For someone who has spent most journeys to visit factories in a van packed with fellow jet-lagged designers barreling through the remote hillsides and packed industrial streets of China, it was very nice to take in the change of scenery for my latest "factory visit". Not to say that those trips to China were not great fun- and they often were. There's nothing quite like how severe stress and sleep deprivation can bring a group of designers together!
Designing and making our products here in the U.S.A. certainly has its very positive sides- that's for sure. These photos are just a random handful of things that caught my eye during my recent trip up North.
Classic New England center of town. By the way, this is high noon in the middle of the workweek.