A 7-day week is an antiquated system that was implemented by the Babylonians, which selected 7-days due to the number of planets they could observe with the naked eye; the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.

When assessing the ideal number of days a week should have, all current time cycles need to be taken into account, starting with the number of days in a year which is currently 365 ¼ due to how long it takes earth to make one complete rotation around the sun, with the ¼ being why we add an extra day to February…

Our current 0–9 numeral system has never made sense to me, especially the location of the numbers when gridded including the unusual use of the number 0 in differing contexts. Even though I am a ‘numbers guy’ I always thought there was room for improvement.

After celebrating my wife’s and my 2nd wedding anniversary, we drove 2-hours back from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles and I decided to create what had been on my mind for many years, an improved numeral system.

By the time we got home, I had already removed and replaced the ‘10’ with a new symbol…

The worlds population has been growing at an average rate of ~83 million new human beings on our planet every year, which is around 1.1% growth. This doesn’t sound excessive, however, when you factor in compound growth, the problem really presents itself.

Earths global population was 1 billion in 1800 and has grown to a staggering 7.9 billion in 2020 (6.9 billion people in just 220 years), with predictions that show in the next 79-years (year 2100), the global population will balloon to ~11 billion people.

By running some simple math calculations and basing them on the Greater Los Angeles…

Throughout the 2020 and 2021 quarantine, whilst I wander around my home to gather my thoughts, I often imagine how nice it would be to minimize the necessity of our kitchen.

We have a 103 m2 (1,100 sq ft) apartment in Playa Vista, the tech heart of Los Angeles, and our kitchen takes up ~20% of the floor-plan, with an unnecessary amount of items. This becomes very clear when you consider the fact that, on average, the kitchen is used at most twice a day and for less than 90-minutes total.

If it were possible to eliminate the personal kitchen…

Trent Revic

Environmentalist, Humanist, Planner, Architect, Futurist, Minimalist, and Loving Husband. I want to build a better world for future generations to enjoy.

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