OUTSIDE PORCH SHADES - OUTSIDE PORCH
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Outside Porch Shades
DSCF4118 What's Tough for American Kids. 1st. Outside, weather can be very harsh, some times of the year. [And what was the wisdom for spending summer without air conditioning in older America?]
+Following the spirit of that Miyazaki's talk on that interview,
It's still early July but it's already very tough for American kids to go outside. Well. It's even tought for adults.
This temp gauge is not so accurate, because it's located in most shady, and least heated space, corner of the house. But with this high, very high humidity and outside temp easily going 90 and 100s, and then inside temp without airconditioning can get easily also near 90 or above -
Basically what 'most' kids can do in this kind of harsh continental weather is 'Staying indoor'.
That's first condition, first difficult condition I can count up for American kids (and maybe much of adults, people, etc). Weather can be very harsh. Especially 'typical' heat of summer and freezing cold of winter - is very, very harsh.
+Of course that raises many other issues and questions.
1. Then why, American culture or society did not come up with ways to cope with this heat and cold and still security physical - healthy amount of - activities, interaction with nature, outside environment, outside activity and so on.
['Camping' etc is not really univerasl or general across American people. Some people can never affort it. ]
It starts from how they build houses - without any idea about which direction sun rises and stays - which direction trees should be planted and house should be facing, how inside should be partitioned and utilized etc. By so far, we never met 'smartly' built house. We always met 'ridiculously' built and modified houses - which requires many forceful measures added further to enable ventilation, shading, and air conditioning.
+So how to enquire about history of community design, town design, street design.
+Bill Clinton talked of staying at porches and so on. Then he might be able to talk about how people and kids coped with heat before air conditioning, and then how availaility of air conditioning changed - American way of life (author of circles and lines, we need to ask him too.)
+Bill Clinton's address on 'Corn Syrup' and metabolism and obesity. That's - unfortunately - surely one major factor. But first - or before that, we have issues of design and quality of interaction with 'nature' - here in America. How people found it effective or meaningful. Or people didn't find it worthful at all.
In one of the Time LIfe's old book, published in early 70s, I found one very striking photo. An old farm lady, preparing her (solo) meal - by just boiling carrots.
That was her regular meal. Article said. She just boils chopped up carrot and that's it. That's her lunch. And she basically owns and runs the entire farm.
But around her was an old wall paper - or wall paper with very old pattern - British, victorian symbols and patterns scattered across.
That picture raised many questions in my head. How - culture here - has been going on. Why buy - 'imported' patterns - copied - northern European aesthetics - and place inside of the house? - and why she only eat - or can afford to eat - or is she just fine with - boiled carrots? (is she sturdy, is she smart, or is she lazy, or is she poor?)
*I have to sort these to make use of Craigslist or Google groups. So that I can ask around and get more info in about these subjects.
+ I know kids jumping in waters and so on. But that's not universally or generally possible thing for kids across America.
66 inches long, heavyweight, hand dyed jute with varying shades of wine color. 6 arms of alternating square and swirly knots with 24 original corks from The Owls Eye Winery. Named after their scrumptious South Mountain Scarlet wine. Brass ring hanger. Button knots surrounding a 12-14 inch planter. A dyed item- fading may occur if used outside.
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