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"tatami mat" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

01:55 min | Last week

"tatami mat" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"It was a high It was a really kids. It was expensive Jet Woz. Yeah, it was. I think I only eat there like once. Oh, It was. I didn't was a big damn deal. It was, but then he you know, I feel like it closed and that's moved The lake the mother somewhere. Yes. Yeah, so didn't closed. Yeah. Didn't have the tatami mat ambience right on there. Forget the first time I think when we ate there, and they had to clear noodles. Oh, yeah, I'm like, Excuse me. No way. Yeah. Where's my Rahman? Where is where? The heart Chinese noodles that we get in the bag. I mean, I really those clear noodles. I thought Nope. That's not going to me. That was one thing. I was like, Ah, Yeah, I'm not really couldn't be more different because it really is different races. The common thing that's it right vegetables. We had some sad news. I think yesterday we got it. Alert that Patrick Quinn, the co creator of the popular A less ice bucket challenge passed away. He was 37 years old, and he had a less for seven years. Oh, so here's a little tribute to him and about what his ice bucket challenge has done. Pat Quinn was an advocate and an inspiration facing his diagnosis, head on and turning the search for a cure into a viral moment seen around the world this morning, millions are remembering his spirit and strength. Every August. Until a cure that was Pat Quinn's promised to the world. The fierce a less patient and advocate pledging to continue the ice bucket challenge the social media fundraising phenomenon he helped inspire. Since 2014. It's raised hundreds of millions of dollars for a less research. Bringing awareness and being an advocate is what I wanted to do. Oh, Pat Quinn was 30 years old when he was diagnosed.

Pat Quinn Patrick Quinn
The Aesthetic Moment

LensWork

09:18 min | 8 months ago

The Aesthetic Moment

"In the nineteen eighties. I took a workshop from David Bales. Who along with Ted Orland is one of the authors of that really terrific called art and fear? We had a long weekend to work with. David doesn't ever so who were attending the workshop and he began the workshop with something. I've never forgotten. He asked us why we make art. And we went around the table and offered are somewhat stumbling excuses about what motivated us to WanNa make art. He then proposed that all of us were essentially the weird ones in society. He put it this way not not to insult but just to be more clear and more precise he said. Do you realize how many people there are in the world who have a camera who have no compulsion whatsoever to create artwork and so the obvious question is what makes us different. What makes us want to become artists with the camera? And since we're a relatively small group of people compared to all those who own cameras doesn't make sense that we're kind of the odd ones. Everybody else is normal. But we're the ones who feel compelled and he proposed that we needed to think carefully about why we wanted to make artwork. He didn't answer that question. He left it for each of us to stew on it and to come up with their own answers. And it's taken me many many years but I think I have a better understanding now of why it is that I wanna make art. Let me ask it in a slightly different way. What is it that we seek in the process of being an artist? Well some people seek fame or money or accolades. But I suspect that most of you listening to my podcasts are not interested in fame money or accolades unless they fell in your lap. I mean we'RE NOT GONNA TURN IT DOWN. But that's not the reason we pursue our art because if it was we'd probably be doing different kinds of things photographic -ly than we do so for most of us were seeking something else. What is it that we seek from our creative life? I'M GONNA go out on a little bit of a limb here and explain what I think. The answer is for me. It may or may not be an answer for you but nonetheless here it is for me in a nutshell. What I'm trying to accomplish with my art life is to have a certain kind of experience. I kind of got onto this idea with cardiac Brussels. The decisive moment in his thoughts about photography. I have different term. I call it the aesthetic moment. That's really why I'm photographic artist. I seek the aesthetic moment and I suppose in order to make that clear. I kind of need to explain what I mean by the aesthetic moment. The best example I can think of that isn't about photography is probably Haiku. So let me begin by talking a little bit about Haiku with a couple of examples. The great translator of Japanese Haiku of course is our H. Blythe. He did a wonderful series of books. There's a four volume set called Haiku. Each book is a different season and he also did a two volume set called the history of Haiku. I have loved these books now for forty years and I go back to them from time to time and RH Blythe says quote. The nature of Haiku cannot be rightly understood until it's realized that they imply a revolution in our everyday life in ways of thinking. Close quote that is to say the aesthetic moment. The aesthetic moment is the moment when we have a shift of consciousness. I I tend to think of it this way. It's a sudden and off an unexpected shift in awareness when the everyday act of seeing becomes a fleeting but meaningful glimpse at some sort of deeper understanding. That's a very coarse way of trying to explain an if you've had the experience you probably know what I'm getting at if you haven't had it maybe a couple of Haiku will help so here's a good example of the shift of consciousness in talking about in this Haiku a brushwood gate and for a lock It's nothing more than a moment of recognition. When all of a sudden something is seen little differently is seen unexpectedly when in this case the snail is not normally the lock. But we kind of see it that way because we're not gonNA go through the brushwood gate because we don't want to disturb the snail and so the snail becomes the lock. Here's another one in the old will. A fish leaps up at a net. The sound of the water is dark. That Haiku brings forth in me that aesthetic moment. I'm not thinking about the water. I'm not thinking about The dark but somehow the fish leaping brings us the darkness of the water to my attention and I have a moment when I'm sort of separated from normal consciousness and I have an aesthetic feeling for what is happening that I would not have had. If in this case the fish had not leapt up at nat so that experience sparked something in the person who wrote this Haiku. I think it was ISA but I'm not exactly sure. Remember that right. But it sparked an aesthetic moment and became the genesis of the Haiku. Here's another one. The Autumn Wind is blowing. We are alive and CONC- each other you and I I have this idea here of two people who've maybe spent the day together maybe they've been photographing together. And all of a sudden the autumn wind blows. And you realize the person that you're with is there. In the moment they become even more alive and even more real than they have prior to that that somehow there was that shift of consciousness that happened when the wind was blowing and the connection was made one last one the bright autumn moon on the Tatami Mat the shadow of the pine tree here again I visualized sitting in some old Japanese hut somewhere. And here's the bright autumn moon and with no other lights around all of a sudden because of this bright moon I see the shadow of the pine tree on the floor. And there's a connection now suddenly between the moon the pine tree the light and me and it's more alive than it would be if I wasn't paying attention so once again that sudden and often unexpected shift in awareness when the everyday act of seeing becomes a fleeting but meaningful glimpse of understanding of connectedness of really becoming aware in the moment. Lots of other photographers of talked about this. And it often comes up with a phrase. I've never quite sure I understand. And that is the Japanese term. Wabi Sabi I I don't I. I can't speak to that because I'm not really sure I understand what that really means but I do know the moment when looking at something ordinary I experienced that. Flip of wariness. Now I I'm not very verbal and I'm not a poet so I I don't do Haiku so for me. The attempt to express that aesthetic moment takes on the form of visual art hands on photographer. But one thing I do know is you can have that breakthrough to the aesthetic moment in all kinds of possible things in photography it can happen in the field

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"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

The Indy Mogul Podcast

12:29 min | 10 months ago

"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

"First all school I I went to was Chelsea School of arts and I went for an interview only because I loved a very famous sculptor from England called Henry Moore. He did all these really weird soft kind of fat round sculptures. Anyone out there may may possibly know. His word was abstract art. Very apps you were. You were a kid on a form. Sculptors I I was looking through a book on my soul the sculpture. I thought now house so I went to Chelsea School of art. And they said you've got something and England is is a very good country in terms of giving people who maybe don't come from money scholarships so I was very lucky. I got a scholarship. I got to go to London. Go to Chelsea School of art. I did that for two years. I I'm sure I was never student in Los Angeles or New York or even Tokyo. We'll talk about that lights. But I got to London and it just exploded my brain you know. I hear were fashionable people. There were budding musicians. There were people who are starting bands. There were people who are doing in saint sculptures getting arrested because this stuff was too outrageous Zia penalty of moving from the country. To your mind. It was you know look it. It was the eighties. Margaret Thatcher was used England with an iron fist and it was sort of rebellion going on here and there and I started getting into it and I found out about these these other painters. There was David Hockney. There was Francis. Bacon all these incredible artists and I said I want to be an artist. But I'll be honest with you. I was a poor kid. I didn't come from money so I said I calm. I don't trust my own ability enough to apply for master's degree in a school. That's GonNa let me paint a bunch of Isa Teric Shit and then throw me out there to become a poor guy. Got To somehow Taylor my skills to do something that I know. I can get a solid job so I took a very conservative route into product design. Product design is when you designed like that TV that camera that kind of stuff if you have an engineering background were you looking at schematics and stuff. No but I've been tinkering around with motorcycles and tractors and things when I was a school kid. Because there's let's face it. There's not a lot else to do on a phone so I sort of had a basic understanding of how things work so I I got a place at the Royal College of are doing something called industrial design. And I did really well. They're really out of fear because I just didn't WANNA an unemployed literally nickname literally. I know this is not very glamorous but I had a roommate His name was Nigel. And Nigel's idea to save. Money was to take his three hundred pounds of his crawl. That's his scholarship by a shit ton of Porridge. Oats Mixed the porridge oats in the bath. Let into a Jain Biscuit smash it up with a sledgehammer freeze dry this shares and he for a year or save money on A. I mean it was insane. It was in so and you all sorts of crazy stuff just to say country kid from the country can move into the city studying. Fine Arts. I if anyone is going to be doing it it's GonNa be I mean and you know really. This was the state of of of play. Sort of looking at these stores. And you're going okay. I could buy a set of magic markers which I know. Joe Johnson used when he designed all that crazy shit for star wars or. I can eat a solid mail. You know what I'm going to have some Nigel's porridge oats from the bone. And and you would do that would make those sacrifices because you you wanted to dream of of becoming an industrial designer or something more and of course in the back of my mind. I always dreamed of being in the film industry. I'd seen right Harry House of movies late night when my parents gone to bed. The crazy monsters. I mean. Correct timing of the Medusa. I said there's no way I can ever break into that industry the closest I can get is maybe designing some sandwich offices and a flask. You little did. I know that when I got to the Royal College of Art all these cool companies would coming. You'd have Sony would have Panasonic have they were coming because they they will coming because they knew there was talents product. They were coming to England. They were going to Germany. They were going to Italy. They were going to France and they were head hunting. The Best of the best of the students so I got lucky so there I was. I was twenty one. I graduated with a masters degree. I didn't have a hope in hell of getting a job. In England. The country that paid for my education could not employ but suddenly Saudi and they were saying. Where is this going with you in Japan? Yeah you want. Japan wasn't just the throwaway away gets so the Japanese come around they go. We want to look at all the portfolios they see me and they go yeah. We'll take him so. I get a ticket to go to Tokyo. We pick you work for Sony in their Concept Design Department designing the mini disc. Which by the way half your listeners. Many the Disney to the mini. This was the technology between basically the CD. And the basically what what? What we now know is the ipod technology. The failed technology between those two so they wanted to have a bunch of bright young things from Europe so I get Tokyo. I have never read anything about Japan. I get put in this very elaborate studio with German guy who specialized in laser technology. A French guy who had dreamed that one day televisions should be flat screen. Well what a crazy. Hey a British guy who was who still a lifelong friend of mine. Who is an absolute genius programmer? And a couple of American guys and a Gal actually who came out of Texas one of the universe is there who all specialized in computer science and they put us in a room they said come up with Shit. What does that mean come up with and they said Yeah. We'll pay for you to live here. Eat LOTS OF COOL. Sushi and rest expats room. Some Japanese guy. Big Japanese companies have been a suit probably with the Committee. Says something to translate says make something yeah and they left the door shut but he looks at me and I had a big pair doctor Martins on. Because that's what you wore from England. Said you'RE GONNA have to get rid of those because you have to wear slits Jasmine's business. You have to wear slippers and I said what are you may have to wear slippers. And he says no no. It's the culture when you come in. You have to take your shoes off a win conway. Those big ugly boots. I I get it I get it so but anyway We're in this place will literally exposed to Akio Morita for those that don't know Akio Morita is the original founder of Sony. He's The guy who started a company with Rice. Cookers Pre Secca war and the war in the fifties heard that the Americans had this technology that they didn't know what to do with called the transistor and they said We. We don't really want this and he said I'll buy it from me and they said show have it it. I'm sorry so you actually were. You knew the he would come into this room from time to time the head of Sony. It's even more insane and Sony that not just that multi those yes the guy that started the company but it's even more insane and this was such an a design inspiration the paid off in spades when it came to working with Chris Nolan inception. So what we do is every week. I'd have to take my drawings and sketches of future designs for Walkmans disc the disc and take them over Ginza. Again in this elevator and go up this very very high tech building that searcy just looked to me like something out of Akira and I get to the top and the doors would open and suddenly. Ib In sixteenth century Japan they'd be Tatami Mats Neural. Were and shuffle. Me. In and there he'd be sitting there sipping tea and it's a guy sit down we're GONNA do some calligraphy and we mean learning this crazy. I mean look. I can't speak Japanese. I tried it was a disaster. The only Japanese lambs off a couple of very way with Japanese girls top. The problem is the only reason anyone learns anything but of course the problem. Is that the. The Japanese women speak differently. Two Japanese men so every time I was in my Japanese class and I said anything that say you sound like a woman right now. I'd say okay but anyway I would. I would go in and and to calligraphy with this founder of Sony mean. How insane is this? How did I even get what? Why why would this happen? I noticed were. They were the designs that were coming out. I mean was there a point in which you cut as attention with this group of. Yeah I was leaving. He would sometimes a couple of US would go. Sometimes he just asked for me. I mean I was the one that was packaging. The design the other people in our group were computer scientists. They were engineers. They were people who studied laser technology. They were all more creating the machinery that I was then going to package but my packaging was kind of key because particularly in Japan Asia. Technology is a very fashionable thing. I mean you would have for example in America or the UK you would buy Walkman or or discipline at that time. We're talking late eighties early nineties and you'd kind of keep it you kind of look after it. But in Japan it was a disposable thing you'd sort of have a new walkman or discipline every year. It was always like a jacket a pair of shoes. You keep up with the trends there so it was my job to kind of find that space in terms of those new designs saying that you mentioned inception to you say of the the interest scenes and things like everyone knows obviously the interesting exception and they know that beautiful. Asian gardens and stuff like that gun you saying that. There's some inspirations that are drawn from from wealth and I'll tell you something and i. I know Chris would totally be fine with this. Chris Nolan that is for sure. Chris's scripts are so perfect. It's he's literally their direct. Try Work with where you start a project..

