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A Bay area photographer Emailed me "If I get too used to saying yes and good enough, I go soft and it bleeds over into my 'real' work." I am finding the comment valuable for tightening up my housekeeping game. Surfing for German chrome polish, I ran across a car detailing and restoration site, good speed. Their plain license plate holder and chromed valve stem covers sent me to design school, and their maintenance articles are proving useful around the house.
Ed Roth, whose car customizing shop functioned as an art atelier, said, “The heck with the house, how big is the garage?” I’d hate to belabor the point, but I think it significant that Steve Jobs grew up with a father who restored cars at home, Jobs’ chief designer Jonathan Ive is the son of a silversmith whose birthday gift each year was a day in the shop with his father executing the working drawings of Ive’s imagination, and that Tim Cook, Apple’s new chief, is the son of a Baltimore shipyard steelworker.