While that title could be an A.G. Trio reference, it is one of the most valuable gifts in a life: clarity. People climb mountains, take medicine, find council, exert cardiovascular energy, drink lemon juice and the list goes on. Establishing clarity required a balance of values and a focal point – can we say that clarity is defined by goals? If a goal doesn’t have the right values balancing with a focal point won’t make it true. In comparison, the Judaeo-Christian community has the goal of meeting a tri-une God at Heaven’s gate and being welcomed in. There are poetic, historical and supernatural values that define the Biblical tome which focus on the substantiation of eternity and the works of a people that follow(ed) God. Biblical scholars primarily in 325 CE have defined value on the documents and assembled accordingly to provide a translated document that defines truth. Clarity of a reader is developed off a conceptual understanding that sets a focal point that defines a constructed understanding of maxims that produce belief. The beauty of the Biblical thought is that the perspective can be so incredibly deep it brings a soulful renewal with the revelating of truth. This world is very complex and I am thankful that the nation of the United States of America has its foundation on firm and consequent thought derived from truth. It is the strength of a nation and the power that gives leadership.
There are many things that make California great but some of the most incredible features of a diverse land is the understanding of life: Architecturally modest, development of refined urban space, beautiful people, advanced infrastructure networks. With a population of over 18 million people over Los Angeles metro it is one of the most impressive metropolis regions and I’m thankful for the last few days with a quick trip to Southern California running North South East and West.
Sometimes, walking around retail environments I ask the following question: do we know where all the minting locations for the dollar bill are? In the last twenty years it has been impressive to see the minority populations be healthy in America but if it comes at the cost of inflation which could ruin the professional world (Doctors, Lawyers, Architects) then there needs to be a balance of order. As a result of that, professionals need to reserve their respective protective rights over the population in a monetary form. Doctors can use the insurance system to create abundance and lawyers can do the same, and sometimes the Architects just die a bit more than they should. The Design world is a burden to keep the varmint and Psychologist (population with good mental health) population away but it is nice to see the work come to fruition.
By now, Trump has fulfilled that requirement as President to address the nation: I’m peachy keen.
While not backing down from my previous post on suggesting home tests of radon, it is becoming apparent that there are a number issues that I should address that can affect the health of a home environment. There are many things: mold, radon, radiation (radioactive and standard household emitting), accelerometers left so carefully unknowingly, lead, pollutants, pet hair, volatile organic compounds. The list is longer but that is a general follow up to my past post to give a more broad picture of problem solving for a hurt mind.
It is encouraging to see Zoom Care launching a Mental Health unit to give visual access to a group of health professionals that are typically stigmatized. For Zoom providing that care, it will place a healthy restraint on professional domineering and give an outlet to professionals that need care. In celebration I am listening to operatic post-indie electronica and occasionally a good country song.
What if the future of mail is rfid and key fob based: To send a letter it would be officiated by key fob and rfid stamp, to receive mail a notification with a letter count could be accessed through a personal USPS app and key fob entry at mail portal. The United States Postal Service is an amazing testament to the genuine people of America but an emergent culture is pushing the boundaries of that trust and the system is due for upgrade.
After writing a draft or two of critique for the new mixed use Grand Avenue Project it is becoming apparent that downtown will benefit from having a formal intervention in Bunker Hill. The one big hurdle is Gehry’s renderings make too many moves that feel like home to Sharkeez or Pink Taco rather than a refined capital to a powerful city. With that said, Saffron / Indus makes the cut.
America’s success is blue collar championed by good design and intellectuals that piggybacked off of enlightenment thought, industrialization and the continuation of research without wars on American soil. Today there was a presentation and discussion with Stephanie Gioia about strategic design. Primarily focused on the steps of offices working in design. Lightly positioned against her thought, I see America benefiting from keeping design offices small and the economy focused on enjoying the benefit of design rather than the culture of design. America has enough because assembly lines produce the best, and the skills that make design in mass won’t always be able to afford a design culture. Within design firms, technology and automation are going to be the asset and the enemy of creative minds, because design professionals will need to protect the professional value of their process.
In 2006, I visited a slide exhibit at the Tate Modern. It challenges the definition of the museum and the formality of installation art. Since that exhibit Architects occasionally incorporate slides into Architecture, beyond the traditional pole at a fire house. Architecture often explores vogue, exposition, tradition and the slide formalizes an intervention of childhood on the formal contemporary museum. Culturally, it is less formal. How formal does ordered space need to be?