IF MONEY DIDN'T MATTER...

Postby alesmes88 » February 6th, 2013, 10:51 am


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IF MONEY DIDN'T MATTER...what would you like to do with your design skills?

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Postby Mr-914 » February 6th, 2013, 12:16 pm

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Could you define your question more.

If you mean, if I don't care about how much money I make, what would I like to do: what I'm doing now.

If you mean, if I had a mountain of money and could fund my own project: home audio.
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Postby Cameron » February 6th, 2013, 2:45 pm

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Innovative residential architecture, maybe in two decades or so?
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Postby alesmes88 » February 6th, 2013, 5:12 pm


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Mr-914 wrote:Could you define your question more.


Exactly: if money was not important to you!

We tend to value jobs either for how much me make $$$$, or how much we enjoy doing it. Take $$ out of the equation.

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Postby NURB » February 6th, 2013, 9:58 pm

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Postby yo » February 6th, 2013, 11:19 pm

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Doing what I do now is pretty much a dream come true, being head of design at a CE company has been a longstanding ambition. A few other things on my fantasy list:

Start a design school/ boutique practice in a refurbed mid century modern roadside motel off the 101 in SoCal or PacNW, or in Palm Springs.

Design and have manufactured my own branded line of home, office, and life (watches, eyewear...) accessories.

Design custom cars (I already do that, but more)

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Postby iab » February 7th, 2013, 9:08 am


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To be completely self-indulgent, I'd be an artist, primarily sculpture.

But considering I am a horrible artist, I would design and fabricate furniture. I don't suck as hard with that.

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Postby Travisimo » February 7th, 2013, 10:01 am

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Something like Tony Stark/Ironman would be choice...

more realistically, doing change-the-world stuff like Elon Musk, Gates, or Branson would be great. Especially getting hands on as a designer in the companies

Probably open a consultancy as well, as I really enjoy learning about and tackling different kinds of products

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Postby mo-i » February 7th, 2013, 10:20 am

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1. I'd love to build a house on a sunny island and get some items newly developed for that from scratch.

Than I'd take a long breath and start to create two brands:

2. One for decorative household items and furniture, - with a sci-fi twist to it.

3. One for down to earth functional gear that improves life in emerging countries.

4. I'd have a restomod of a classical Alfa Romeo going,- much in line with the Singer Porsche.

As you see my girls might be lucky I didn't make a million yet, because that plan would hinder
me from seing them even more than the making of the first million.

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Re: IF MONEY DIDN'T MATTER...

Postby ADD » February 8th, 2013, 12:42 am

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As a designer , I am for "experience & creation" combined.
I wish for that M thing, which is missing from my portfolio.
Otherwise..
I am fascinated with this sport, do I have that "thing" what it takes ? :roll:
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Postby PackageID » February 8th, 2013, 2:29 pm

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Travisimo wrote:Something like Tony Stark/Ironman would be choice...

more realistically, doing change-the-world stuff like Elon Musk, Gates, or Branson would be great. Especially getting hands on as a designer in the companies

Probably open a consultancy as well, as I really enjoy learning about and tackling different kinds of products


I agree here. Do something that truly matters.

Finally by myself a Eames Lounge that I have alway wanted. :D

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Postby Kershaw » February 8th, 2013, 3:27 pm

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design outdoor equipment / climb all 7 summits / start a winery / build a mini track to race on / donate profits to the DRC Relief


Done.

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Postby slippyfish » February 8th, 2013, 3:39 pm

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Something like 'The English Patient', drawing maps, flying around, draw more maps, hooking up with Kristen Scott Thomas, drawing maps, evading Nazis.

Re: IF MONEY DIDN'T MATTER...

Postby KenoLeon » February 9th, 2013, 6:40 pm

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Design wise it has always been my dream to develop a modular and self sufficient relief housing system and the infrastructure to deliver it when the need arises...

Other things I wouldn't mind spending 10 yrs and a lot of money inventing/designing:

- A pillow that records your dreams.
- Some sort of energy doohickey that free us from fossil fuel dependency.
- A better spork.
- A technological solution to reducing the average clinical trial cost (it somehow must involve robots).
- A $100 ergonomic task chair.
- A fully 3d operating system.

and the list goes on sigh...

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Re: IF MONEY DIDN'T MATTER...

Postby pier » February 14th, 2013, 3:13 pm


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Yes on the residential architecture. I am annoyed that house construction is 98% custom built on site. The inordinate high cost and gross wastage is a crime. Unfortunately it seems that all attempts at mass produced personal home construction are either ignored or are failures. I think the current fad of shipping container repurposing is an interesting but comical half-assed implementation of a solution. Such a project will take big $$$ as centuries of tribal attitudes and construction professions will require redirection.

Packaged power. All consumer electronic devices are regulated by battery and display technology. I foresee a world where there is no packaged power, our devices have no batteries, as distributed power becomes ubiquitous. Your device wirelessly draws power from walls, tabletops, shirts, jackets, sidewalks, benches, etc. as the walls, tabletops, etc., are making the power. True power ubiquitousness. I will trademark that, PU™ or UP™.

Evil minded:

Sue Apple repeatedly and continuously for design egregiousness claiming ownership of everything starting with the Platonic solids. While I'm at it spending alesmes88's $$$ I'd also sue Google repeatedly and continuously for frivolous patents, specifically I'd file a patent contention for all 180,000 patents they own.

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