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Wearable health data monitors, innovative forms of agriculture, the latest fashion trend

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August 28, 2022 6:17 pm

Wearable health data monitors, innovative forms of agriculture, the latest fashion trend

Sunday Morning / Jane Pauley

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August 28, 2022 6:17 pm

Jane Pauley hosts our annual "Design Issue," from Santa Barbara, Calif., in which we explore various ways design affects our lives. Featured: David Pogue looks at wearable health data monitors; Luke Burbank meets a couple who built their dream home out of recycled shipping containers; Tracy Smith explores the evolution of surfboards; Seth Doane meets a Welshman who transforms beaches into fleeting works of art; Martha Teichner looks at an innovative form of agriculture, vertical farming, while Kelefa Sanneh checks out "living walls" as interior décor; Serena Altschul checks out the latest fashion trend: second-hand clothes; and Susan Spencer delves into the artistry behind such household items as the paper clip. Also: Lee Cowan profiles singer Kenny Loggins.

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I'm Jane and this is a special edition of Sunday morning, Sunday morning by design where and send the Barbara a California town that's come to be known as the American Riviera and this magnificent estate or calling home is named Alpha radius or tropical paradise, and it truly is that it's cozy by today's mega-mansion standards. A mere 10,000 ft. situated on 10 acres surrounded by lush gardens and towering homes all in the shadow of the Santa Inez Mountain, a century ago, when this home was built.

Life was simpler. No laptop smart phones or Internet.

Now all that tax tracks are every move and monitors every heartbeat a mixed blessing to be sure, but as David Pogue discovers more and more of us see all this high-tech is highly convenient. Fitness trackers have come a long way since they just count steps we can pick up people's illness at or before symptoms from his or 98% accurate in detecting angel fibrillation. 99% accurate detecting sinus rhythm. Has this feature saved many lives almost every day later on Sunday morning. The new world of disease detection on your wrist. This is home to many high profile people looking to live the life and style Lee Cowan catches up with one of the locals. Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins musician could still keep his credibility after writing a song that makes it go for what song was, but that's all I did write a song to the go for something save room for seconds. Serena all Cheryl tells us about one of the hottest fashion trends around fashion. One of the newest trend is old close badge of honor. It is a badge of honor, not to be wearing the awareness and ability is really stylish secondhand shopping later on Sunday morning. Barbara is considered one of the best surf spots in the country. I had this morning. Tracy Smith says surf's up any server, the whiteboard can mean the difference between a ditch and barrel ride, getting each board has its own like snowflakes know to her leg to show you what those stories and more on this Sunday morning by design, and will be back in a moment. Nestled in the hills above Santa Barbara ranges is an oasis of tranquility designed by famed architect Bertram Goodhue for New York real estate tycoon James Waldron Gillespie.

The home was completed in 1906. Gillespie fell in love with the 10 acre property because the climate reminded him of the Mediterranean Sea and the Mediterranean inspired the design to with Roman Middle Eastern and European influences all around lights with Swarovski crystals are a recent addition alongside custom furniture replicating original seen in talking about outside lush landscape features more than 100 different types of trees including one of Montecito's largest victory. A perfect setting no doubt for the silver screen as Al Pacino's corridor mansion in the 1983 gangster film Scarface other familiar faces, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy have all pain visits to Alpha radius and this morning, so do we call the conversation yes here while it's rumored the homes original owner listened in from a secret passage of course these days. David Pogue tells us we've got plenty of devices already doing just that these days help trackers gotten a lot more sophisticated and a lot more where smart watches from companies like Fitbit and Apple are teaming with tiny sensors to display their findings on your smart phone all the things that the watch can detect heart rate, irregular heart rate and oxygen walking steadiness heads on medications, noise notifications and even handwashing which we can detect and of course your pulse rate 94. It's on the higher side you haven't drink enough water or stressed might be on national television that could be read Dr. Seuss will decide is a physician and VP of health at Apple. The company's California headquarters. She demonstrated how an Apple watch can warn you about dangerous sound levels by 37 now it is measure your cardio fitness. Yours is 20.6 and it is a little below average clearly have been very lazy busy busy and even perform an electrocardiogram to put your finger on that digital crowd that's real right now that is real of what your heart rhythm is doing and if you want to choose to share this with your doctor. You can hit export to the most life-changing talent later smart watches is brand-new they can give you early warning of medical problem. For example, if you're sleeping more sleeping less than used you if your heart rate is at a different baseline heart rate and it was those are early signs of things that may be going on without my having to check anything, it will actually tells tell me if you discover something alarming it well.

