Long before there were high tech computers, complex design programs, grey hairs, or iPads there was a guy fresh out of SAIT making $6 an hour with a drafting board and a pencil.
Throughout my life, my Dad’s admonition was always the same “There’s always room for improvement” (words that often stung as a kid coming home with what I thought was a stellar report card!) But, they have proven to be words to live by as both a designer and small business owner.
Long after my Dad passed away, I came across the business concept of Kaizen (改善) the Japanese word for “continual improvement. It’s all about changing things for the better, and it’s a concept that rings especially true in the field of residential design.