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Ep. 42 : The Art of Production Design with Guy Hendrix Dyas - burst 3 - Use expand 1

The Indy Mogul Podcast

01:01 min | 10 months ago

Ep. 42 : The Art of Production Design with Guy Hendrix Dyas - burst 3 - Use expand 1

"It came to working with Chris Nolan inception so what we do is every week. I'd have to take my during sketches of future designs for Walkmans disc the disc and take them over Ginza. Again in this elevator and go up this very very high tech building. That searcy just looked to me like something out of Akira and I get to the top and the doors would open and suddenly. Ib In sixteenth century. Japan they'd be Tatami Mats Neural. Were and shuffle. Me In and there. He'd be sitting there sipping tea. And it's a guy sit down we're GONNA do some calligraphy and we mean learning this crazy. I mean look. I can't speak Japanese. I tried it was a disaster. The only Japanese are lambs off a couple of

Chris Nolan Walkmans Searcy Ginza Japan Akira
"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

The Indy Mogul Podcast

12:10 min | 10 months ago

"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

"And when did you start getting into fo making in the process that eventually became what it is now? I'm very very lucky. I grew up in a small village in in in the south of England. In a place called Devon about the only thing anyone would even relate to devon. Is I duNno? Shallow comes out of the basketballs. You know there's a whole one. Yes there's a there's a moorland out near where I live. Where you know the The story of the Hound of the Baskervilles was set. I mean if you've seen American Werewolf in London. There's a scene at the beginning. Whether to poor American boys go to a local pub and they get shunned by locals. That's where I'm from. You grew up where I'm from. I was destined to become a farmer so so you know I was destined to be this. This farmhand basically and I I said to myself I it around the age of twelve. You know you just sit a start to become who you are and I was interested in music and art and theater and TV and look. I'm Donald Right so when I grew up it was it was the incredible hulk could starsky and hearts and all this stuff was coming into me like noise from America and this was another planet. America was another planet. You can go to America or you could do is stay up late and watch BBC to your lucky seat planet of the apes that was it and I did all of that I would stay up late. My parents would be in bad getting ready to get up. Let the sheep and the chickens out and I'd stay up late and I'd be like planet. The apes is on tonight. What the and you'd watch that and the end would come and Charlton Heston drop to his knees. And Go miss the Statue of Liberty to go holy Shit. This is just blowing my mind. What am I doing here on a sheep farm in England at the Fuck Outta? Yeah so basically. I saved all my money and got a bus to London with a portfolio onto my arm and I went to the art schools in London and the first all school I I went to was Chelsea School of arts and I went for an interview only because I loved a very famous sculptor from England called Henry Moore. He did all these really weird soft kind of fat round sculptures. Anyone out there may may possibly know. His word was abstract art. Very apps you were. You were a kid on a form. Sculptors I I was looking through a book on my soul the sculpture. I thought now house so I went to Chelsea School of art. And they said you've got something and England is is a very good country in terms of giving people who maybe don't come from money scholarships so I was very lucky. I got a scholarship. I got to go to London. Go to Chelsea School of art. I did that for two years. I I'm sure I was never student in Los Angeles or New York or even Tokyo. We'll talk about that lights. But I got to London and it just exploded my brain you know. I hear were fashionable people. There were budding musicians. There were people who are starting bands. There were people who are doing in saint sculptures getting arrested because this stuff was too outrageous Zia penalty of moving from the country. To your mind. It was you know look it. It was the eighties. Margaret Thatcher was used England with an iron fist and it was sort of rebellion going on here and there and I started getting into it and I found out about these these other painters. There was David Hockney. There was Francis. Bacon all these incredible artists and I said I want to be an artist. But I'll be honest with you. I was a poor kid. I didn't come from money so I said I calm. I don't trust my own ability enough to apply for master's degree in a school. That's GonNa let me paint a bunch of Isa Teric Shit and then throw me out there to become a poor guy. Got To somehow Taylor my skills to do something that I know. I can get a solid job so I took a very conservative route into product design. Product design is when you designed like that TV that camera that kind of stuff if you have an engineering background were you looking at schematics and stuff. No but I've been tinkering around with motorcycles and tractors and things when I was a school kid. Because there's let's face it. There's not a lot else to do on a phone so I sort of had a basic understanding of how things work so I I got a place at the Royal College of are doing something called industrial design. And I did really well. They're really out of fear because I just didn't WANNA an unemployed literally nickname. Truly I know this is not very glamorous but I had a roommate His name was Nigel. And Nigel's idea to save. Money was to take his three hundred pounds of his crawl. That's his scholarship by a shit ton of Porridge. Oats Mixed the porridge oats in the bath. Let into a Jain Biscuit smash it up with a sledgehammer freeze dry this shares and he for a year or save money on A. I mean it was insane. It was in so and you all sorts of crazy stuff just to say country kid from the country can move into the city studying fine arts. I mean I if anyone is going to be doing it. It's gotta be I mean and you know really. This was the state of of of play. Sort of looking at these stores. And you're going okay. I could buy a set of magic markers which I know. Joe Johnson used when he designed all that crazy shit for star wars or. I can eat a solid mail. You know what I'm going to have some Nigel's porridge oats from the bone. And and you do that. You would make those sacrifices because you you wanted to dream of of becoming an industrial designer or something more and of course in the back of my mind. I always dreamed of being in the film industry. I'd seen right Harry Housing of movies late night when my parents had gone to bed. The crazy monsters. I mean correct climbing amazing the Medusa. I'd seen all that I said there's no way I can ever break into that industry the closest I can get is maybe designing some sandwich offices in a flask. A little did I know that when I got to the Royal College of Art all these cool companies would coming. You'd have Sony would have Panasonic have they were coming because they they will coming because they knew there was talents product. They were coming to England. They were going to Germany. They were going to Italy. They were going to France and they were head hunting. The Best of the best of the students so I got lucky so there I was. I was twenty one. I graduated with a masters degree. I didn't have a hope in hell of getting a job. In England. The country that paid for my education could not employ but suddenly Saudi and they were saying. Where is this going with you in Japan? Yeah you want. Japan wasn't just the thrill away gets so the Japanese. Come around they go. We want to look at all the portfolios. They see me and they go. Yeah okay. We'll take him so. I get a ticket to go to Tokyo. We pick you work for Sony in their Concept Design Department designing the mini disc. Which by the way half your listeners. Many Disney isn't it to the mini. This was the technology between basically the CD. And the basically what what what we now know is the ipod. Technology failed technology between those two so they wanted to have a bunch of bright young things from Europe so I get Tokyo. I have never read anything about Japan. I get put in this very elaborate studio with German guy who specialized in laser technology. A French guy who had dreamed that one day televisions should be flat screen. Well what a crazy. Hey a British guy who was who still a lifelong friend of mine. Who is an absolute genius programmer and a couple of American guys and a Gal? Actually who came out of Texas one of the universities there who all specialized in computer science and they put us in a room. They said come up with Shit. What does that mean come up with and they said Yeah. We'll pay for you to live here. Eat lots of cool Sushi and were expats a room. Some Japanese guy. Big Japanese companies have been a sued probably with the committee says something to a translator. Says make something yeah. They left the door shut but he looked at me and I had a big pair doctor Martins on. Because that's what you wore from England. Said you'RE GONNA have to get rid of those because you have to wear slits Jasmine's business. You have to wear slippers and I said what do you mean after West slippers? And he says no no. It's the culture when you come in. You have to take your shoes off conway. Those big ugly boots. I know I get it. I get it so but anyway We're in this place will literally exposed to Akio Morita for those that don't know Akio Morita is the original founder of Sony. He's The guy who started a company with Rice. Cookers Pre Secca war and after the war in the fifties heard that the Americans had this technology that they didn't know what to do with called the transistor and they said We. We don't really want this. And he said. I'll buy it from me. And they said show have it where it. I'm sorry so you actually were. You knew the he would come into this room from time to time the head of Sony. It's even more insane as Sony. That not just that multi those. Yes the guy that started the company but it's even more insane and this was such an a design inspiration the paid off in spades when it came to working with Chris Nolan inception so what we do is every week. I'd have to take my during sketches of future designs for Walkmans disc the disc and take them over Ginza. Again in this elevator and go up this very very high tech building. That searcy just looked to me like something out of Akira and I get to the top and the doors would open and suddenly. Ib In sixteenth century. Japan they'd be Tatami Mats Neural. Were and shuffle. Me In.

England Sony London Japan Nigel Chelsea School of art Tokyo America Devon Charlton Heston Akio Morita David Hockney Royal College of Art Margaret Thatcher Chris Nolan Joe Johnson BBC Donald Right Disney
"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

The Indy Mogul Podcast

12:10 min | 10 months ago

"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

"And when did you start getting into fo making in the process that eventually became what it is now? I'm very very lucky. I grew up in a small village in in in the south of England. In a place called Devon about the only thing anyone would even relate to Devon. Is I duNno? Shallow comes out of the basketballs. You know there's a whole one. Yes there's a there's a moorland out near where I live. Where you know the The story of the Hound of the Baskervilles was set. I mean if you've seen American Werewolf in London. There's a scene at the beginning. Whether to poor American boys go to a local pub and they get shunned by locals. That's where I'm from. You grew up where I'm from. I was destined to become a farmer so so you know I was destined to be this. This farmhand basically and I I said to myself I it around the age of twelve. You know you just sit a start to become who you are and I was interested in music and art and theater and TV and look. I'm not right so when I grew up it was it was the incredible hulk could starsky and hearts and all this stuff was coming into me like noise from America and this was another planet. America was another planet. You can go to America or you could do is stay up late and watch BBC to your lucky seat planet of the apes that was it and I did all of that I would stay up late. My parents would be in bad getting ready to get up. Let the sheep and the chickens out and I'd stay up late and I'd be like planet. The apes is on tonight. What the and you'd watch that and the end would come and Charlton Heston drop to his knees. And Go miss the Statue of Liberty to go holy Shit. This is just blowing my mind. What am I doing here on a sheep farm in England at the Fuck Outta? Yeah so basically. I saved all my money and got a bus to London with a portfolio onto my arm and I went to the art schools in London in the first aisle school I I went to was Chelsea School of arts and I went for an interview only because I loved a very famous sculptor from England called Henry Moore. He did all these really weird soft kind of fat round sculptures. Anyone out there may may possibly know. His word was abstract art. Very apps you were. You were a kid on a form. Sculptors I was at school. I was looking through a book on my soul the sculpture. I thought now house so I went to Chelsea School of art. And they said you've got something and England is is a very good country in terms of giving people who maybe don't come from money scholarships so I was very lucky. I got a scholarship. I got to go to London. Go to Chelsea School of art. I did that for two years. I I'm sure I was never student in Los Angeles or New York or even Tokyo. We'll talk about that lights. But I got to London and it just exploded my brain you know. I hear were fashionable people. There were budding musicians. There were people who are starting bands. There were people who are doing in saint sculptures getting arrested because this stuff was too outrageous Zia penalty of moving from the country. To your mind. It was you know look it. It was the eighties. Margaret Thatcher was used England with an iron fist and it was sort of rebellion going on here and there and I started getting into it and I found out about these these other painters. There was David Hockney. There was Francis. Bacon all these incredible artists and I said I want to be an artist. But I'll be honest with you. I was a kid. I didn't come from money so I said I calm. I don't trust my own ability enough to apply for master's degree in a school. That's GonNa let me paint a bunch of Isa Teric Shit and then throw me out there to become a poor guy. Got To somehow Taylor my skills to do something that I know. I can get a solid job so I took a very conservative route into product design. Product design is when you designed like that TV that camera that kind of stuff if you have an engineering background were you looking at schematics and stuff. No but I've been tinkering around with motorcycles and tractors and things when I was a school kid. Because there's let's face it. There's not a lot else to do on a phone so I sort of had a basic understanding of how things work so I I got a place at the Royal College of are doing something called industrial design. And I did really well. They're really out of fear because I just didn't WANNA an unemployed literally nickname. Truly I know this is not very glamorous but I had a roommate His name was Nigel. And Nigel's idea to save. Money was to take his three hundred pounds of his crawl. That's his scholarship by a shit ton of Porridge. Oats Mixed the porridge oats in the bath. Let into a Jain Biscuit smash it up with a sledgehammer freeze dry this shares and he for a year or save money on A. I mean it was insane. It was in so and you all sorts of crazy stuff just to say country kid from the country can move into the city studying fine arts. I mean I if anyone is going to be doing it. It's gotta be I mean and you know really. This was the state of of of play. Sort of looking at these stores. And you're going okay. I could buy a set of magic markers which I know. Joe Johnson used when he designed all that crazy shit for star wars or. I can eat a solid mail. You know what I'm going to have some Nigel's porridge oats from the bone. And and you do that. You would make those sacrifices because you you wanted to dream of of becoming an industrial designer or something more and of course in the back of my mind. I always dreamed of being in the film industry. I'd seen right Harry Housing of movies late night when my parents had gone to bed. The crazy monsters. I mean correct climbing amazing the Medusa. I'd seen all that I said there's no way I can ever break into that industry the closest I can get is maybe designing some sandwich offices in a flask. A little did I know that when I got to the Royal College of Art all these cool companies coming. You'd have Sony would have Panasonic have they were coming because they they will coming because they knew there was talents product. They were coming to England. They were going to Germany. They were going to Italy. They were going to France and they were head hunting. The Best of the best of the students so I got lucky so there I was. I was twenty one. I graduated with a masters degree. I didn't have a hope in hell of getting a job. In England. The country that paid for my education could not employ but suddenly Saudi and they were saying. Where is this going with you in Japan? Yeah you want. Japan wasn't just the thrill away gets so the Japanese. Come around they go. We want to look at all the portfolios. They see me and they go. Yeah okay. We'll take him so. I get a ticket to go to Tokyo. We pick you work for Sony in their Concept Design Department designing the mini disc. Which by the way half your listeners. Many Disney isn't it to the mini. This was the technology between basically the CD. And the basically what what? What we now know is the ipod technology. The failed technology between those two so they wanted to have a bunch of bright young things from Europe so I get Tokyo. I have never read anything about Japan. I get put in this very elaborate studio with German guy who specialized in laser technology. A French guy who had dreamed that one day televisions should be flat screen. Well what a crazy. Hey a British guy who was who still a lifelong friend of mine. Who is an absolute genius programmer and a couple of American guys and a Gal? Actually who came out of Texas one of the universities there who all specialized in computer science and they put us in a room. They said come up with Shit. What does that mean come up with and they said Yeah. We'll pay for you to live here. Eat LOTS OF COOL. Sushi and rest expats a room. Some Japanese guy. Big Japanese companies have been a sued probably with the committee says something to a translator says make something. Yeah and they left the door shut but he looked at me and I had a big pair doctor Martins on. Because that's what you wore from England. Said you'RE GONNA have to get rid of those because you have to wear slits Jasmine's business. You have to wear slippers and I said what are you may have to wear slippers. And he says no no. It's the culture when you come in. You have to take your shoes off a win conway. Those big ugly boots. I know I get it. I get it so but anyway We're in this place will literally exposed to Akio Morita for those that don't know Akio Morita is the original founder of Sony. He's The guy who started a company with Rice. Cookers Pre Secca war and after the war in the fifties heard that the Americans had this technology that they didn't know what to do with called the transistor and they said We. We don't really want this. And he said. I'll buy it from me. And they said show have it where it. I'm sorry so you actually were. You knew the way he would come into this room from time to time. The head of Sony. It's even more insane as Sony. That not just that multi those. Yes the guy that started the company but it's even more insane and this was such an a design inspiration the paid off in spades when it came to working with Chris Nolan inception so what we do is every week. I'd have to take my during sketches of future designs for Walkmans disc the disc and take them over Ginza. Again in this elevator and go up this very very high tech building. That searcy just looked to me like something out of Akira and I get to the top and the doors would open and suddenly. Ib In sixteenth century Japan they'd be Tatami Mats Neural. Were bow and shuffle. Me In.