Another one is walking instead switch is we notice changes in your gait. We can actually give you an early notification ring. You can do something about it.

Then there's atrial fibrillation is a heart condition where your heart quivers instead of beating as many as 6 million Americans have it often leads to stroke the problem is these episodes are intermittent, so your doctors checkup might miss it but your watch the watches with you all the time. Our watch can detect if your heart is beating out of rhythm and will service up notification has this feature saved many lives almost every day there. Physicians are actually telling them I'm so glad you showed up when you did because this really could have ended much differently. You don't drive your car around without dashboard we are as people were more important cars that were running around without any sensors. Most people, and we should be wearing these things. In my opinion because they can alert you to early Stanford school of medicine.

Prof. Michael Snyder is conducting several studies to see how far wearables can go detecting disease.

What's the complete list of conditions that a smartwatch might be able to one day detect infectious disease, anemia, even type II diabetes. Then in the future. Pretty confident there's other things for sure heart condition were working sibling of the cancer right now. Snyder got a taste of his own smartwatch medicine in April on the day of a cross-country flight.

He felt congested his own Alerted him of sudden changes in his breathing and heart rates. So I did a covert pass and it turns out I was negative so I went ahead and got on the plane. Big mistake. He did have covert.

I listen to Mike over thousand nationalism. I smartwatch and and sure enough in the Fitbit study involving 100,000 people. Those metabolic changes predicted coded three days before any symptoms appeared. Now, at the moment Snyder's app can't tell what is causing your vital signs to go screw right now as I say we can't tell the difference between certain kinds of stress is like workplace stress and mental stress versus a covert, but in the future we will I here to say that these data are great self track are more likely to be connected to other people and when they're connected to other people are more likely to be happy. University of Cambridge, Prof. Jean enough is the co-author of a book about self tracking. Overall she's a fan, but she does worry about who gets to see her medical data mentioned devices that are being used in warehouses to determine if someone is moving fast enough. I mentioned devices that you sign up for to help train you to be a safer driver, but it's instead use to raise your insurance premiums.

These are scenarios that are used in companies today.

At least Apple and Fitbit say that they can't see your data I want to be completely clear that Apple does not have access to any health information. Fraser is on device encrypted and in the users control. You don't have some engineer that could look up David Pogue's blood oxygen level absolutely for Stanford's Michael Snyder, the promise of disease detection on your wrist is a goal well worth pursuing. 3.8 billion people on the planet have a smart phone, but if you compare that with a $50 smart health monitoring system for three point billion people were just the tip of the iceberg of what's possible. The mission was founded by Spanish Franciscans in 1786. It's just one of the picturesque sites that will put Santa Barbara on the map.

The bells of been ringing at the mission for more than two centuries, but the first residents of this area date back thousands of years to the Chumash people. The town was named by the Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino in 1602 for St. Barbara, the third century Christian martyr when Spanish settlers arrived in the 18th century they built along with the Chumash El Presidio fort to protect the California coast from foreign invasion nearby mission was built soon after setting a Spanish architectural style that endures to this day when an earth quake nearly destroyed the mission and much of the city 1925 local visionaries ensured that Santa Barbara would rebuild and rebound in the same design and soon this oceanfront two hours from Los Angeles became known as the Hollywood silent film pioneer Charlie Chaplin built California's first major movie studios here flying a studios producing hundreds of movies in the coming years.

This once sleepy seaside town became a place where people from all over escape for fun in the sun. Chef Julia child spent both her childhood and retirement on these beaches today with its outdoor lifestyle, fresh seafood and beautiful homes. Santa Barbara is the enemy of the California dream with hand-painted depiction of Alexander the great and solid brass doors. The dining room at all for greatest spares no design detail small can be beautiful to as Susan Spencer will be showing us throughout the morning. Now give Emily Johnson a few good cans and she'll do a great opening you spend a lot of time thinking about can openers.

