I am grateful for all the years I lived and worked on the road. perhaps that was what was needed to be a nomad of sorts where you learn the ability to work anywhere. I am inside yet another tube type form of transportation and enjoying that I can work and leave the worry and stress of getting there to another. I always joke that if I ever win the lottery, I will buy a nice Prevost tour bus for the USA and hire a few drivers and work will be, “wherever” the bus and the trailer full of equipment takes us that day.
right now, I am adding another project to the mix of what is already on the table in the loftwerks idea. I figured out how to do the bed and slap it into a road case with minimal setup. I was with my folk’s the other day after the infamous, “you want homemade pizza….what is wrong with the oven?” and when going to shop for her new oven, all the loftwerks kitchen ideas came rushing in. is it traditional? not really, but it is super functional and the fun part is you can re-arrange all your house, not just your décor.
but the big two on the plate now is a show idea with technology for a space in a bigger idea, and the one that has me really excited is the one idea for helping people center themselves. sometimes in life, you “know” or get a sense of “knowing” that the idea is good and the market timing is right. what saddens me is that the idea should not really need a purpose in our lives if everyone shifted gears a bit from living to work and going more towards a European model of working to live. I don’t know how the disparity in the USA can be overcome when the landscape is resembling more of an Orwellian mega corporation front and people are making money doing not much of anything than trading paper.
what really saddened me was the design specs with furniture in the USA. everything is giant sized and big ugly pillowesque blobs of fabric that had cup holders and place for you to graze while I guess watching your TV. don’t get me started on the grocery store and what I saw there. before you get excited and think I am judging anyone – I am also looking at myself and asking, “why don’t you simply follow your own advise more?”
right now there is a sort of “call of the wild” resonating inside my head. I do want to live in nature. in the coming weeks, I will be in a great city and spend more time watching the average non-tourist to see what they look like. call it informal market research of sorts for a bigger project.
however, other than that. I will type in the tube and get some writing and layouts done. what I need to do for a month or two is 3d model the ideas inside my brain. that is the hard part right now. I have 25-30 years of these ideas and trying to explain it and light a fuse for someone just walking in to take and run with it will simply take some time. what I don’ have is a nice desk/workspace in this tube, but I am loving the idea of working while moving when in most of the world, people travel to get to work and lose so much time that they could be doing something else.
I truly am excited about the future of technology, travel, and the conveniences and free time we will have as humans because of what the technologies can do. what I am not too thrilled on is that I don’t see much work being done on the human condition and people moving more to a construct of a bigger social good, while having individual freedoms.
maybe that is why I had to spend time in Switzerland, Japan. is it so figure out a reasonable balance point between the USA and the Swiss countries and cultures…my god, what a cool place that would be to live in. people respect each other, yet, have the freedom to try as well. (that last line probably didn’t come out as intended, but that balance point would be quite rich and rewarding for humans to live and grow in)
let’s see if I have any bandwidth while moving?