England Sony London Japan Nigel Chelsea School of art Tokyo America Devon Charlton Heston Akio Morita Royal College of Art David Hockney Margaret Thatcher Chris Nolan Joe Johnson BBC Chelsea School of arts Disney
"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

The Indy Mogul Podcast

12:10 min | 10 months ago

"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

"And when did you start getting into fo making in the process that eventually became what it is now? I'm very very lucky. I grew up in a small village in in in the south of England. In a place called Devon about the only thing anyone would even relate to Devon. Is I duNno? Shallow comes out of the basketballs. You know there's a whole one. Yes there's a there's a moorland out near where I live. Where you know the The story of the Hound of the Baskervilles was set. I mean if you've seen American Werewolf in London. There's a scene at the beginning. Whether to poor American boys go to a local pub and they get shunned by locals. That's where I'm from. You grew up where I'm from. I was destined to become a farmer so so you know I was destined to be this. This farmhand basically and I I said to myself I it around the age of twelve. You know you just sit a start to become who you are and I was interested in music and art and theater and TV and look. I'm not right so when I grew up it was it was the incredible hulk could starsky and hearts and all this stuff was coming into me like noise from America and this was another planet. America was another planet. You can go to America or you could do is stay up late and watch BBC to your lucky seat planet of the apes that was it and I did all of that I would stay up late. My parents would be in bad getting ready to get up. Let the sheep and the chickens out and I'd stay up late and I'd be like planet. The apes is on tonight. What the and you'd watch that and the end would come and Charlton Heston drop to his knees. And Go miss the Statue of Liberty to go holy Shit. This is just blowing my mind. What am I doing here on a sheep farm in England at the Fuck Outta? Yeah so basically. I saved all my money and got a bus to London with a portfolio onto my arm and I went to the art schools in London in the first aisle school I I went to was Chelsea School of arts and I went for an interview only because I loved a very famous sculptor from England called Henry Moore. He did all these really weird soft kind of fat round sculptures. Anyone out there may may possibly know. His word was abstract art. Very apps you were. You were a kid on a form. Sculptors I I was looking through a book on my soul the sculpture. I thought now house so I went to Chelsea School of art. And they said you've got something and England is is a very good country in terms of giving people who maybe don't come from money scholarships so I was very lucky. I got a scholarship. I got to go to London. Go to Chelsea School of art. I did that for two years. I I'm sure I was never student in Los Angeles or New York or even Tokyo. We'll talk about that lights. But I got to London and it just exploded my brain you know. I hear were fashionable people. There were budding musicians. There were people who are starting bands. There were people who are doing in saint sculptures getting arrested because this stuff was too outrageous Zia penalty of moving from the country. To your mind. It was you know look it. It was the eighties. Margaret Thatcher was used England with an iron fist and it was sort of rebellion going on here and there and I started getting into it and I found out about these these other painters. There was David Hockney. There was Francis. Bacon all these incredible artists and I said I want to be an artist. But I'll be honest with you. I was a kid. I didn't come from money so I said I calm. I don't trust my own ability enough to apply for master's degree in a school. That's GonNa let me paint a bunch of Isa Teric Shit and then throw me out there to become a poor guy. Got To somehow Taylor my skills to do something that I know. I can get a solid job so I took a very conservative route into product design. Product design is when you designed like that TV that camera that kind of stuff if you have an engineering background were you looking at schematics and stuff. No but I've been tinkering around with motorcycles and tractors and things when I was a school kid. Because there's let's face it. There's not a lot else to do on a phone so I sort of had a basic understanding of how things work so I I got a place at the Royal College of are doing something called industrial design. And I did really well. They're really out of fear because I just didn't WANNA an unemployed literally nickname. Truly I know this is not very glamorous but I had a roommate His name was Nigel. And Nigel's idea to save. Money was to take his three hundred pounds of his crawl. That's his scholarship by a shit ton of Porridge. Oats Mixed the porridge oats in the bath. Let into a Jain Biscuit smash it up with a sledgehammer freeze dry this shares and he for a year or save money on A. I mean it was insane. It was in so and you all sorts of crazy stuff just to say country kid from the country can move into the city studying fine arts. I mean I if anyone is going to be doing it. It's gotta be I mean and you know really. This was the state of of of play. Sort of looking at these stores. And you're going okay. I could buy a set of magic markers which I know. Joe Johnson used when he designed all that crazy shit for star wars or. I can eat a solid mail. You know what I'm going to have some Nigel's porridge oats from the bone. And and you do that. You would make those sacrifices because you you wanted to dream of of becoming an industrial designer or something more and of course in the back of my mind. I always dreamed of being in the film industry. I'd seen right Harry Housing of movies late night when my parents had gone to bed. The crazy monsters. I mean correct climbing amazing the Medusa. I'd seen all that I said there's no way I can ever break into that industry the closest I can get is maybe designing some sandwich offices in a flask. A little did I know that when I got to the Royal College of Art all these cool companies coming. You'd have Sony would have Panasonic have they were coming because they they will coming because they knew there was talents product. They were coming to England. They were going to Germany. They were going to Italy. They were going to France and they were head hunting. The Best of the best of the students so I got lucky so there I was. I was twenty one. I graduated with a masters degree. I didn't have a hope in hell of getting a job. In England. The country that paid for my education could not employ but suddenly Saudi and they were saying. Where is this going with you in Japan? Yeah you want. Japan wasn't just the thrill away gets so the Japanese. Come around they go. We want to look at all the portfolios. They see me and they go. Yeah okay. We'll take him so. I get a ticket to go to Tokyo. We pick you work for Sony in their Concept Design Department designing the mini disc. Which by the way half your listeners. Many Disney isn't it to the mini. This was the technology between basically the CD. And the basically what what? What we now know is the ipod technology. The failed technology between those two so they wanted to have a bunch of bright young things from Europe so I get Tokyo. I have never read anything about Japan. I get put in this very elaborate studio with German guy who specialized in laser technology. A French guy who had dreamed that one day televisions should be flat screen. Well what a crazy. Hey a British guy who was who still a lifelong friend of mine. Who is an absolute genius programmer and a couple of American guys and a Gal? Actually who came out of Texas one of the universities there who all specialized in computer science and they put us in a room. They said come up with Shit. What does that mean come up with and they said Yeah. We'll pay for you to live here. Eat LOTS OF COOL. Sushi and rest expats a room. Some Japanese guy. Big Japanese companies have been a sued probably with the committee says something to a translator says make something. Yeah and they left the door shut but he looked at me and I had a big pair doctor Martins on. Because that's what you wore from England. Said you'RE GONNA have to get rid of those because you have to wear slits Jasmine's business. You have to wear slippers and I said what are you may have to wear slippers. And he says no no. It's the culture when you come in. You have to take your shoes off a win conway. Those big ugly boots. I know I get it. I get it so but anyway We're in this place will literally exposed to Akio Morita for those that don't know Akio Morita is the original founder of Sony. He's The guy who started a company with Rice. Cookers Pre Secca war and after the war in the fifties heard that the Americans had this technology that they didn't know what to do with called the transistor and they said We. We don't really want this. And he said. I'll buy it from me. And they said show have it where it. I'm sorry so you actually were. You knew the way he would come into this room from time to time. The head of Sony. It's even more insane as Sony. That not just that multi those. Yes the guy that started the company but it's even more insane and this was such an a design inspiration the paid off in spades when it came to working with Chris Nolan inception so what we do is every week. I'd have to take my during sketches of future designs for Walkmans disc the disc and take them over Ginza. Again in this elevator and go up this very very high tech building. That searcy just looked to me like something out of Akira and I get to the top and the doors would open and suddenly. Ib In sixteenth century. Japan they'd be Tatami Mats Neural. Were and shuffle. Me In.

England Sony London Japan Tokyo Nigel Chelsea School of art America Devon Charlton Heston Akio Morita Royal College of Art David Hockney Margaret Thatcher Chris Nolan Joe Johnson BBC Chelsea School of arts Disney
"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

The Indy Mogul Podcast

12:10 min | 10 months ago

"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

"And when did you start getting into fo making in the process that eventually became what it is now? I'm very very lucky. I grew up in a small village in in in the south of England. In a place called Devon about the only thing anyone would even relate to Devon. Is I duNno? Shallow comes out of the basketballs. You know there's a whole one. Yes there's a there's a moorland out near where I live. Where you know the The story of the Hound of the Baskervilles was set. I mean if you've seen American Werewolf in London. There's a scene at the beginning. Whether to poor American boys go to a local pub and they get shunned by locals. That's where I'm from. You grew up where I'm from. I was destined to become a farmer so so you know I was destined to be this. This farmhand basically and I I said to myself I it around the age of twelve. You know you just sit a start to become who you are and I was interested in music and art and theater and TV and look. I'm Donald Right so when I grew up it was it was the incredible hulk could starsky and hearts and all this stuff was coming into me like noise from America and this was another planet. America was another planet. You can go to America or you could do is stay up late and watch BBC to your lucky seat planet of the apes that was it and I did all of that I would stay up late. My parents would be in bad getting ready to get up. Let the sheep and the chickens out and I'd stay up late and I'd be like planet. The apes is on tonight. What the and you'd watch that and the end would come and Charlton Heston drop to his knees. And Go miss the Statue of Liberty to go holy Shit. This is just blowing my mind. What am I doing here on a sheep farm in England at the Fuck Outta? Yeah so basically. I saved all my money and got a bus to London with a portfolio onto my arm and I went to the art schools in London and the first all school I I went to was Chelsea School of arts and I went for an interview only because I loved a very famous sculptor from England called Henry Moore. He did all these really weird soft kind of fat round sculptures. Anyone out there may may possibly know. His word was abstract art. Very apps you were. You were a kid on a form. Sculptors I I was looking through a book on my soul the sculpture. I thought now house so I went to Chelsea School of art. And they said you've got something and England is is a very good country in terms of giving people who maybe don't come from money scholarships so I was very lucky. I got a scholarship. I got to go to London. Go to Chelsea School of art. I did that for two years. I I'm sure I was never student in Los Angeles or New York or even Tokyo. We'll talk about that lights. But I got to London and it just exploded my brain you know. I hear were fashionable people. There were budding musicians. There were people who are starting bands. There were people who are doing in saint sculptures getting arrested because this stuff was too outrageous Zia penalty of moving from the country. To your mind. It was you know look it. It was the eighties. Margaret Thatcher was used England with an iron fist and it was sort of rebellion going on here and there and I started getting into it and I found out about these these other painters. There was David Hockney. There was Francis. Bacon all these incredible artists and I said I want to be an artist. But I'll be honest with you. I was a poor kid. I didn't come from money so I said I calm. I don't trust my own ability enough to apply for master's degree in a school. That's GonNa let me paint a bunch of Isa Teric Shit and then throw me out there to become a poor guy. Got To somehow Taylor my skills to do something that I know. I can get a solid job so I took a very conservative route into product design. Product design is when you designed like that TV that camera that kind of stuff if you have an engineering background were you looking at schematics and stuff. No but I've been tinkering around with motorcycles and tractors and things when I was a school kid. Because there's let's face it. There's not a lot else to do on a phone so I sort of had a basic understanding of how things work so I I got a place at the Royal College of are doing something called industrial design. And I did really well. They're really out of fear because I just didn't WANNA an unemployed literally nickname. Truly I know this is not very glamorous but I had a roommate His name was Nigel. And Nigel's idea to save. Money was to take his three hundred pounds of his crawl. That's his scholarship by a shit ton of Porridge. Oats Mixed the porridge oats in the bath. Let into a Jain Biscuit smash it up with a sledgehammer freeze dry this shares and he for a year or save money on A. I mean it was insane. It was in so and you all sorts of crazy stuff just to say country kid from the country can move into the city studying fine arts. I mean I if anyone is going to be doing it. It's gotta be I mean and you know really. This was the state of of of play. Sort of looking at these stores. And you're going okay. I could buy a set of magic markers which I know. Joe Johnson used when he designed all that crazy shit for star wars or. I can eat a solid mail. You know what I'm going to have some Nigel's porridge oats from the bone. And and you do that. You would make those sacrifices because you you wanted to dream of of becoming an industrial designer or something more and of course in the back of my mind. I always dreamed of being in the film industry. I'd seen right Harry Housing of movies late night when my parents had gone to bed. The crazy monsters. I mean correct climbing amazing the Medusa. I'd seen all that I said there's no way I can ever break into that industry the closest I can get is maybe designing some sandwich offices in a flask. A little did I know that when I got to the Royal College of Art all these cool companies would coming. You'd have Sony would have Panasonic have they were coming because they they will coming because they knew there was talents product. They were coming to England. They were going to Germany. They were going to Italy. They were going to France and they were head hunting. The Best of the best of the students so I got lucky so there I was. I was twenty one. I graduated with a masters degree. I didn't have a hope in hell of getting a job. In England. The country that paid for my education could not employ but suddenly Saudi and they were saying. Where is this going with you in Japan? Yeah you want. Japan wasn't just the thrill away gets so the Japanese. Come around they go. We want to look at all the portfolios. They see me and they go. Yeah okay. We'll take him so. I get a ticket to go to Tokyo. We pick you work for Sony in their Concept Design Department designing the mini disc. Which by the way half your listeners. Many Disney isn't it to the mini. This was the technology between basically the CD. And the basically what what what we now know is the ipod. Technology failed technology between those two so they wanted to have a bunch of bright young things from Europe so I get Tokyo. I have never read anything about Japan. I get put in this very elaborate studio with German guy who specialized in laser technology. A French guy who had dreamed that one day televisions should be flat screen. Well what a crazy. Hey a British guy who was who still a lifelong friend of mine. Who is an absolute genius programmer and a couple of American guys and a Gal? Actually who came out of Texas one of the universities there who all specialized in computer science and they put us in a room. They said come up with Shit. What does that mean come up with and they said Yeah. We'll pay for you to live here. Eat LOTS OF COOL. Sushi and rich expats a room. Some Japanese guy. Big Japanese companies have been a sued probably with the committee says something to a translator. Says make something yeah. They left the door shut but he looked at me and I had a big pair doctor Martins on. Because that's what you wore from England. Said you'RE GONNA have to get rid of those because you have to wear slits Jasmine's business. You have to wear slippers and I said what do you mean after West slippers? And he says no no. It's the culture when you come in. You have to take your shoes off conway. Those big ugly boots. I know I get it. I get it so but anyway We're in this place will literally exposed to Akio Morita for those that don't know Akio Morita is the original founder of Sony. He's The guy who started a company with Rice. Cookers Pre Secca war and after the war in the fifties heard that the Americans had this technology that they didn't know what to do with called the transistor and they said We. We don't really want this. And he said. I'll buy it from me. And they said show have it where it. I'm sorry so you actually were. You knew the he would come into this room from time to time the head of Sony. It's even more insane as Sony. That not just that multi those. Yes the guy that started the company but it's even more insane and this was such an a design inspiration the paid off in spades when it came to working with Chris Nolan inception so what we do is every week. I'd have to take my during sketches of future designs for Walkmans disc the disc and take them over Ginza. Again in this elevator and go up this very very high tech building. That searcy just looked to me like something out of Akira and I get to the top and the doors would open and suddenly. Ib In sixteenth century. Japan they'd be Tatami Mats Neural. Were and shuffle. Me In.

