Every time I'm facing a challenge in my life, personal or business, I tell myself these two things:
- It shall pass.
- Let's move forward one step at a time.
The life we're living right now, in the middle of physical distancing, mask-wearing, standing in line in front of grocery stores, keeping our 6-feet distance, suspiciously looking at each other when someone coughs, will change soon ( hopefully ). It will be over, like everything else. We will count our losses and then we'll restart.
We’ll start planning, working, coming up with new ideas, different ideas, because these weeks/months won't leave us without being changed. We'll think differently about many things. Health, hygiene, distance, social life, public spaces, money, safety -- this new way of thinking will influence other things. Like traveling, eating out, staying in hotels, public transportation...even washing our hands and handling groceries. ( I’m already driving myself nuts about that part ).
Yes, okay, being in quarantine sucks. But how about, just for a moment, we start enjoying the slowing down, spending more time with our loved ones, stop running around like a crazy person all the time? What if this situation actually serves us? I know, the economy, the jobs, our nails and our hair...but how about focusing on the sunshine, the fresh air, the almost empty roads ( I actually enjoy driving around in LA now! ). I feel like people are more understanding, as if compassion returned to our everyday lives and it feels nice. Feels human…
But I’m not here to talk about going back a century. I know we can’t change certain things, evolution cannot be reversed. We’re here in 2020 living our lives with our businesses and our technologies, but I’m interested in seeing what will change. I took the time to listen to many many webinars, where very smart people share their ideas about what the future holds for design, hospitality, architecture. I’m happy to see topics like “changing the workplace”, “mindful design”, “touchless control” , “remote working...etc. seems like “postpandemic” is a very famous ( as my daughter would say ) word right now.
Being inspired by the conversations going around, I thought I would gather some products from our range that for some reason fit into this “being together with keeping our distance” thing we’ll be facing soon. And here they are...