Believe it or not. Her uncanny knowledge of all things, can opener comes from her job as senior editor at the food publication but curious where she's tested dozens of them.

What this testing day look like. It looks like me, surrounded by scene number. You sit there and (can think and that she might doesn't matter what cranking thinking thinking thinking. This is one that you rather like this is my favorite. After all that cranking. She has come to love the classic design with the little sawtooth gear she gets almost philosophical about it. Can you envision a kitchen without a can open no can opener is delightfully analog. It is a single use item that people can't get out of owning Americans have owned can openers for more than a century. The design evolving ever since the original model in 1858. I think the interesting part of the History that was not invented until around 50 years after the invention of actual canning what the cans were so thick like 3/16 of an inch. Sometimes a hammer and chisel literally surprise they just didn't give up on the cans completely. I now if they tried. Johnson might've told him to. Well, can it you can take that will last forever in your pantry and make now without a can opener you can get takeout with preacher Garrett this week. Stephen Law I live Mitch McConnell in one of Washington's biggest midterm monument list for me to set races you think Republicans have the best chance of taking you better not George. George is right up there with New Hampshire's products to New Hampshire people really just don't like you have more from this week's conversation, follow the takeout with major Garrett on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

This is intelligence matters with former acting Dir. of the CIA. Michael Morel bridge Colby is cofounder and principal of the Marathon initiative project focused on developing strategies to prepare the United States for your sustained great power competition states something we can usually figure it out what people are saying and what we can know analytically and empirically as our strategic situational motors addresses not being matched up follow. Intelligence matters were ever you get your podcasts. It's a Sunday morning. By design from Santa Barbara here again is Jane Fawley. Martha Tyson has the story of a varied sort of garden. The towers above all the rest. Is it glowing in the dark in office building an art installation know those are rotisserie's plans going around and around inside. It's a vertical in the middle of downtown Jackson, Wyoming Jackson has a four month growing season really wanted to extend was this plot of land 30 feet wide by hundred and 50 feet. That's not very big architect is one of the founders of vertical harvest, which opened in 2016. So we decided what what if we go. Could we make more food.

This 10th of an acre produces 100,000 pounds of produce year and not just let us know. Outside the mountain and were still producing tomatoes for community and all kinds of microbrewery. This is our edible flower program. This kind of a little bit of our Willy Wonka part of the tour where you never know what you're getting every vertical farming is possible because LED lighting has gotten cheaper and more efficient.

The plants need very little water. They don't live in soil their fed solutions of nutrients with practically no pesticides. What is the potential for vertical farms food coverage for 2010 when now retired Columbia University professor, Dixon date palm EA wrote this book and coined the phrase vertical farms were all but nonexistent by 2026. Vertical farming is expected to be at $10 billion a year industry worldwide.

Can vertical farms answer the need in food deserts over the former, there vertical harvest has just broken ground on a much larger facility near Portland, Maine the first of 10 in the planning stages for cities around the country are going to replace traditional culture but we sure can innovate and then back to the idea of what local from farm to fork. We deliver our product within 24 hours, so instead of being thousand miles or so from Mexico, California in Jackson, Wyoming produce takes it to my old van ride whole foods where it gets pride of place vertical harvest has also redefine Jackson's notion of who can be 19 of its 43 employees of mental or physical discipline.

All the Tim here with his proud dad will show Jim's dad has watched his son thrive. Vertical harvest. Why was it important for you to have this job. I actually feel appreciated, Amanda McFarlane suffered a brain injury vertical harvest is like a family here is a new kind of family farm feeding community to the very first or some 5000 years ago. As Tracy Smith tells us surfboard design is come along way, not in Kansas anymore surfing off the California coast is as popular as it ever been from the party wave riders at Malibu. The folks chill and where you can sit for hours in the lineup just waiting for the right way just for its great little waves like anyone could write my always that way.

Surfing was once a sport reserved for Hawaiian royalty who rode the waves on boards of solid wood that were long narrow and majestically heavy hundred and 40 pounds hundred and 40 pounds share royalty to carry it for you.

Media used to serve for a living.