England Sony London Japan Tokyo Nigel Chelsea School of art Devon America Charlton Heston Akio Morita Royal College of Art David Hockney Margaret Thatcher Chris Nolan Joe Johnson BBC Donald Right Chelsea School of arts
"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

The Indy Mogul Podcast

12:10 min | 10 months ago

"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

"And when did you start getting into fo making in the process that eventually became what it is now? I'm very very lucky. I grew up in a small village in in in the south of England. In a place called Devon about the only thing anyone would even relate to Devon. Is I duNno? Shallow comes out of the basketballs. You know there's a whole one. Yes there's a there's a moorland out near where I live. Where you know the The story of the Hound of the Baskervilles was set. I mean if you've seen American Werewolf in London. There's a scene at the beginning. Whether to poor American boys go to a local pub and they get shunned by locals. That's where I'm from. You grew up where I'm from. I was destined to become a farmer so so you know I was destined to be this. This farmhand basically and I I said to myself I it around the age of twelve. You know you just sit a start to become who you are and I was interested in music and art and theater and TV and look. I'm Donald Right so when I grew up it was it was the incredible hulk could starsky and hearts and all this stuff was coming into me like noise from America and this was another planet. America was another planet. You can go to America or you could do is stay up late and watch BBC to your lucky seat planet of the apes that was it and I did all of that I would stay up late. My parents would be in bad getting ready to get up. Let the sheep and the chickens out and I'd stay up late and I'd be like planet. The apes is on tonight. What the and you'd watch that and the end would come and Charlton Heston drop to his knees. And Go miss the Statue of Liberty to go holy Shit. This is just blowing my mind. What am I doing here on a sheep farm in England at the Fuck Outta? Yeah so basically. I saved all my money and got a bus to London with a portfolio onto my arm and I went to the art schools in London and the first all school I I went to was Chelsea School of arts and I went for an interview only because I loved a very famous sculptor from England called Henry Moore. He did all these really weird soft kind of fat round sculptures. Anyone out there may may possibly know. His word was abstract art. Very apps you were. You were a kid on a form. Sculptors I I was looking through a book on my soul the sculpture. I thought now house so I went to Chelsea School of art. And they said you've got something and England is is a very good country in terms of giving people who maybe don't come from money scholarships so I was very lucky. I got a scholarship. I got to go to London. Go to Chelsea School of art. I did that for two years. I I'm sure I was never student in Los Angeles or New York or even Tokyo. We'll talk about that lights. But I got to London and it just exploded my brain you know. I hear were fashionable people. There were budding musicians. There were people who are starting bands. There were people who are doing in saint sculptures getting arrested because this stuff was too outrageous Zia penalty of moving from the country. To your mind. It was you know look it. It was the eighties. Margaret Thatcher was used England with an iron fist and it was sort of rebellion going on here and there and I started getting into it and I found out about these these other painters. There was David Hockney. There was Francis. Bacon all these incredible artists and I said I want to be an artist. But I'll be honest with you. I was a poor kid. I didn't come from money so I said I calm. I don't trust my own ability enough to apply for master's degree in a school. That's GonNa let me paint a bunch of Isa Teric Shit and then throw me out there to become a poor guy. Got To somehow Taylor my skills to do something that I know. I can get a solid job so I took a very conservative route into product design. Product design is when you designed like that TV that camera that kind of stuff if you have an engineering background were you looking at schematics and stuff. No but I've been tinkering around with motorcycles and tractors and things when I was a school kid. Because there's let's face it. There's not a lot else to do on a phone so I sort of had a basic understanding of how things work so I I got a place at the Royal College of are doing something called industrial design. And I did really well. They're really out of fear because I just didn't WANNA an unemployed literally nickname. Truly I know this is not very glamorous but I had a roommate His name was Nigel. And Nigel's idea to save. Money was to take his three hundred pounds of his crawl. That's his scholarship by a shit ton of porridge. Oats Mixed the porridge oats in the bath. Let into a Jain Biscuit smash it up with a sledgehammer freeze dry this shares and he for a year or save money on A. I mean it was insane. It was in so and you all sorts of crazy stuff just to say country kid from the country can move into the city studying fine arts. I mean I if anyone is going to be doing it. It's gotta be I mean and you know really. This was the state of of of play. Sort of looking at these stores. And you're going okay. I could buy a set of magic markers which I know. Joe Johnson used when he designed all that crazy shit for star wars or. I can eat a solid mail. You know what I'm going to have some Nigel's porridge oats from the bone. And and you do that. You would make those sacrifices because you you wanted to dream of of becoming an industrial designer or something more and of course in the back of my mind. I always dreamed of being in the film industry. I'd seen right Harry Housing of movies late night when my parents had gone to bed. The crazy monsters. I mean correct climbing amazing the Medusa. I'd seen all that I said there's no way I can ever break into that industry the closest I can get is maybe designing some sandwich offices in a flask. A little did I know that when I got to the Royal College of Art all these cool companies would coming. You'd have Sony would have Panasonic have they were coming because they they will coming because they knew there was talents product. They were coming to England. They were going to Germany. They were going to Italy. They were going to France and they were head hunting. The Best of the best of the students so I got lucky so there I was. I was twenty one. I graduated with a masters degree. I didn't have a hope in hell of getting a job. In England. The country that paid for my education could not employ but suddenly Saudi and they were saying. Where is this going with you in Japan? Yeah you want. Japan wasn't just the thrill away gets so the Japanese. Come around they go. We want to look at all the portfolios. They see me and they go. Yeah okay. We'll take him so. I get a ticket to go to Tokyo. We pick you work for Sony in their Concept Design Department designing the mini disc. Which by the way half your listeners. Many Disney isn't it to the mini. This was the technology between basically the CD. And the you know basically what what what we now know is the ipod. Technology failed technology between those two so they wanted to have a bunch of bright young things from Europe so I get Tokyo. I have never read anything about Japan. I get put in this very elaborate studio with German guy who specialized in laser technology. A French guy who had dreamed that one day televisions should be flat screen. Well what a crazy. Hey a British guy who was who still a lifelong friend of mine. Who is an absolute genius programmer and a couple of American guys and a Gal? Actually who came out of Texas one of the universities there who all specialized in computer science and they put us in a room. They said come up with Shit. What does that mean come up with and they said Yeah. We'll pay for you to live here. Eat LOTS OF COOL. Sushi and rest expats a room. Some Japanese guy. Big Japanese companies have been a sued probably with the committee says something to a translator. Says make something yeah. They left the door shut but he looked at me and I had a big pair doctor Martins on. Because that's what you wore from England. Said you'RE GONNA have to get rid of those because you have to wear slits Jasmine's business. You have to wear slippers and I said what do you mean after West slippers? And he says no no. It's the culture when you come in. You have to take your shoes off conway. Those big ugly boots. I know I get it. I get it so but anyway We're in this place will literally exposed to Akio Morita for those that don't know Akio Morita is the original founder of Sony. He's The guy who started a company with Rice. Cookers Pre Secca war and after the war in the fifties heard that the Americans had this technology that they didn't know what to do with called the transistor and they said We. We don't really want this. And he said. I'll buy it from me. And they said show have it where it. I'm sorry so you actually were. You knew the he would come into this room from time to time the head of Sony. It's even more insane as Sony. That not just that multi those. Yes the guy that started the company but it's even more insane and this was such an a design inspiration the paid off in spades when it came to working with Chris Nolan inception so what we do is every week. I'd have to take my during sketches of future designs for Walkmans disc the disc and take them over Ginza. Again in this elevator and go up this very very high tech building. That searcy just looked to me like something out of Akira and I get to the top and the doors would open and suddenly. Ib In sixteenth century Japan they'd be Tatami Mats Neural. Were bow and shuffle. Me In.

England Sony London Japan Nigel Chelsea School of art Tokyo Devon America Charlton Heston Akio Morita Royal College of Art David Hockney Margaret Thatcher Chris Nolan Joe Johnson BBC Donald Right Chelsea School of arts
"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

The Indy Mogul Podcast

12:10 min | 10 months ago

"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

"And when did you start getting into fo making in the process that eventually became what it is now? I'm very very lucky. I grew up in a small village in in in the south of England. In a place called Devon about the only thing anyone would even relate to Devon. Is I duNno? Shallow comes out of the basketballs. You know there's a whole one. Yes there's a there's a moorland out near where I live. Where you know the The story of the Hound of the Baskervilles was set. I mean if you've seen American Werewolf in London. There's a scene at the beginning. Whether to poor American boys go to a local pub and they get shunned by locals. That's where I'm from. You grew up where I'm from. I was destined to become a farmer so so you know I was destined to be this. This farmhand basically and I I said to myself I it around the age of twelve. You know you just sit a start to become who you are and I was interested in music and art and theater and TV and look. I'm not right so when I grew up it was it was the incredible hulk could starsky and hearts and all this stuff was coming into me like noise from America and this was another planet. America was another planet. You can go to America or you could do is stay up late and watch BBC to your lucky seat planet of the apes that was it and I did all of that I would stay up late. My parents would be in bad getting ready to get up. Let the sheep and the chickens out and I'd stay up late and I'd be like planet. The apes is on tonight. What the and you'd watch that and the end would come and Charlton Heston drop to his knees. And Go miss the Statue of Liberty to go holy Shit. This is just blowing my mind. What am I doing here on a sheep farm in England at the Fuck Outta? Yeah so basically. I saved all my money and got a bus to London with a portfolio onto my arm and I went to the art schools in London in the first aisle school I I went to was Chelsea School of arts and I went for an interview only because I loved a very famous sculptor from England called Henry Moore. He did all these really weird soft kind of fat round sculptures. Anyone out there may may possibly know. His word was abstract art. Very apps you were. You were a kid on a form. Sculptors I I was looking through a book on my soul the sculpture. I thought now house so I went to Chelsea School of art. And they said you've got something and England is is a very good country in terms of giving people who maybe don't come from money scholarships so I was very lucky. I got a scholarship. I got to go to London. Go to Chelsea School of art. I did that for two years. I I'm sure I was never student in Los Angeles or New York or even Tokyo. We'll talk about that lights. But I got to London and it just exploded my brain you know. I hear were fashionable people. There were budding musicians. There were people who are starting bands. There were people who are doing in saint sculptures getting arrested because this stuff was too outrageous Zia penalty of moving from the country. To your mind. It was you know look it. It was the eighties. Margaret Thatcher was used England with an iron fist and it was sort of rebellion going on here and there and I started getting into it and I found out about these these other painters. There was David Hockney. There was Francis. Bacon all these incredible artists and I said I want to be an artist. But I'll be honest with you. I was a kid. I didn't come from money so I said I calm. I don't trust my own ability enough to apply for master's degree in a school. That's GonNa let me paint a bunch of Isa Teric Shit and then throw me out there to become a poor guy. Got To somehow Taylor my skills to do something that I know. I can get a solid job so I took a very conservative route into product design. Product design is when you designed like that TV that camera that kind of stuff if you have an engineering background were you looking at schematics and stuff. No but I've been tinkering around with motorcycles and tractors and things when I was a school kid. Because there's let's face it. There's not a lot else to do on a phone so I sort of had a basic understanding of how things work so I I got a place at the Royal College of are doing something called industrial design. And I did really well. They're really out of fear because I just didn't WANNA an unemployed literally nickname. Truly I know this is not very glamorous but I had a roommate His name was Nigel. And Nigel's idea to save. Money was to take his three hundred pounds of his crawl. That's his scholarship by a shit ton of Porridge. Oats Mixed the porridge oats in the bath. Let into a Jain Biscuit smash it up with a sledgehammer freeze dry this shares and he for a year or save money on A. I mean it was insane. It was in so and you all sorts of crazy stuff just to say country kid from the country can move into the city studying fine arts. I mean I if anyone is going to be doing it. It's gotta be I mean and you know really. This was the state of of of play. Sort of looking at these stores. And you're going okay. I could buy a set of magic markers which I know. Joe Johnson used when he designed all that crazy shit for star wars or. I can eat a solid mail. You know what I'm going to have some Nigel's porridge oats from the bone. And and you do that. You would make those sacrifices because you you wanted to dream of of becoming an industrial designer or something more and of course in the back of my mind. I always dreamed of being in the film industry. I'd seen right Harry Housing of movies late night when my parents had gone to bed. The crazy monsters. I mean correct climbing amazing the Medusa. I'd seen all that I said there's no way I can ever break into that industry the closest I can get is maybe designing some sandwich offices in a flask. A little did I know that when I got to the Royal College of Art all these cool companies coming. You'd have Sony would have Panasonic have they were coming because they they will coming because they knew there was talents product. They were coming to England. They were going to Germany. They were going to Italy. They were going to France and they were head hunting. The Best of the best of the students so I got lucky so there I was. I was twenty one. I graduated with a masters degree. I didn't have a hope in hell of getting a job. In England. The country that paid for my education could not employ but suddenly Saudi and they were saying. Where is this going with you in Japan? Yeah you want. Japan wasn't just the thrill away gets so the Japanese. Come around they go. We want to look at all the portfolios. They see me and they go. Yeah okay. We'll take him so. I get a ticket to go to Tokyo. We pick you work for Sony in their concept design department designing the mini disc. Which by the way half your listeners. Many Disney isn't it to the mini. This was the technology between basically the CD. And the basically what what? What we now know is the ipod technology. The failed technology between those two so they wanted to have a bunch of bright young things from Europe so I get Tokyo. I have never read anything about Japan. I get put in this very elaborate studio with German guy who specialized in laser technology. A French guy who had dreamed that one day televisions should be flat screen. Well what a crazy. Hey a British guy who was who still a lifelong friend of mine. Who is an absolute genius programmer and a couple of American guys and a Gal? Actually who came out of Texas one of the universities there who all specialized in computer science and they put us in a room. They said come up with Shit. What does that mean come up with and they said Yeah. We'll pay for you to live here. Eat LOTS OF COOL. Sushi and rest expats a room. Some Japanese guy. Big Japanese companies have been a sued probably with the committee says something to a translator says make something. Yeah and they left the door shut but he looked at me and I had a big pair doctor Martins on. Because that's what you wore from England. Said you'RE GONNA have to get rid of those because you have to wear slits Jasmine's business. You have to wear slippers and I said what are you may have to wear slippers. And he says no no. It's the culture when you come in. You have to take your shoes off a win conway. Those big ugly boots. I know I get it. I get it so but anyway We're in this place will literally exposed to Akio Morita for those that don't know Akio Morita is the original founder of Sony. He's The guy who started a company with Rice. Cookers Pre Secca war and after the war in the fifties heard that the Americans had this technology that they didn't know what to do with called the transistor and they said We. We don't really want this. And he said. I'll buy it from me. And they said show have it where it. I'm sorry so you actually were. You knew the way he would come into this room from time to time. The head of Sony. It's even more insane as Sony. That not just that multi those. Yes the guy that started the company but it's even more insane and this was such an a design inspiration the paid off in spades when it came to working with Chris Nolan inception so what we do is every week. I'd have to take my during sketches of future designs for Walkmans disc the disc and take them over Ginza. Again in this elevator and go up this very very high tech building. That searcy just looked to me like something out of Akira and I get to the top and the doors would open and suddenly. Ib In sixteenth century. Japan they'd be Tatami Mats Neural. Were and shuffle. Me In.

