I was staring out the window at the incredible beauty of the forest while seeming to forget that despite the fantastic clarity and color of what I saw out the window, the reality of snow blindness could be a genuine reality. The good news is that I was inside if I were out in nature the odds of my life ending from frostbite and cold would probably supersede the full effects of snow blindness. In some senses, it is the reverse of what I was trying to build for my friend.
With him, you walked into space with god awful depressing natural light that flows into it. It is simply the reality of the physical location on the side of the hill, which is the opposite side one ideally would want to be unless you are building a ski slope. In that case, his north facing hidden into the side of a mountain is perfect!
With the evolution of the LED and lighting technologies, there is no reason NOT to have an overlit space in your home or office space, sans – the sometimes expensive cost of labor and time to install all the devices. With the woo woo room designs, we have spent a great deal of time taking our controlled environment agriculture skills and moving them to the human domain. What we are working more towards versus simply entertaining folks now is to bring a benefit to the human physical body and/or inner fitness space. There are a handful of people working on this internal space, yet, a lot of the question comes in that chasm between science and religion.
What I do know is that with the current trajectory of social media and the absence of good light in any space – humanity has a very real potential to get very dull. It won’t be because of snow blindness, but rather, perhaps some sort of degenerative screen blindness? People will be staring into their little screens…snip
Thankfully, I have my Swiss military sunglasses handy. While this one pair has a crack in the lens from my version of normal wear and tear, I do give the Swiss design kudos for having some exquisite form meets function design style. The Swiss train watch is my favorite. Maybe one day I will wear a watch again. I am still fed up with the RADO north America destroying my watch in a repair and saying, “oops…sorry bout that…you can buy a new one.”
One day I might write about that adventure….it would be a lesson in brand loyalty and how fast one can destroy a consumer trust in what is a decent quality product. For now, I will just put on my inexpensive swiss military sunglasses (for swiss cost standards) and think, “you don’t need to spend a fortune to have something that works really well and looks halfway decent. Plus, I won’t go snowblind!
That is the morning ramble, I noticed this week, what I am writing about probably is a pile of merde. Thank you for your patience and understanding.