photograph courtesy of National Geographic, by Billie Currie Photography/Getty Images
Preserved in the library of Institut de France, is a manuscript with a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, noting an idea of a mechanical invention "to produce a marvelous wind."
A couple of days ago I was in Paso Robles with two Japanese men. An inventor of a marvelous wind producing jacket, and my dad, entrepreneur and optical engineer who has inspired my intellectual mind throughout life.
These two men were visiting wine makers and field workers of Paso Robles to promote the Cooling Jacket. As the self-explanatory name states, it is a jacket that cools off body heat. Seemingly simple in design but it is already helping well over 300,000 construction and field workers in Japan who work in challenging conditions where heat is a troublesome issue.
High temperature is among the top problems all over the world that constantly heaves a scorching wave of health issues among field workers. As new regulations in the U.S. are being established for employers to protect the occupational health and safety of employees, this jacket can potentially save millions of workers' lives as well as increase their productivity by up to 5-20%, statistics show, depending on the field of work.
To view the clip visit their interview that aired on TV yesterday visit the link below:
People who work behind the scenes of the public limelight are people I've always truly resonated with. Whether in the wine, restaurant or art and film industry, the end product is what one can appreciate thanks to those who've given their time, and even a part of their life to its creation. I hope this jacket will do good for field workers all over the world.
Cheers to marvelous inventions!
I have a great affinity for these exquisite animations. Constructed between 1768 and 1774 by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, his son Henri-Louis (1752-1791), and Jean-Frédéric Leschot (1746-1824)
Automaton by Henri Maillardet's (1745-1830)
Now that I'm back in L.A., I miss the food in Japan terribly.
I'm glad this city at least provides some decent ingredients to cook Japanese cuisine.
Missing food before missing someone may sound quite voracious, but food is always connected to people and by missing food, I'm really missing many persons: farmers like my relatives who grow produce with care and pride throughout the year, my mother in the kitchen who has always been cooking for my family and even the restaurants that provide each customer with considerate service and warmth. Then of course, there are each and every one of those whom I've had the pleasure of sharing the dining table with. Home is where food is truly good.
Thank you everyone for another amazing trip!
I love you all very much.