There`s construction going on in my neighborhood. It`s noisy, dusty, and worst all it makes my dogs bark. This is a problem for all the neighbors because they also hear the construction, the dogs barking, and me yelling “Shut up” through out the day. It makes me long for “Kawaii construction.” The “cute” construction that has been adopted by the Japanese. Although Tokyo is a city under constant renovation, I was distracted by the kawaii factor and didn`t seem to notice.
So, here are a few thoughts for the city of San Diego:
- All construction cones should be separated by boxed tulips. The “no photography” sign I took to be directed at others, not people like me ready to share this as a best practice.
2. Hide the construction with some artwork that reminds me of walking along a tree-lined avenue.
3. Plants soften both a room and a construction wall.
4) By now, this wall is probably completely overgrown with greenery. Another good idea.
5) Sometimes so realistic, a “watch out for deer”sign is necessary. We don`t have to start out with such lofty goals. Something to strive for.
6) The Japanese aren`t afraid to make a construction wall a piece of art
7) Walking along side of this is almost relaxing-
8) These dolphins could stop traffic with their kawaii factor. We could develop kawaii seals and sea lions – they fit in better around here and are always kawaii.
Bunnies are also very Kawaii….but I haven`t seen any around here.
9) Sometime they hide construction and the morning exercises to get everyone ready for a tough day at work. I`m ok watching the exercisers but I don`t want to see the actual work getting done.
Yep. More Kawaii please San Diego.