England Sony London Japan Tokyo Nigel Chelsea School of art America Devon Charlton Heston Akio Morita Royal College of Art David Hockney Margaret Thatcher Chris Nolan Joe Johnson BBC Chelsea School of arts Disney
"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

The Indy Mogul Podcast

12:10 min | 10 months ago

"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

"And when did you start getting into fo making in the process that eventually became what it is now? I'm very very lucky. I grew up in a small village in in in the south of England. In a place called Devon about the only thing anyone would even relate to Devon. Is I duNno? Shallow comes out of the basketballs. You know there's a whole one. Yes there's a there's a moorland out near where I live. Where you know the The story of the Hound of the Baskervilles was set. I mean if you've seen American Werewolf in London. There's a scene at the beginning. Whether to poor American boys go to a local pub and they get shunned by locals. That's where I'm from. You grew up where I'm from. I was destined to become a farmer so so you know I was destined to be this. This farmhand basically and I I said to myself I it around the age of twelve. You know you just sit a start to become who you are and I was interested in music and art and theater and TV and look. I'm not right so when I grew up it was it was the incredible hulk could starsky and hearts and all this stuff was coming into me like noise from America and this was another planet. America was another planet. You can go to America or you could do is stay up late and watch BBC to your lucky seat planet of the apes that was it and I did all of that I would stay up late. My parents would be in bad getting ready to get up. Let the sheep and the chickens out and I'd stay up late and I'd be like planet. The apes is on tonight. What the and you'd watch that and the end would come and Charlton Heston drop to his knees. And Go miss the Statue of Liberty to go holy Shit. This is just blowing my mind. What am I doing here on a sheep farm in England at the Fuck Outta? Yeah so basically. I saved all my money and got a bus to London with a portfolio onto my arm and I went to the art schools in London in the first aisle school I I went to was Chelsea School of arts and I went for an interview only because I loved a very famous sculptor from England called Henry Moore. He did all these really weird soft kind of fat round sculptures. Anyone out there may may possibly know. His word was abstract art. Very apps you were. You were a kid on a form. Sculptors I I was looking through a book on my soul the sculpture. I thought now house so I went to Chelsea School of art. And they said you've got something and England is is a very good country in terms of giving people who maybe don't come from money scholarships so I was very lucky. I got a scholarship. I got to go to London. Go to Chelsea School of art. I did that for two years. I I'm sure I was never student in Los Angeles or New York or even Tokyo. We'll talk about that lights. But I got to London and it just exploded my brain you know. I hear were fashionable people. There were budding musicians. There were people who are starting bands. There were people who are doing in saint sculptures getting arrested because this stuff was too outrageous Zia penalty of moving from the country. To your mind. It was you know look it. It was the eighties. Margaret Thatcher was used England with an iron fist and it was sort of rebellion going on here and there and I started getting into it and I found out about these these other painters. There was David Hockney. There was Francis. Bacon all these incredible artists and I said I want to be an artist. But I'll be honest with you. I was a kid. I didn't come from money so I said I calm. I don't trust my own ability enough to apply for master's degree in a school. That's GonNa let me paint a bunch of Isa Teric Shit and then throw me out there to become a poor guy. Got To somehow Taylor my skills to do something that I know. I can get a solid job so I took a very conservative route into product design. Product design is when you designed like that TV that camera that kind of stuff if you have an engineering background were you looking at schematics and stuff. No but I've been tinkering around with motorcycles and tractors and things when I was a school kid. Because there's let's face it. There's not a lot else to do on a phone so I sort of had a basic understanding of how things work so I I got a place at the Royal College of are doing something called industrial design. And I did really well. They're really out of fear because I just didn't WANNA an unemployed literally nickname. Truly I know this is not very glamorous but I had a roommate His name was Nigel. And Nigel's idea to save. Money was to take his three hundred pounds of his crawl. That's his scholarship by a shit ton of Porridge. Oats Mixed the porridge oats in the bath. Let into a Jain Biscuit smash it up with a sledgehammer freeze dry this shares and he for a year or save money on A. I mean it was insane. It was in so and you all sorts of crazy stuff just to say country kid from the country can move into the city studying fine arts. I mean I if anyone is going to be doing it. It's gotta be I mean and you know really. This was the state of of of play. Sort of looking at these stores. And you're going okay. I could buy a set of magic markers which I know. Joe Johnson used when he designed all that crazy shit for star wars or. I can eat a solid mail. You know what I'm going to have some Nigel's porridge oats from the bone. And and you do that. You would make those sacrifices because you you wanted to dream of of becoming an industrial designer or something more and of course in the back of my mind. I always dreamed of being in the film industry. I'd seen right Harry Housing of movies late night when my parents had gone to bed. The crazy monsters. I mean correct climbing amazing the Medusa. I'd seen all that I said there's no way I can ever break into that industry the closest I can get is maybe designing some sandwich offices in a flask. A little did I know that when I got to the Royal College of Art all these cool companies coming. You'd have Sony would have Panasonic have they were coming because they they will coming because they knew there was talents product. They were coming to England. They were going to Germany. They were going to Italy. They were going to France and they were head hunting. The Best of the best of the students so I got lucky so there I was. I was twenty one. I graduated with a masters degree. I didn't have a hope in hell of getting a job. In England. The country that paid for my education could not employ but suddenly Saudi and they were saying. Where is this going with you in Japan? Yeah you want. Japan wasn't just the thrill away gets so the Japanese. Come around they go. We want to look at all the portfolios. They see me and they go. Yeah okay. We'll take him so. I get a ticket to go to Tokyo. We pick you work for Sony in their Concept Design Department designing the mini disc. Which by the way half your listeners. Many Disney isn't it to the mini. This was the technology between basically the CD. And the basically what what? What we now know is the ipod technology. The failed technology between those two so they wanted to have a bunch of bright young things from Europe so I get Tokyo. I have never read anything about Japan. I get put in this very elaborate studio with German guy who specialized in laser technology. A French guy who had dreamed that one day televisions should be flat screen. Well what a crazy. Hey a British guy who was who still a lifelong friend of mine. Who is an absolute genius programmer and a couple of American guys and a Gal? Actually who came out of Texas one of the universities there who all specialized in computer science and they put us in a room. They said come up with Shit. What does that mean come up with and they said Yeah. We'll pay for you to live here. Eat LOTS OF COOL. Sushi and rest expats a room. Some Japanese guy. Big Japanese companies have been a sued probably with the committee says something to a translator says make something. Yeah and they left the door shut but he looked at me and I had a big pair doctor Martins on. Because that's what you wore from England. Said you'RE GONNA have to get rid of those because you have to wear slits Jasmine's business. You have to wear slippers and I said what are you may have to wear slippers. And he says no no. It's the culture when you come in. You have to take your shoes off a win conway. Those big ugly boots. I know I get it. I get it so but anyway We're in this place will literally exposed to Akio Morita for those that don't know Akio Morita is the original founder of Sony. He's The guy who started a company with Rice. Cookers Pre Secca war and after the war in the fifties heard that the Americans had this technology that they didn't know what to do with called the transistor and they said We. We don't really want this. And he said. I'll buy it from me. And they said show have it where it. I'm sorry so you actually were. You knew the way he would come into this room from time to time. The head of Sony. It's even more insane as Sony. That not just that multi those. Yes the guy that started the company but it's even more insane and this was such an a design inspiration the paid off in spades when it came to working with Chris Nolan inception so what we do is every week. I'd have to take my during sketches of future designs for Walkmans disc the disc and take them over Ginza. Again in this elevator and go up this very very high tech building. That searcy just looked to me like something out of Akira and I get to the top and the doors would open and suddenly. Ib In sixteenth century. Japan they'd be Tatami Mats Neural. Were and shuffle. Me In.

England Sony London Japan Tokyo Nigel Chelsea School of art America Devon Charlton Heston Akio Morita Royal College of Art David Hockney Margaret Thatcher Chris Nolan Joe Johnson BBC Chelsea School of arts Disney
"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

The Indy Mogul Podcast

12:10 min | 10 months ago

"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

"And when did you start getting into fo making in the process that eventually became what it is now? I'm very very lucky. I grew up in a small village in in in the south of England. In a place called Devon about the only thing anyone would even relate to Devon. Is I duNno? Shallow comes out of the basketballs. You know there's a whole one. Yes there's a there's a moorland out near where I live. Where you know the The story of the Hound of the Baskervilles was set. I mean if you've seen American Werewolf in London. There's a scene at the beginning. Whether to poor American boys go to a local pub and they get shunned by locals. That's where I'm from. You grew up where I'm from. I was destined to become a farmer so so you know I was destined to be this. This farmhand basically and I I said to myself I it around the age of twelve. You know you just sit a start to become who you are and I was interested in music and art and theater and TV and look. I'm Donald Right so when I grew up it was it was the incredible hulk could starsky and hearts and all this stuff was coming into me like noise from America and this was another planet. America was another planet. You can go to America or you could do is stay up late and watch BBC to your lucky seat planet of the apes that was it and I did all of that I would stay up late. My parents would be in bad getting ready to get up. Let the sheep and the chickens out and I'd stay up late and I'd be like planet. The apes is on tonight. What the and you'd watch that and the end would come and Charlton Heston drop to his knees. And Go miss the Statue of Liberty to go holy Shit. This is just blowing my mind. What am I doing here on a sheep farm in England at the Fuck Outta? Yeah so basically. I saved all my money and got a bus to London with a portfolio onto my arm and I went to the art schools in London and the first all school I I went to was Chelsea School of arts and I went for an interview only because I loved a very famous sculptor from England called Henry Moore. He did all these really weird soft kind of fat round sculptures. Anyone out there may may possibly know. His word was abstract art. Very apps you were. You were a kid on a form. Sculptors I I was looking through a book on my soul the sculpture. I thought now house so I went to Chelsea School of art. And they said you've got something and England is is a very good country in terms of giving people who maybe don't come from money scholarships so I was very lucky. I got a scholarship. I got to go to London. Go to Chelsea School of art. I did that for two years. I I'm sure I was never student in Los Angeles or New York or even Tokyo. We'll talk about that lights. But I got to London and it just exploded my brain you know. I hear were fashionable people. There were budding musicians. There were people who are starting bands. There were people who are doing in saint sculptures getting arrested because this stuff was too outrageous Zia penalty of moving from the country. To your mind. It was you know look it. It was the eighties. Margaret Thatcher was used England with an iron fist and it was sort of rebellion going on here and there and I started getting into it and I found out about these these other painters. There was David Hockney. There was Francis. Bacon all these incredible artists and I said I want to be an artist. But I'll be honest with you. I was a poor kid. I didn't come from money so I said I calm. I don't trust my own ability enough to apply for master's degree in a school. That's GonNa let me paint a bunch of Isa Teric Shit and then throw me out there to become a poor guy. Got To somehow Taylor my skills to do something that I know. I can get a solid job so I took a very conservative route into product design. Product design is when you designed like that TV that camera that kind of stuff if you have an engineering background were you looking at schematics and stuff. No but I've been tinkering around with motorcycles and tractors and things when I was a school kid. Because there's let's face it. There's not a lot else to do on a phone so I sort of had a basic understanding of how things work so I I got a place at the Royal College of are doing something called industrial design. And I did really well. They're really out of fear because I just didn't WANNA an unemployed literally nickname. Truly I know this is not very glamorous but I had a roommate His name was Nigel. And Nigel's idea to save. Money was to take his three hundred pounds of his crawl. That's his scholarship by a shit ton of Porridge. Oats Mixed the porridge oats in the bath. Let into a Jain Biscuit smash it up with a sledgehammer freeze dry this shares and he for a year or save money on A. I mean it was insane. It was in so and you all sorts of crazy stuff just to say country kid from the country can move into the city studying fine arts. I mean I if anyone is going to be doing it. It's gotta be I mean and you know really. This was the state of of of play. Sort of looking at these stores. And you're going okay. I could buy a set of magic markers which I know. Joe Johnson used when he designed all that crazy shit for star wars or. I can eat a solid mail. You know what I'm going to have some Nigel's porridge oats from the bone. And and you do that. You would make those sacrifices because you you wanted to dream of of becoming an industrial designer or something more and of course in the back of my mind. I always dreamed of being in the film industry. I'd seen right Harry Housing of movies late night when my parents had gone to bed. The crazy monsters. I mean correct climbing amazing the Medusa. I'd seen all that I said there's no way I can ever break into that industry the closest I can get is maybe designing some sandwich offices in a flask. A little did I know that when I got to the Royal College of Art all these cool companies would coming. You'd have Sony would have Panasonic have they were coming because they they will coming because they knew there was talents product. They were coming to England. They were going to Germany. They were going to Italy. They were going to France and they were head hunting. The Best of the best of the students so I got lucky so there I was. I was twenty one. I graduated with a masters degree. I didn't have a hope in hell of getting a job. In England. The country that paid for my education could not employ but suddenly Saudi and they were saying. Where is this going with you in Japan? Yeah you want. Japan wasn't just the thrill away gets so the Japanese. Come around they go. We want to look at all the portfolios. They see me and they go. Yeah okay. We'll take him so. I get a ticket to go to Tokyo. We pick you work for Sony in their Concept Design Department designing the mini disc. Which by the way half your listeners. Many Disney isn't it to the mini. This was the technology between basically the CD. And the basically what what what we now know is the ipod. Technology failed technology between those two so they wanted to have a bunch of bright young things from Europe so I get Tokyo. I have never read anything about Japan. I get put in this very elaborate studio with German guy who specialized in laser technology. A French guy who had dreamed that one day televisions should be flat screen. Well what a crazy young a British guy who was who still a lifelong friend of mine. Who is an absolute genius programmer and a couple of American guys and a Gal? Actually who came out of Texas one of the universities there who all specialized in computer science and they put us in a room. They said come up with Shit. What does that mean come up with and they said Yeah. We'll pay for you to live here. Eat LOTS OF COOL. Sushi and rich expats a room. Some Japanese guy. Big Japanese companies have been a sued probably with the committee says something to a translator. Says make something yeah. They left the door shut but he looked at me and I had a big pair doctor Martins on. Because that's what you wore from England. Said you'RE GONNA have to get rid of those because you have to wear slits Jasmine's business. You have to wear slippers and I said what do you mean after West slippers? And he says no no. It's the culture when you come in. You have to take your shoes off conway. Those big ugly boots. I know I get it. I get it so but anyway We're in this place will literally exposed to Akio Morita for those that don't know Akio Morita is the original founder of Sony. He's The guy who started a company with Rice. Cookers Pre Secca war and after the war in the fifties heard that the Americans had this technology that they didn't know what to do with called the transistor and they said We. We don't really want this. And he said. I'll buy it from me. And they said show have it where it. I'm sorry so you actually were. You knew the he would come into this room from time to time the head of Sony. It's even more insane as Sony. That not just that multi those. Yes the guy that started the company but it's even more insane and this was such an a design inspiration the paid off in spades when it came to working with Chris Nolan inception so what we do is every week. I'd have to take my during sketches of future designs for Walkmans disc the disc and take them over Ginza. Again in this elevator and go up this very very high tech building. That searcy just looked to me like something out of Akira and I get to the top and the doors would open and suddenly. Ib In sixteenth century. Japan they'd be Tatami Mats Neural. Were and shuffle. Me In.

