cool stuff: Oat Foundry

Mar 28, 2017 | posted by kyle

for some time we searched for a solution to our "order up" system—something which would replace shouting order numbers with a more delicate, "honeygrow" approach. In an effort not to over-tech our restaurants with another digital display, we opted for a split-flap display system (which used to be found at train stations all over the world). We wanted this system to not only display order numbers, but also have the capability to show messages, symbols + promotions with a nostalgic, comfortable presence for our guests. One problem—we needed it to be custom built.

local loves: Romanick Pottery

Mar 13, 2017 | posted by kyle

Paul + Tonya Romanick are two sculptors who've mastered their craft to create truly amazing creations out of clay. From intricate underwater scenes to polished dinnerware, the couple has created over 40,000 pieces (!) in their lifetime via their Newark business. We met with the Delaware duo to learn more about their pottery passion, their Newark, DE roots + how they have developed renewed interest in handcrafted goods with their line of custom growlers.

empowering ideas: NextFab

Jul 13, 2016 | posted by kyle

have you ever dreamt of a revolutionary product, but lacked the knowledge, tools or funds to actually produce it? Those dreams are being brought closer to reality thanks to Dr. Evan Malone, founder of NextFab—a Philadelphia-based makerspace which hosts hundreds of members and supplies them with the education + resources needed to turn their idea into a tangible, real-world product. We met with Dr.