The+Potteries+Thinkbelt

The idea, was to use abandoned railways as a living classroom, that could move students and facilities to different towns as needed, when needed. Spaces could be easily altered to the will of the class or research. If it was rainy or to hot the whole school could be moved to a more indicative part of the city.

This was never truly implemented to the fullest sense; with cargo container classrooms and labs being placed where learning needed to be done. It did however, energize and start society to think about the idea of a mobile learning spaces and many of the current ideas of work and education telecommuting and having schools in all over the world to teach one degree.

Now architect and interior designers, are finally catching up to the needs of education and business. Creating an environment that is a transmogrification of space to best suit the people and type of work that the space is being used for.

http://studio-9.wikispaces.com/file/view/The+Potteries+Thinkbelt.pdf

 

Only on Tuesdays

I often say “Only on Tuesdays.” It is in response to questions I don’t have an answer to or that is rhetorical. People ask about my demeanor or make an observation about what I am doing. “Wow, you are really busy today.” or “The phones are ringing like crazy.” I feel it is a way to keep the conversation going, put a smile on a persons face, and puts their mind into an instant “now-ness”. Making us both aware it is something that doesn’t happen all the time, and the idea is ludicrous that something would happen only on Tuesday.

For me Tuesday, seems to be a day that has traditionally been a day of ambiguity. Not being Monday start of the work week or Wednesday Hump day, etc. Tuesday has been a day where I reassess my real deadlines, reprioritize projects and handle any “Oh-yeah-I-forgot-to-tell-you-I-need-this-designed-and-printed-by-tomorrow-non-projects”. I didn’t make up this saying. I heard it and loved it, I just changed the day to Tuesday. What is your favorite personal sayings or what day would you pick.

Let me know in the comments below or leave a comment on my facebook page, but only on Tuesday…

 

You can count it…

Happy Thursday!

Don’t forget to analysis your Big Data.

Sincerely,

Imagination Insurance

P.S. This is Big Data here

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You must be joking…

Happy Tuesday,

Don’t forget to “Kid” around.

Sincerely,

Imagination Insurance

 

P.S. We are not kidding. Please “kid” around.

Dance this Sunday

Happy Sunday,

Don’t forget to Dance, tap your toe, or hop, skip and jump today.

Sincerely,

Imagination Insurance

Sing a song

Happy Friday!

Don’t forget to sing a song today.

Sincerely,

Imagination Insurance

P.S. Here is a song if you don’t know one.

From Willy Wonka:

Hold your breath
Make a wish
Count to three

Come with me
And you’ll be
In a world of
Pure imagination
Take a look
And you’ll see
Into your imagination

We’ll begin
With a spin
Traveling in
The world of my creation
What we’ll see
Will defy
Explanation

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There’s nothing
To it

There is no
Life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there
You’ll be free
If you truly wish to be

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There’s nothing
To it

There is no
Life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there
You’ll be free
If you truly
Wish to be

Design a Spaceship

Happy Thursday,

Don’t forget to design a spaceship.

Sincerely,

Imagination Insurance

P.S. Thank you George Lucas

Be Noble

Happy Tuesday,

Don’t forget to be noble today.

Sincerely,

Imagination Insurance

Explore

Happy Monday,

Don’t forget to explore your neighborhood today.

Sincerely,

Imagination Insurance

Paint today

Happy Sunday

Don’t forget to paint today.

Sincerely,

Imagination Insurance

Make music

Happy Saturday,

Don’t forget to make music today.

Sincerely,

Imagination Insurance