One of the few female Pro servers back in the 1970s, the surfing world was mostly a boys club sport would be about the 1940s today. She's a trustee of the surfing heritage and culture centers got some mahogany in San Clemente. It got a little more shape than the than the older ones yes it does. In this toxic heavy 20 is not as heavy. I think this is about 55 pounds still got shorter and lighter surfboard maker who alter started making boards with slightly also would switch to polyurethane foam and help take the sport to the next level Hobee's Dana point California store is still thriving in his namesake Hobie surfboards are still made the old school way shape or Gary Larson starts with a blank piece of foam and custom cards that the server specifically angle the side rails to help the board stay put on a steep wave phase sharpen the notes for high performance turns or carve a wider tale for stability. These are stringers of these award. Some boards have been strips of wood called stringers running down the middle for added stiffness and style. This model runs around $1800 but each surfboard is different. I've had boards that I tried to duplicate myself.

Each board has its own characteristics. Like snowflakes, no two are alike in shape. That's a good don't get me wrong, you can buy a machine made board to their often cheaper and easier to ride, but they'll never have that certain something that a shaper puts into a board when they're making one just for you would ask your hippie dippy question. Do these boards speak to you as a call in question. Yeah, I guess I do feel like there's a little more soul shaped board of course no matter how good a surfboards design is only as good as the server and every one of those different mansion perched on a seaside bluff standing empty for decades. We pay a visit to Bella sport.

It's been what's become of the height of about 1000 feet of coastline Bella squad Italian beautiful was purchased by copper magnate Sen. William Clark in 1923. He died two years later the Italianate home on the 23 acre property was then torn down and in 1933. Clark's widow and built the lavish solid concrete home remains today one of the richest families of the Gilded Age, the Clark's, including daughter who get use the home solely as a summer getaway, the shy who get to do our spending her sun filled days painting mysteriously the family last visited Bella squad of 1953. 10 years later, when you get inherited. The 23 acre estate.

She gave the staff instructions to never change a thing.

Custom coverings protected the furniture as the house sat empty for nearly 70 years costing some $40,000 a month to maintain here get never return to Santa Barbara she spent much of her later life in a New York hospital dying in 2011 at 100 and since then intrigue has grown over what will happen to Bella squad after New York Times best-selling book this spring, some of who gets paintings were on display an exhibit at the Santa Barbara historical Museum later this year.

The foundation now runs Bella squad will open the doors to tours for the first time finally giving the public a chance to see the beautiful lookout for them so Grammy winner Kenny Loggins has sold millions of fallible recorded some of our most memorable movie soundtrack Lee Cowan tracked him down here in the town he calls home backstage before concert is fine-tuning just about everything like touring after all these years. Well yes and no, like making love. If you get a good response you're better 74 one himself, making us to pop culture concert. I learned early on that songs that very personal to me and anything where I can write really touch my get that place of vulnerability within be more accessible to an audience mattered matter to exactly vulnerability is what I do for living is the other half is seen, but is Loggins details memoir you needed to stretch his wings by himself. Most people especially room successful duos, but few of them go on the successful was really lucky that no one told me that you really considered one of the captains made as a bird-dog cold. It's given the wherewithal to move out of the way since there is however a price to pay for the remodel and then the storm hit and the mudslide the day after my birthday 2018. The hills above his home gave way deadly wool mod through his neighborhood see everything below me got what the house above me you never thought about leaving the stretch his own Bedford Falls.

I have a kind of Jimmy Stewart life here because I'll go to the store and people who I don't know know me. So say Kenny are you doing today how things are the gas station away from the celebrity life blessed me share the red carpet with none other than Tom Carew's voice on the soundtrack became so synonymous six room when Cruz decided to make the SQL popgun Maverick per Paramount Studios parent company, he says he had to find a place for this.

It wouldn't be Top Gun without danger zone at any minute.

Just like footloose without some Loggins lines about how somberly knows what it's about for happens all the time that the best example of that is a song I wrote with Mike McDonald this is my dad went in the hospital struck me that he was thinking he was prepared to die on the operating table and you don't necessarily have to do that. Maybe you can make a decision to not so captures the wife moments better than most Pooh corner only 17 Times Himself Wrote You Cir. coming around to where you see your son sleeping with the bear, you Loggins is now the points we can celebrate success promise to himself to be more present, so that I can enjoy each moment that I have because we don't know how many more with God so savor this one.

