Spatula Design Examination
Ideas for new designs arrive frequently, but most of them don't work. The testing process is thorough and ruthless, of course, and only the best can hope to survive. Like the Venus de Milo, even with no arms. In fact, especially with no arms. She, like the others, had to jump - elegantly in her case - through stiff 'Examining Body Design Criteria' hoops, .
Designs that have their Spatulauriat Qualifications
It's very important to have what I call 'INSTITUTIONAL VARIATION' when drawing and sawing and shaping and sanding the spatulas so that designs have the capability of changing. I looked back at a photo from six months ago, and the basic shapes for most of them have altered, although I can go back as well. I sell 'variation' to shops, so this helps.
I have an NNC philosophy for making spatulas - Nowhere Near Computers. But I do just love computers for the labels: rather than sending words off to have thousands printed and for them to be metaphorically being set in stone, I can change what individual spatulas are saying on a whim, and if a new design arrives, it can straight away get its own tag.
An 'elegant' solution?
i.e. you don't just put a pig on the top of a bit of wood.
Ergonomic? Can be held comfortably.
Capable of variation?
Any violently-dangerous pokey bits?
Strong, confident lines
Obvious what they are.
Obvious which way up they are held
Saying something - to be put on labels