England Sony London Japan Nigel Chelsea School of art Tokyo Devon America Charlton Heston Akio Morita Royal College of Art David Hockney Margaret Thatcher Chris Nolan Joe Johnson BBC Donald Right Chelsea School of arts
"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

The Indy Mogul Podcast

12:10 min | 10 months ago

"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

"And when did you start getting into fo making in the process that eventually became what it is now? I'm very very lucky. I grew up in a small village in in in the south of England. In a place called Devon about the only thing anyone would even relate to Devon. Is I duNno? Shallow comes out of the basketballs. You know there's a whole one. Yes there's a there's a moorland out near where I live. Where you know the The story of the Hound of the Baskervilles was set. I mean if you've seen American Werewolf in London. There's a scene at the beginning. Whether to poor American boys go to a local pub and they get shunned by locals. That's where I'm from. You grew up where I'm from. I was destined to become a farmer so so you know I was destined to be this. This farmhand basically and I I said to myself I it around the age of twelve. You know you just sit a start to become who you are and I was interested in music and art and theater and TV and look. I'm not right so when I grew up it was it was the incredible hulk could starsky and hearts and all this stuff was coming into me like noise from America and this was another planet. America was another planet. You can go to America or you could do is stay up late and watch BBC to your lucky seat planet of the apes that was it and I did all of that I would stay up late. My parents would be in bad getting ready to get up. Let the sheep and the chickens out and I'd stay up late and I'd be like planet. The apes is on tonight. What the and you'd watch that and the end would come and Charlton Heston drop to his knees. And Go miss the Statue of Liberty to go holy Shit. This is just blowing my mind. What am I doing here on a sheep farm in England at the Fuck Outta? Yeah so basically. I saved all my money and got a bus to London with a portfolio onto my arm and I went to the art schools in London in the first aisle school I I went to was Chelsea School of arts and I went for an interview only because I loved a very famous sculptor from England called Henry Moore. He did all these really weird soft kind of fat round sculptures. Anyone out there may may possibly know. His word was abstract art. Very apps you were. You were a kid on a form. Sculptors I I was looking through a book on my soul the sculpture. I thought now house so I went to Chelsea School of art. And they said you've got something and England is is a very good country in terms of giving people who maybe don't come from money scholarships so I was very lucky. I got a scholarship. I got to go to London. Go to Chelsea School of art. I did that for two years. I I'm sure I was never student in Los Angeles or New York or even Tokyo. We'll talk about that lights. But I got to London and it just exploded my brain you know. I hear were fashionable people. There were budding musicians. There were people who are starting bands. There were people who are doing in saint sculptures getting arrested because this stuff was too outrageous Zia penalty of moving from the country. To your mind. It was you know look it. It was the eighties. Margaret Thatcher was used England with an iron fist and it was sort of rebellion going on here and there and I started getting into it and I found out about these these other painters. There was David Hockney. There was Francis. Bacon all these incredible artists and I said I want to be an artist. But I'll be honest with you. I was a kid. I didn't come from money so I said I calm. I don't trust my own ability enough to apply for master's degree in a school. That's GonNa let me paint a bunch of Isa Teric Shit and then throw me out there to become a poor guy. Got To somehow Taylor my skills to do something that I know. I can get a solid job so I took a very conservative route into product design. Product design is when you designed like that TV that camera that kind of stuff if you have an engineering background were you looking at schematics and stuff. No but I've been tinkering around with motorcycles and tractors and things when I was a school kid. Because there's let's face it. There's not a lot else to do on a phone so I sort of had a basic understanding of how things work so I I got a place at the Royal College of are doing something called industrial design. And I did really well. They're really out of fear because I just didn't WANNA an unemployed literally nickname. Truly I know this is not very glamorous but I had a roommate His name was Nigel. And Nigel's idea to save. Money was to take his three hundred pounds of his crawl. That's his scholarship by a shit ton of Porridge. Oats Mixed the porridge oats in the bath. Let into a Jain Biscuit smash it up with a sledgehammer freeze dry this shares and he for a year or save money on A. I mean it was insane. It was in so and you all sorts of crazy stuff just to say country kid from the country can move into the city studying fine arts. I mean I if anyone is going to be doing it. It's gotta be I mean and you know really. This was the state of of of play. Sort of looking at these stores. And you're going okay. I could buy a set of magic markers which I know. Joe Johnson used when he designed all that crazy shit for star wars or. I can eat a solid mail. You know what I'm going to have some Nigel's porridge oats from the bone. And and you do that. You would make those sacrifices because you you wanted to dream of of becoming an industrial designer or something more and of course in the back of my mind. I always dreamed of being in the film industry. I'd seen right Harry Housing of movies late night when my parents had gone to bed. The crazy monsters. I mean correct climbing amazing the Medusa. I'd seen all that I said there's no way I can ever break into that industry the closest I can get is maybe designing some sandwich offices in a flask. A little did I know that when I got to the Royal College of Art all these cool companies coming. You'd have Sony would have Panasonic have they were coming because they they will coming because they knew there was talents product. They were coming to England. They were going to Germany. They were going to Italy. They were going to France and they were head hunting. The Best of the best of the students so I got lucky so there I was. I was twenty one. I graduated with a masters degree. I didn't have a hope in hell of getting a job. In England. The country that paid for my education could not employ but suddenly Saudi and they were saying. Where is this going with you in Japan? Yeah you want. Japan wasn't just the thrill away gets so the Japanese. Come around they go. We want to look at all the portfolios. They see me and they go. Yeah okay. We'll take him so. I get a ticket to go to Tokyo. We pick you work for Sony in their Concept Design Department designing the mini disc. Which by the way half your listeners. Many Disney isn't it to the mini. This was the technology between basically the CD. And the basically what what? What we now know is the ipod technology. The failed technology between those two so they wanted to have a bunch of bright young things from Europe so I get Tokyo. I have never read anything about Japan. I get put in this very elaborate studio with German guy who specialized in laser technology. A French guy who had dreamed that one day televisions should be flat screen. Well what a crazy. Hey a British guy who was who still a lifelong friend of mine. Who is an absolute genius programmer and a couple of American guys and a Gal? Actually who came out of Texas one of the universities there who all specialized in computer science and they put us in a room. They said come up with Shit. What does that mean come up with and they said Yeah. We'll pay for you to live here. Eat LOTS OF COOL. Sushi and rest expats a room. Some Japanese guy. Big Japanese companies have been a sued probably with the committee says something to a translator says make something. Yeah and they left the door shut but he looked at me and I had a big pair doctor Martins on. Because that's what you wore from England. Said you'RE GONNA have to get rid of those because you have to wear slits Jasmine's business. You have to wear slippers and I said what are you may have to wear slippers. And he says no no. It's the culture when you come in. You have to take your shoes off a win conway. Those big ugly boots. I know I get it. I get it so but anyway We're in this place will literally exposed to Akio Morita for those that don't know Akio Morita is the original founder of Sony. He's The guy who started a company with Rice. Cookers Pre Secca war and after the war in the fifties heard that the Americans had this technology that they didn't know what to do with called the transistor and they said We. We don't really want this. And he said. I'll buy it from me. And they said show have it where it. I'm sorry so you actually were. You knew the way he would come into this room from time to time. The head of Sony. It's even more insane as Sony. That not just that multi those. Yes the guy that started the company but it's even more insane and this was such an a design inspiration the paid off in spades when it came to working with Chris Nolan inception so what we do is every week. I'd have to take my during sketches of future designs for Walkmans disc the disc and take them over Ginza. Again in this elevator and go up this very very high tech building. That searcy just looked to me like something out of Akira and I get to the top and the doors would open and suddenly. Ib In sixteenth century. Japan they'd be Tatami Mats Neural. Were and shuffle. Me In.

England Sony London Japan Tokyo Nigel Chelsea School of art America Devon Charlton Heston Akio Morita Royal College of Art David Hockney Margaret Thatcher Chris Nolan Joe Johnson BBC Chelsea School of arts Disney
"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

The Indy Mogul Podcast

12:10 min | 10 months ago

"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

"And when did you start getting into fo making in the process that eventually became what it is now? I'm very very lucky. I grew up in a small village in in in the south of England. In a place called Devon about the only thing anyone would even relate to Devon. Is I duNno? Shallow comes out of the basketballs. You know there's a whole one. Yes there's a there's a moorland out near where I live. Where you know the The story of the Hound of the Baskervilles was set. I mean if you've seen American Werewolf in London. There's a scene at the beginning. Whether to poor American boys go to a local pub and they get shunned by locals. That's where I'm from. You grew up where I'm from. I was destined to become a farmer so so you know I was destined to be this. This farmhand basically and I I said to myself I it around the age of twelve. You know you just sit a start to become who you are and I was interested in music and art and theater and TV and look. I'm Donald Right so when I grew up it was it was the incredible hulk could starsky and hearts and all this stuff was coming into me like noise from America and this was another planet. America was another planet. You can go to America or you could do is stay up late and watch BBC to your lucky seat planet of the apes that was it and I did all of that I would stay up late. My parents would be in bad getting ready to get up. Let the sheep and the chickens out and I'd stay up late and I'd be like planet. The apes is on tonight. What the and you'd watch that and the end would come and Charlton Heston drop to his knees. And Go miss the Statue of Liberty to go holy Shit. This is just blowing my mind. What am I doing here on a sheep farm in England at the Fuck Outta? Yeah so basically. I saved all my money and got a bus to London with a portfolio onto my arm and I went to the art schools in London and the first all school I I went to was Chelsea School of arts and I went for an interview only because I loved a very famous sculptor from England called Henry Moore. He did all these really weird soft kind of fat round sculptures. Anyone out there may may possibly know. His word was abstract art. Very apps you were. You were a kid on a form. Sculptors I I was looking through a book on my soul the sculpture. I thought now house so I went to Chelsea School of art. And they said you've got something and England is is a very good country in terms of giving people who maybe don't come from money scholarships so I was very lucky. I got a scholarship. I got to go to London. Go to Chelsea School of art. I did that for two years. I I'm sure I was never student in Los Angeles or New York or even Tokyo. We'll talk about that lights. But I got to London and it just exploded my brain you know. I hear were fashionable people. There were budding musicians. There were people who are starting bands. There were people who are doing in saint sculptures getting arrested because this stuff was too outrageous Zia penalty of moving from the country. To your mind. It was you know look it. It was the eighties. Margaret Thatcher was used England with an iron fist and it was sort of rebellion going on here and there and I started getting into it and I found out about these these other painters. There was David Hockney. There was Francis. Bacon all these incredible artists and I said I want to be an artist. But I'll be honest with you. I was a poor kid. I didn't come from money so I said I calm. I don't trust my own ability enough to apply for master's degree in a school. That's GonNa let me paint a bunch of Isa Teric Shit and then throw me out there to become a poor guy. Got To somehow Taylor my skills to do something that I know. I can get a solid job so I took a very conservative route into product design. Product design is when you designed like that TV that camera that kind of stuff if you have an engineering background were you looking at schematics and stuff. No but I've been tinkering around with motorcycles and tractors and things when I was a school kid. Because there's let's face it. There's not a lot else to do on a phone so I sort of had a basic understanding of how things work so I I got a place at the Royal College of are doing something called industrial design. And I did really well. They're really out of fear because I just didn't WANNA an unemployed literally Hickam and I know this is not very glamorous but I had a roommate His name was Nigel. And Nigel's idea to save. Money was to take his three hundred pounds of his crawl. That's his scholarship by a shit ton of Porridge. Oats Mixed the porridge oats in the bath. Let into a Jain Biscuit smash it up with a sledgehammer freeze dry this shares and he for a year or save money on A. I mean it was insane. It was in so and you all sorts of crazy stuff just to say country kid from the country can move into the city studying fine arts. I mean I if anyone is going to be doing it. It's gotta be I mean and you know really. This was the state of of of play. Sort of looking at these stores. And you're going okay. I could buy a set of magic markers which I know. Joe Johnson used when he designed all that crazy shit for star wars or. I can eat a solid mail. You know what I'm going to have some Nigel's porridge oats from the bone. And and you do that. You would make those sacrifices because you you wanted to dream of of becoming an industrial designer or something more and of course in the back of my mind. I always dreamed of being in the film industry. I'd seen right Harry Housing of movies late night when my parents had gone to bed. The crazy monsters. I mean correct climbing amazing the Medusa. I'd seen all that I said there's no way I can ever break into that industry the closest I can get is maybe designing some sandwich offices in a flask. A little did I know that when I got to the Royal College of Art all these cool companies would coming. You'd have Sony would have Panasonic have they were coming because they they will coming because they knew there was talents product. They were coming to England. They were going to Germany. They were going to Italy. They were going to France and they were head hunting. The Best of the best of the students so I got lucky so there I was. I was twenty one. I graduated with a masters degree. I didn't have a hope in hell of getting a job. In England. The country that paid for my education could not employ but suddenly Saudi and they were saying. Where is this going with you in Japan? Yeah you want. Japan wasn't just the thrill away gets so the Japanese. Come around they go. We want to look at all the portfolios. They see me and they go. Yeah okay. We'll take him so. I get a ticket to go to Tokyo. We pick you work for Sony in their Concept Design Department designing the mini disc. Which by the way half your listeners. Many Disney isn't it to the mini. This was the technology between basically the CD. And the basically what what what we now know is the ipod. Technology failed technology between those two so they wanted to have a bunch of bright young things from Europe so I get Tokyo. I have never read anything about Japan. I get put in this very elaborate studio with German guy who specialized in laser technology. A French guy who had dreamed that one day televisions should be flat screen. Well what a crazy. Hey a British guy who was who still a lifelong friend of mine. Who is an absolute genius programmer and a couple of American guys and a Gal? Actually who came out of Texas one of the universities there who all specialized in computer science and they put us in a room. They said come up with Shit. What does that mean come up with and they said Yeah. We'll pay for you to live here. Eat LOTS OF COOL. Sushi and rest expats a room. Some Japanese guy. Big Japanese companies have been a sued probably with the committee says something to a translator. Says make something yeah. They left the door shut but he looked at me and I had a big pair doctor Martins on. Because that's what you wore from England. Said you'RE GONNA have to get rid of those because you have to wear slits Jasmine's business. You have to wear slippers and I said what do you mean after West slippers? And he says no no. It's the culture when you come in. You have to take your shoes off conway. Those big ugly boots. I know I get it. I get it so but anyway We're in this place will literally exposed to Akio Morita for those that don't know Akio Morita is the original founder of Sony. He's The guy who started a company with Rice. Cookers Pre Secca war and after the war in the fifties heard that the Americans had this technology that they didn't know what to do with called the transistor and they said We. We don't really want this. And he said. I'll buy it from me. And they said show have it where it. I'm sorry so you actually were. You knew the he would come into this room from time to time the head of Sony. It's even more insane as Sony. That not just that multi those. Yes the guy that started the company but it's even more insane and this was such an a design inspiration the paid off in spades when it came to working with Chris Nolan inception so what we do is every week. I'd have to take my during sketches of future designs for Walkmans disc the disc and take them over Ginza. Again in this elevator and go up this very very high tech building. That searcy just looked to me like something out of Akira and I get to the top and the doors would open and suddenly. Ib In sixteenth century. Japan they'd be Tatami Mats Neural. Were and shuffle. Me In.

