[Noisebridge-discuss] Kitchen Plans

Patrick O'Doherty p at trickod.com
Wed Jul 30 18:26:08 UTC 2014


I like the idea of making the space into a coffeehouse work space. Makes
the area useful for things outside of "food", especially if it works well
as a meeting space for smaller groups.

Tables around the columns sound like a great idea! I'd be down to help out
with that :)


On 30 July 2014 10:09, Torrie Fischer <tdfischer at hackerbots.net> wrote:

> On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 08:57:23 Gregory Dillon wrote:
> > ‚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.
>
> I'd be interested in constructing a hexagonal or circular table around one
> or
> two of the columns in that area. Anyone else? :)
>
> >
> > 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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