People tell me that they don't want a big kitchen because they don't
> need it.
>
>  Agreed, I think that getting into compliance as a large kitchen would be
> a ton of work to support a function that is at odds with the point and
> the spirit of Noisebridge.
>
> I want a place to make an occasional coffee and maybe reheat some
> leftovers, wash my coffee mug, and fill my water bottle with delicious
> Hetch Hetchy water.  More than that I don't see the point.
>
>
>  I plan to go to Building Resouce, the City recycling center for all
> kinds of building features, on Wednesday. Their inventory is all
> donated home and business items that are not wanted after a remodel.
> Their prices are low to encourage re-use of the items, and keep the
> building materials and fixtures out of the dump. What I will be
> looking for is a "single bowl" kitchen sink, with a cabinet below. It
> will be either a standard one, or I would like to find something
> unique and fun, reflecting Noisebridge.
>
>  Standard seems reasonable (and I like double bowl kitchen sinks, but
> whatever).  If I were dictator I'd love to see a custom countertop cast
> out of concrete or fabbed out of steel or made of epoxied lumber, but
> I'm not going to do that work so I don't get to make demands. :)
>
>
>  Beyond this equipment, I currently have no other plans for the
> kitchen. I want to let do-ocracy and members decide what else they
> want for our break room.
>
> Jean-Jacques
> Kitchen Team Leader
>
>  Thanks for doing all of this work.
>
> -andy
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