England Sony London Japan Nigel Chelsea School of art Tokyo Devon America Charlton Heston Akio Morita Royal College of Art David Hockney Margaret Thatcher Chris Nolan Joe Johnson BBC Donald Right Chelsea School of arts
"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

The Indy Mogul Podcast

12:10 min | 10 months ago

"tatami mat" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast

"And when did you start getting into fo making in the process that eventually became what it is now? I'm very very lucky. I grew up in a small village in in in the south of England. In a place called Devon about the only thing anyone would even relate to Devon. Is I duNno? Shallow comes out of the basketballs. You know there's a whole one. Yes there's a there's a moorland out near where I live. Where you know the The story of the Hound of the Baskervilles was set. I mean if you've seen American Werewolf in London. There's a scene at the beginning. Whether to poor American boys go to a local pub and they get shunned by locals. That's where I'm from. You grew up where I'm from. I was destined to become a farmer so so you know I was destined to be this. This farmhand basically and I I said to myself I it around the age of twelve. You know you just sit a start to become who you are and I was interested in music and art and theater and TV and look. I'm not right so when I grew up it was it was the incredible hulk could starsky and hearts and all this stuff was coming into me like noise from America and this was another planet. America was another planet. You can go to America or you could do is stay up late and watch BBC to your lucky seat planet of the apes that was it and I did all of that I would stay up late. My parents would be in bad getting ready to get up. Let the sheep and the chickens out and I'd stay up late and I'd be like planet. The apes is on tonight. What the and you'd watch that and the end would come and Charlton Heston drop to his knees. And Go miss the Statue of Liberty to go holy Shit. This is just blowing my mind. What am I doing here on a sheep farm in England at the Fuck Outta? Yeah so basically. I saved all my money and got a bus to London with a portfolio onto my arm and I went to the art schools in London in the first aisle school I I went to was Chelsea School of arts and I went for an interview only because I loved a very famous sculptor from England called Henry Moore. He did all these really weird soft kind of fat round sculptures. Anyone out there may may possibly know. His word was abstract art. Very apps you were. You were a kid on a form. Sculptors I I was looking through a book on my soul the sculpture. I thought now house so I went to Chelsea School of art. And they said you've got something and England is is a very good country in terms of giving people who maybe don't come from money scholarships so I was very lucky. I got a scholarship. I got to go to London. Go to Chelsea School of art. I did that for two years. I I'm sure I was never student in Los Angeles or New York or even Tokyo. We'll talk about that lights. But I got to London and it just exploded my brain you know. I hear were fashionable people. There were budding musicians. There were people who are starting bands. There were people who are doing in saint sculptures getting arrested because this stuff was too outrageous Zia penalty of moving from the country. To your mind. It was you know look it. It was the eighties. Margaret Thatcher was used England with an iron fist and it was sort of rebellion going on here and there and I started getting into it and I found out about these these other painters. There was David Hockney. There was Francis. Bacon all these incredible artists and I said I want to be an artist. But I'll be honest with you. I was a kid. I didn't come from money so I said I calm. I don't trust my own ability enough to apply for master's degree in a school. That's GonNa let me paint a bunch of Isa Teric Shit and then throw me out there to become a poor guy. Got To somehow Taylor my skills to do something that I know. I can get a solid job so I took a very conservative route into product design. Product design is when you designed like that TV that camera that kind of stuff if you have an engineering background were you looking at schematics and stuff. No but I've been tinkering around with motorcycles and tractors and things when I was a school kid. Because there's let's face it. There's not a lot else to do on a phone so I sort of had a basic understanding of how things work so I I got a place at the Royal College of are doing something called industrial design. And I did really well. They're really out of fear because I just didn't WANNA an unemployed literally nickname. Truly I know this is not very glamorous but I had a roommate His name was Nigel. And Nigel's idea to save. Money was to take his three hundred pounds of his crawl. That's his scholarship by a shit ton of Porridge. Oats Mixed the porridge oats in the bath. Let into a Jain Biscuit smash it up with a sledgehammer freeze dry this shares and he for a year or save money on A. I mean it was insane. It was in so and you all sorts of crazy stuff just to say country kid from the country can move into the city studying fine arts. I mean I if anyone is going to be doing it. It's gotta be I mean and you know really. This was the state of of of play. Sort of looking at these stores. And you're going okay. I could buy a set of magic markers which I know. Joe Johnson used when he designed all that crazy shit for star wars or. I can eat a solid mail. You know what I'm going to have some Nigel's porridge oats from the bone. And and you do that. You would make those sacrifices because you you wanted to dream of of becoming an industrial designer or something more and of course in the back of my mind. I always dreamed of being in the film industry. I'd seen right Harry Housing of movies late night when my parents had gone to bed. The crazy monsters. I mean correct climbing amazing the Medusa. I'd seen all that I said there's no way I can ever break into that industry the closest I can get is maybe designing some sandwich offices in a flask. A little did I know that when I got to the Royal College of Art all these cool companies coming. You'd have Sony would have Panasonic have they were coming because they they will coming because they knew there was talents product. They were coming to England. They were going to Germany. They were going to Italy. They were going to France and they were head hunting. The Best of the best of the students so I got lucky so there I was. I was twenty one. I graduated with a masters degree. I didn't have a hope in hell of getting a job. In England. The country that paid for my education could not employ but suddenly Saudi and they were saying. Where is this going with you in Japan? Yeah you want. Japan wasn't just the thrill away gets so the Japanese. Come around they go. We want to look at all the portfolios. They see me and they go. Yeah okay. We'll take him so. I get a ticket to go to Tokyo. We pick you work for Sony in their Concept Design Department designing the mini disc. Which by the way half your listeners. Many Disney isn't it to the mini. This was the technology between basically the CD. And the basically what what? What we now know is the ipod technology. The failed technology between those two so they wanted to have a bunch of bright young things from Europe so I get Tokyo. I have never read anything about Japan. I get put in this very elaborate studio with German guy who specialized in laser technology. A French guy who had dreamed that one day televisions should be flat screen. Well what a crazy. Hey a British guy who was who still a lifelong friend of mine. Who is an absolute genius programmer and a couple of American guys and a Gal? Actually who came out of Texas one of the universities there who all specialized in computer science and they put us in a room. They said come up with Shit. What does that mean come up with and they said Yeah. We'll pay for you to live here. Eat LOTS OF COOL. Sushi and rest expats a room. Some Japanese guy. Big Japanese companies have been a sued probably with the committee says something to a translator says make something. Yeah and they left the door shut but he looked at me and I had a big pair doctor Martins on. Because that's what you wore from England. Said you'RE GONNA have to get rid of those because you have to wear slits Jasmine's business. You have to wear slippers and I said what are you may have to wear slippers. And he says no no. It's the culture when you come in. You have to take your shoes off a win conway. Those big ugly boots. I know I get it. I get it so but anyway We're in this place will literally exposed to Akio Morita for those that don't know Akio Morita is the original founder of Sony. He's The guy who started a company with Rice. Cookers Pre Secca war and after the war in the fifties heard that the Americans had this technology that they didn't know what to do with called the transistor and they said We. We don't really want this. And he said. I'll buy it from me. And they said show have it where it. I'm sorry so you actually were. You knew the way he would come into this room from time to time. The head of Sony. It's even more insane as Sony. That not just that multi those. Yes the guy that started the company but it's even more insane and this was such an a design inspiration the paid off in spades when it came to working with Chris Nolan inception so what we do is every week. I'd have to take my during sketches of future designs for Walkmans disc the disc and take them over Ginza. Again in this elevator and go up this very very high tech building. That searcy just looked to me like something out of Akira and I get to the top and the doors would open and suddenly. Ib In sixteenth century. Japan they'd be Tatami Mats Neural. Were and shuffle. Me In.

England Sony London Japan Tokyo Nigel Chelsea School of art America Devon Charlton Heston Akio Morita Royal College of Art David Hockney Margaret Thatcher Chris Nolan Joe Johnson BBC Chelsea School of arts Disney
"tatami mat" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

09:30 min | 10 months ago

"tatami mat" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

"Coming up on this episode of the Doctors Pharmacy. Agriculture is the single biggest impact the the the humans have on the planet marketing and ranching food production is the thing we do with the greatest impact on the planet. Soil degradation is a global problem and the implications are pretty massive. The balance of our climate ecosystems food security in health are all on the line in this mini episode. Dr Hyman sits down with bestselling author. Miriam Horn as she. Shares one farmers efforts to rebuild the ecosystem at the soil using regenerative agriculture. And you really you know in your book rancher farmer Fishman. You're really kind of made the connection between the food we eat and the environment which a lot of people don't make that connection. You found an extraordinary farmer. multigeneration farmer who had an awakening Justin cough and a and he. He changed his whole way of practicing agriculture in the Midwest in basically the grain belt. And tell us about him and how he had as a weakening and what he's done in house transformed his form in those around him. Well suggestions is a fifth generation farmer and he went to college just us when there was this explosion in soil microbiology when people were really starting to understand the complexity and the importance of the soil microbiome so that was the focus because of his study was understanding. This incredible. What one of the farmers calls a little city underground where everyone's working together where fungi and bacteria are working together? Her to nourish the crops to hold the soil to build carbon in the soil to trap water to do to protect human health to protect plant health to all these critical critical things so so justin came back from college understanding that his most important job was to take care of those microbes that that's what he was really. Farming was the soil L. Microbes. And that the way to do that wasn't a platform rooms a soil this soil farmer and that the way to do that was to farm as much like the prairie as does he could be to emulate the native ecosystem that he lived in this lawsuit now lost prairie this period that had been ripped up by the sod busters to get to make his farm as much like the native Peres he could so that meant never plowing the soil you seed by blowing the seed into the soil. It meant leaving everything on top of the soil. The residues The living plants dead plants. You just leave it there as kind of armor And the holes like a mulch. Yes exactly but the huge scale because he takes when he harvests his weed or his soy he takes the grain out and he leaves absolutely everything everything else in the field. So it's like a ten five foot Tatami Mat so there is no erosion there's an wind erosion there's no rain erosion. It keeps his soils cool pool. Even when it's blisteringly hot in Kansas. I mean one of the greatest things about it. Is that these so microbes that are his most important charges charges when you plow so when you plough soil and you full that residue into the soil. It's like a big Gulp. Basically for those microbes. You're you're delivering them with a hit of nutrients that totally screws up the the balance of microbes. You get a huge overgrowth of bacteria at the expense of fungi. Yeah the bacteria eat through all the organic matter and respond to it as co two your fungi. which are the ones that are really doing all the hard work they are the ones that put out these these beautiful wonderful finger silvery fingers that bring nutrients to the plant? They get choked out by the back so important microcosm in the soil. Fast us at work of fungi. That actually is so critical for maintaining the soil health and even fixes methane which is pretty interesting. The bacteria hear that right. There's nothing fixing mcteer in the soil that help protect against the off gassing from the cows right well that you know more about you should tell me about that. Because I don't know a lot about millennials. Okay well you grasp cows. The you know you're still going to have methane. It's still going to cause. Climate change is far more dangerous. Turn Co two but we know now that the when you have rich grasslands Ashland's that actually there's methane fixing bacteria and fungi in there that hold back the met. That's why we had sixty million buffalo climate change. Well they certainly i. I mean that's fantastic. Hasek they certainly hold carbon. I mean you look at just in soils now and again. His model is the prairie so his metric is the prairie. So it's how close can you get to the levels of carbon and organic matter and the diversity and vitality of the microbiome in the native prairie. We still have some so you can go measure it and say and just in his you know he he his family had farmed since eighteen. Sixty five the old way. He's been farming the new way for about twenty years in in that twenty years he has rebuilt half the carbon that is in the native prairie. He's fixed that carbon in the ground. Because these again this all this organic matter. It's this kind in Goo that holds nutrients in the soil and these fun guy. They act she likes wrap their arms around the carbon and hold it there and the other really important thing in an ecosystem like Kansas which is some of the most extreme weather on earth the great lands and becoming more extreme. All the time is that if view if you don't plow the soil you know when you plough it's like when you ripped steel through soil. It's like a tornado and and an earthquake at the same time you scramble these microbial communities you rip apart these symbiotic relationships and you completely collapsed their world. The healthy soil looks like a coral reef. It's Ville of air and space for water. Plowed soil is just too hard pan that nothing can permeate so because Justin Justin dozen plow if he has a plan if he grows a plant like a radish or an Alfalfa plant that puts down a big old tap route. Ten or twenty or thirty feet down that not channel stays there when and so water can get you into his soil all the way down. The beauty of this kind of farming is it actually allows us to save the water. You're and complete the cycle of carbon. So we don't create emissions lead to climate change very powerful and just doesn't he doesn't aggregate he's able because he farms in this way that keeps us his soils cool and that captures every drop rainwater. He has no arrogation on his extraordinary right. And so you think about these. These as far as it used mass amounts of aggregation and then what happens is when there. There's drought no they can't grow food and when there's rain the soils can't hold the water because their depleted soils and they leads to floods which is why we see. This cycle of drugs dreads flouts clouds and drugs. It's mixing the whole world up and carrying a ton of pollutants into the water. which you don't want you know when soil is eroding? So is everything else like nitrogen that you don't want in your waterways and you know and it's a global issue I mean. There're a lot of people who think who can trace including the Joint Chiefs of Staff if who trace a lot of social instability in the world and even terrorism back to the depletion of soils to drought if people are starving if if they if if they're soils are depleted and they can't grow anything and they're displaced off their farms. They are extremely susceptible to radicalization and Tom Friedman in an writes about once a year he writes that column. I think there's a lot of legitimacy too it's true. I remember reading this book. That that You know we had sixty million bison we kill them all basically deprive the native Americans of their food supply and then you know fast forward into the thirties and we had the dust bowl bowl and they work connected because we protected the soils with the Bison and now we had none of that and then there was a scene in the book where caucus to ground where the the dust bowl was rolling into Washington. DC into Congress while the guy was testifying about what we need to do about it. And it forced the regulators to actually actually do something about it well and and Justin's family there are people who still remember it. Remember this wall ten thousand thousand feet high and two hundred miles wide of dust rolling across the prayer and thousands and two hundred miles across it. Stripped ten. Ten million acres of soil soil is essentially non-renewable and it destroyed millions of livelihoods and so that memory Murray Justin lives in that dust bowl region. He lives in the area that was depleted in that way and that memory. You know it's what led to the creation of the natural resource conservation service that the soil conservation service in the US government but also it really was planted the seeds for this revolution away from plowing because applying was had really set the laid the groundwork for that disaster stripped and eroded land produces less nutritious foods and less overall yield over time it also causes a land to become barren desolate revitalizing. Old Farming Methods. Could be our food supply and our planet saving grace incorporating agricultural animals also so plays a central role in creating a productive and successful regenerative farm when cattles are raised outdoors grazing on pasture for the right amount of time. They forced the planet to draw more carbon.

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Regenerative Farming: Could This Be Our Saving Grace?

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

08:51 min | 10 months ago

Regenerative Farming: Could This Be Our Saving Grace?

