Saturday, March 22, 2008

Designs for Living

Sometimes the home construction industry maybe feels threatened, by the prospect of aerospace types muscling in, but that's not how to look at it.

Interior design and decoration still need to go on, once the surroundings have been tuned. Our lives need their settings. Storytelling doesn't cease, just because we've inherited the geodesics.

The large shell or transparency that gives shelter from the elements, needn't be the focus of stage management, theater people. Our cameras still need their pattern language of foci. Studios R Us.

In fact, OK to make the sets flimsier than ever, which doesn't mean "not sound proof" or "not light proof"; whatever it is you need, we have the materials, but their potentially more ephemeral nature is owing to the safer more robust externals.

That being said, not every scenario need involve some giant superstructure with delicate village cultures therein. That's one way to go, not the only way to go. People understandably get nervous about style changes. They don't want to go overboard.

However, given the currently shabby state of humanity per average living standards, I'm not thinking aerospace campuses ala Orlando's, public or private, are really a threat to the competition. We simply don't have that many.

It's a problem many of us would welcome, to have to compete in such arenas.