"Degradation is a global problem and the implications are pretty massive. The balance of our climate ecosystems food security in health are all on the line in this mini episode. Dr Hyman sits down with bestselling author. Miriam Horn as she. Shares one farmers efforts to rebuild the ecosystem at the soil using regenerative agriculture. And you really you know in your book rancher farmer Fishman. You're really kind of made the connection between the food we eat and the environment which a lot of people don't make that connection. You found an extraordinary farmer. multigeneration farmer who had an awakening Justin cough and a and he. He changed his whole way of practicing agriculture in the Midwest in basically the grain belt. And tell us about him and how he had as a weakening and what he's done in house transformed his form in those around him. Well suggestions is a fifth generation farmer and he went to college just us when there was this explosion in soil microbiology when people were really starting to understand the complexity and the importance of the soil microbiome so that was the focus because of his study was understanding. This incredible. What one of the farmers calls a little city underground where everyone's working together where fungi and bacteria are working together? Her to nourish the crops to hold the soil to build carbon in the soil to trap water to do to protect human health to protect plant health to all these critical critical things so so justin came back from college understanding that his most important job was to take care of those microbes that that's what he was really. Farming was the soil L. Microbes. And that the way to do that wasn't a platform rooms a soil this soil farmer and that the way to do that was to farm as much like the prairie as does he could be to emulate the native ecosystem that he lived in this lawsuit now lost prairie this period that had been ripped up by the sod busters to get to make his farm as much like the native Peres he could so that meant never plowing the soil you seed by blowing the seed into the soil. It meant leaving everything on top of the soil. The residues The living plants dead plants. You just leave it there as kind of armor And the holes like a mulch. Yes exactly but the huge scale because he takes when he harvests his weed or his soy he takes the grain out and he leaves absolutely everything everything else in the field. So it's like a ten five foot Tatami Mat so there is no erosion there's an wind erosion there's no rain erosion. It keeps his soils cool pool. Even when it's blisteringly hot in Kansas. I mean one of the greatest things about it. Is that these so microbes that are his most important charges charges when you plow so when you plough soil and you full that residue into the soil. It's like a big Gulp. Basically for those microbes. You're you're delivering them with a hit of nutrients that totally screws up the the balance of microbes. You get a huge overgrowth of bacteria at the expense of fungi. Yeah the bacteria eat through all the organic matter and respond to it as co two your fungi. which are the ones that are really doing all the hard work they are the ones that put out these these beautiful wonderful finger silvery fingers that bring nutrients to the plant? They get choked out by the back so important microcosm in the soil. Fast us at work of fungi. That actually is so critical for maintaining the soil health and even fixes methane which is pretty interesting. The bacteria hear that right. There's nothing fixing mcteer in the soil that help protect against the off gassing from the cows right well that you know more about you should tell me about that. Because I don't know a lot about millennials. Okay well you grasp cows. The you know you're still going to have methane. It's still going to cause. Climate change is far more dangerous. Turn Co two but we know now that the when you have rich grasslands Ashland's that actually there's methane fixing bacteria and fungi in there that hold back the met. That's why we had sixty million buffalo climate change. Well they certainly i. I mean that's fantastic. Hasek they certainly hold carbon. I mean you look at just in soils now and again. His model is the prairie so his metric is the prairie. So it's how close can you get to the levels of carbon and organic matter and the diversity and vitality of the microbiome in the native prairie. We still have some so you can go measure it and say and just in his you know he he his family had farmed since eighteen. Sixty five the old way. He's been farming the new way for about twenty years in in that twenty years he has rebuilt half the carbon that is in the native prairie. He's fixed that carbon in the ground. Because these again this all this organic matter. It's this kind in Goo that holds nutrients in the soil and these fun guy. They act she likes wrap their arms around the carbon and hold it there and the other really important thing in an ecosystem like Kansas which is some of the most extreme weather on earth the great lands and becoming more extreme. All the time is that if view if you don't plow the soil you know when you plough it's like when you ripped steel through soil. It's like a tornado and and an earthquake at the same time you scramble these microbial communities you rip apart these symbiotic relationships and you completely collapsed their world. The healthy soil looks like a coral reef. It's Ville of air and space for water. Plowed soil is just too hard pan that nothing can permeate so because Justin Justin dozen plow if he has a plan if he grows a plant like a radish or an Alfalfa plant that puts down a big old tap route. Ten or twenty or thirty feet down that not channel stays there when and so water can get you into his soil all the way down. The beauty of this kind of farming is it actually allows us to save the water. You're and complete the cycle of carbon. So we don't create emissions lead to climate change very powerful and just doesn't he doesn't aggregate he's able because he farms in this way that keeps us his soils cool and that captures every drop rainwater. He has no arrogation on his extraordinary right. And so you think about these. These as far as it used mass amounts of aggregation and then what happens is when there. There's drought no they can't grow food and when there's rain the soils can't hold the water because their depleted soils and they leads to floods which is why we see. This cycle of drugs dreads flouts clouds and drugs. It's mixing the whole world up and carrying a ton of pollutants into the water. which you don't want you know when soil is eroding? So is everything else like nitrogen that you don't want in your waterways and you know and it's a global issue I mean. There're a lot of people who think who can trace including the Joint Chiefs of Staff if who trace a lot of social instability in the world and even terrorism back to the depletion of soils to drought if people are starving if if they if if they're soils are depleted and they can't grow anything and they're displaced off their farms. They are extremely susceptible to radicalization and Tom Friedman in an writes about once a year he writes that column. I think there's a lot of legitimacy too it's true. I remember reading this book. That that You know we had sixty million bison we kill them all basically deprive the native Americans of their food supply and then you know fast forward into the thirties and we had the dust bowl bowl and they work connected because we protected the soils with the Bison and now we had none of that and then there was a scene in the book where caucus to ground where the the dust bowl was rolling into Washington. DC into Congress while the guy was testifying about what we need to do about it. And it forced the regulators to actually actually do something about it well and and Justin's family there are people who still remember it. Remember this wall ten thousand thousand feet high and two hundred miles wide of dust rolling across the prayer and thousands and two hundred miles across it. Stripped ten. Ten million acres of soil soil is essentially non-renewable and it destroyed millions of livelihoods and so that memory Murray Justin lives in that dust bowl region. He lives in the area that was depleted in that way and that memory. You know it's what led to the creation of the natural resource conservation service that the soil conservation service in the US government but also it really was planted the seeds for this revolution away from plowing because applying was had really set the laid the groundwork for that disaster

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"tatami mat" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

10:45 min | 1 year ago

"tatami mat" Discussed on WJR 760

"More like a skate a fourteen million dollar bond in this passports confiscated in proof he fled the country in Japan Carlos Ghosn was thought of as a Titan of the auto industry Chris matic Basov automakers Nissan and Mitsubishi move motors he was one of the country's most recognizable faces well he certainly became one when he was fired after being arrested in November two thousand eighteen at suspicion of financial misconduct the terms of his one point five billion yen bell that's thirteen point eight million dollars require that he remain in Japan in advance of this trial which is set for twenty twenty he was deemed a flight risks of gone three passports were confiscated held by his defense team in order that he could not leave the country even then he was placed under strict surveillance he was subject to restrictions on the use of his phones and computers if you could leave us Tokyo apartment without everybody knowing that how did he just managed to flee the country as of today gold is gone and joining us to talk about this mystery is Paul Eisenstein chief of the Detroit bureau dot com politics dress good to be with her this is unbelievable mystery it is it is the big story of the new decade and frankly it would have been the big story of any decade I've covered the business it is unbelievable and and it's something that's unbelievable as we're we're hearing part pieces and parts of the story from him himself he's actually posting some things and and sharing some some information or at least his feelings and and the allegations against them right well he is taking the offensive since the beginning even before he was finally given bail the first time and remember he was in jail on and off for about four months of before he finally got out before he got the ill long enough to be able to stay out and at least be on his own under incredible surveillance for the last six eight months he's been very very blunt about what he calls a travesty of Japanese justice and frankly he's put a spotlight on Japan and how they handle crime over there but we're we're just sitting here trying to figure out how does a man who is being watched closely this kept out of an island nation give us an idea of of how big Carlos Ghosn is in Japan I mean can you give us a comparison somebody over here that you know how how famous this guy is a well known or how how big he is what he he wasn't say Henry Ford or or the like but he might have been up there were with Hank the deuce and record the second Lee Iacocca over the like Ameritech Lee would probably be one of the year one of the good comparisons it's interesting when you note that at two at one point they actually made a comic book about two dot Carlos Ghosn back in the early or was it the year or early aughts because he was so famous for having taken the nearly bankrupt Nissan motor company and bring them back remember Nissan not all that long ago combined as part of this were no Nissan Mitsubishi alliance climbed up to become the world's best selling auto group asin not only General Motors with VW and Toyota so yeah he was massively famous over there yeah it's hard to imagine not Lee Iacocca just as suddenly up popping out of his apartment and disappearing out of metro airport and being gone when I when all eyes are on him that that that's amazing for sure I I I you know when you I follow the courts a lot and and and people talk about flight risk and clearly they felt he was a flight risk because they took away all as passports right in in his bond have you one point five billion yen yeah Hey what's a yeah and here and there but that translates to thirteen point eight million dollars I can't remember a lot of you know fourteen million dollar bonds placed and that someone is willing to just walk away from him if able well when you consider when you consider what he was facing which could have been fifteen years in prison an intake about just how as a suspect he was treated he was kept in a what was sometimes known as a six tatami mat room it was barely enough room for him to lie down it wasn't a tall man it was supposedly on heated during the Japanese winter he had to virtually no visitors early on even even with his lawyers he was at limited time for contact it was pretty bad I remember seeing some some video of him when he first had the chance to talk to you could come out and not be seen and he looked awful you lost a ton of weight his hair regarding great I mean it was a it's clearly talk if you are in Japanese jail and you may recall there was a woman named Julie Hale who had been a big executive here in in the Detroit area in public relations she went on to become the global head of Toyota public relations in Japan she was also arrested for questionable charges and kept in a horrible situation while she was under arrest in Japan they wouldn't even look in turn the lights off they were prisoners weren't even allowed to refer to one another by name but only by number this is showing the big spotlight on Japanese so called justice system where over ninety percent of people convicted which just just pushes credibility to the to the limits of but going himself is not going to escape in her early the spotlight is still a lot of questions about whether he did commit some financial misconduct some of some of those charges are still reasonably serious so where is Carlos Ghosn and what are some of the wild theories of how he got there well he now is in Lebanon which is the ancestral home of that is his parents came from he himself was born in Brazil he holds citizenship by the way in France Brazil and in Lebanon we do know he's there and it appears he somehow landed in in Turkey and made it across the border of some of the theories he somehow was brought out of the house got into a a limo and was able to make it to a small airport in Japan where he got a shuttle flight to somewhere else we don't know if that could have been a direct flight to Turkey or not the wildest theory that's going around however with no clear sourcing is that a small band came to his place in Tokyo to perform and that when they packed up their instruments I had a box big enough for Carlos to be squeezed into and he was smuggled out of his home without those surveillance cameras being able to spot him they took him somewhere else he got out of the out of the box got onto a plate and somehow made it off that island nation well it all that practice squeezed in that tiny Japanese jail cell squeezing into a box of probably no big deal for I guess I guess not I can almost guarantee we're going to see a movie about this is certainly a Netflix TV series hi this is something that probably he had some inside help someone with the government or somebody help them or is this something he could pull off on his own the thing well some of the reports say that the the escape was pulled together by his wife Carol and that she inspected joined him on the flight of we understand the Carol was not allowed to see him or if she did only under limited circumstances at his lawyer's office one of the big questions did his lawyer who was one of the toughest attorneys in Japan one of the few that can regularly beat criminal charges for his clients did he play a part in it governing here knock it has shown this three passports so he's claiming he had no knowledge of the state plan somebody obviously did know what was going on I mean obviously he had to have a lot of help and and that's pretty interesting because those people if they're still in Japan and risk being arrested and thrown in another small cell do you have any idea if they can have a trial they have a trial take place without him there I have been trying to figure that out I don't know if they do a trial in absentia in Japan what we do know is that there's no extradition treaty with Lebanon and Japan in fact I believe the Lebanese have a law restricting expedition of any of their citizens so I don't expect the car was gone will wind up in Japan unless he somehow leaves Lebanon goes to another country where he could be arrested say by Interpol of alike and shipped back and and the question is would corals will be happy this is a high flying man who controlled three major automakers and traveled the world in a private jet could you live out the rest of his life in Lebanon to avoid extradition that seems very difficult to believe do we know if he was able to take any of his money with phone or if you moved any money before he left or if you even had any ability to do any of that well considering considering the way you work before he was not based solely in in Japan in may in reality I think his main headquarters over the last decade has been in Paris which was the head of the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi alliance so he had a lot of money in Europe not just in Japan and money has a way of being very very mobile these days I wouldn't be surprised what with his lawyer and everything else if this whole thing is close Carlos Ghosn twenty thirty million dollars on top of all the stock options he will have given up but that said I'd be surprised we didn't have a hundred million dollars or more in the back wow what a mystery I I think you're right I think we're going to see this thing the bid on the big screen on the small screen and I think a lot of attention is going to be turned on Japanese justice as.

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"tatami mat" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"tatami mat" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"To book some accommodation a proper japanese temple what's the sentiment like in japan about the non traditional forms of accommodation because when we talk about airbnb as he referenced there would be an hearing stories all of the well about cities that have been moving to clamp down on airbnb but there have been efforts to move in the opposite direction in japan well it's partly because it so unpopular hair i have to say it's very unpopular i mean tokyo looks like a big concrete jungle but it's a series of very tight neighborhoods and unless people really unhappy they don't wanna see people wailing through the neighborhood at all hours with that we cases or people coming in and out of blocks pumps i mean it's just the same as everywhere else in the world but that's been a big sort of very vocal opposition to abby and that kind of a combination here so i think the tara hockey thing is slightly different i mean i i've stayed in template combination it's very interesting spot and has to be sad you'll be sleep ping on tatami mat you may have to get involved in some zaza orbit of a bit of chanting and actually i think for visitors they'd find it very interesting you have to be sort of out for that kind of stay but his always being a case that people stayed in template combination when nothing else was available in times past in kyoto and there was no hotel room i would just go and stand a temple and unvarying happily so you meet very interesting people you know and often these temples are very small some of the temples of signed up and apparently hundred temples of signed up so far in time for the evening which which will happen this summer assistant a long way to go its not all seventy seven thousand but you know some of the temples all very big these really fantastic places to see and a great places to see out of hours so early morning in japanese templates is really wonderful experience so i think for the three adventurous tourists it would be highly recommended well.

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"tatami mat" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

02:14 min | 2 years ago

"tatami mat" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"To to to to get the conversation started it's a brave new world out there in terms of how we travel and a lot of us when we go on vacation are no longer staying in hotels so we would love to know what is the best non hotel that you've stayed in for a vacation for me it's a toss up and both were in california they were one was in berkeley and i stayed in a little little teahouse that was in the backyard of these folks who just wanted to make extra money on airbnb and it was this real japanese teahouse with this massive soaking tub that you could stand upright in or at least i could at five foot three and still be up to your neck and water and it was all wood and there was a futon mattress and it was filled with tatami mats and it just took me straight to japan and then another time when i was on the coast of california in big sur i stayed in a yurt which very very appropriate for the you know the kind of counterculture experience that is big sur and pulled into match your recollections i have had some of my most memorable stay in houseboats in the netherlands in amsterdam where they are heavily available they're reveal everywhere i've stayed at convents and monasteries you haven't stayed at a convent you've said at a modest i've stated a monastery of balsas data to convert there's there's some convents that do not accept people of both genders there's no problem and i thought this was going to be a story from your crazy twenties she you're up it was an actual convert which is day the sisters there were wonderfully accommodating and there were couples of both genders staying in the convent the convent had several rooms which they let out who's income caused the convent to continue in operation yeah makes sense well if you'd like to call us eight hundred eight four eight nine two two two.

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