The paperclip was invented more than 120 years ago changed much since then. Proof of its classic design. Susan Spencer puts it all together.

James Ward has an unusual attachment to paperclips. So when you look at a paperclip you see a little wire sculpture is piece of all these useful like any serious art appreciator. These toxic paperclips is also a collector. This these funds which and how tips tips.

That's a paperclip how many paperclips do you think you own books is 100 paperclip than we getting intense thousands of individual clips, staggering number paperclips.

The London-based author wrote a book on the subject, simply because he felt the need for a definitive work in at least one paperclip is always on. You have a paperclip tattoo I had anyone ever coming to the tattoo parlor before this and ask for a tattoo of a paperclip.


Paperclip design is the so-called jam dates back more than a century. There have been numerous different styles. It's that jam brings out the poet and war between objected suggests a kind of eternity with each and in a way so broken a tenancy for your reading a lot into a paperclip eternity are not one thing is certain, the paperclip is in office stable not to be confused with the office stable if you had to communicate.

One thought about paperclips is one of the world's foremost authorities.

What would that be treasure them.

Think about them, use them means reflect on this is close to a religious experience as it doesn't show and it looks beautiful so you can ask from these design is one of the hottest trends in fashion without a second to spare your Serena also got this for like 40 bucks and hardly ever pays full price. What you say is about 60 to 70% of my my closet is secondhand. You can find things that maybe they bought at full price and they never bore it and you get the price and as someone who loves us and there's no better think Albert Ronnie Houston-based. Dr. is one of many hanging up shopping habits trenchcoat that I love that. I also drifted secondhand shopping is one of fashions, growing trends, how big is this secondhand clothing market.

It's a $35 billion market growing alien billion. It's really really been catching fire. Chris Homer is cofounder and chief operating officer write up dozens of web-based consignment shops, allowing consumers to buy and sell unwanted clothing listing items every minute of every day all the hundred thousand plus instead of digging through racks of clothes, consumers can browse on their phones to close on the other hand, are held write up distribution sites around the country were there inspected, photographed, and eventually shift to new owners things pick up even more during the PennDOT yes all the sudden having time to clean out at home as well as one or more casual and comfortable and that was one element. Another is the generational's urgency and millennial really becoming natives, drifters, and how they consume the environment impact people are having really is become even more in the forefront of people's minds right now the fashion in this tree. Probably the third most polluting industry and admit that about 5 to 90% of the world's carbon Allison Sommer is vice president of public affairs and business development at the real real online and brick-and-mortar high-end consignment shop. So if you had a magic wand and you could change something in the fashion industry today.

What's the first thing you produce less, produce less.

In fact, about 85% of clothing in the US, including donations and zap incinerators are landfills, mostly overseas 95% of the items that had a landfill could be reborn in their current form. So it's really just a problem not necessary. Knowing what else to do. Sommer says she hopes this inspires consumers to rethink their shopping style later in a way guys broke. The hardest part of the cycle which is this of clothes bought back in time where secondhand finding a unified and you feel that a great deal on what Susan Spencer really scoop this up here.

Nicely done. Yes when it comes to ice cream blown away my niche flora knows this group is nothing that makes more people having an ice cream on a day-to-day basis. But what makes for a happy is the ice cream scoop or there really are things of our there's brilliance in the simplicity of this something that is so utilitarian, but so timeless still is a beautiful object, Museum of ice cream in New York City, which Nora cofounded, proud scooper stand tall sort of really want to style our giant sprinkles but back to the scooper.

The design we know and love today with its built in scraper is from 1897 African-American businessman and inventor Alfred Crowley dreamed it up and got a patent for it probably is our top why not to his genius. We owe the scoop of ice cream matter if ice cream is in a perfect little ball. I truly believe that it taste better when I actually do use a crowbar. He would taste the same wall trust their studies around savoring whether you really appreciated that. Asked to matter. The way it looks, ties into the way your brain reacts to a nice beautiful remember that the next time you head to your freezer for a snack. Cheers cheers. It taste better when it's perfectly formed different.

I'm Jane Hawley. We hope you've enjoyed our visit to Santa Barbara by design. Please join us when our trumpet sounds again next Sunday morning I know why no streaming progress and crazy to the point is we need people in the best way to protect good people is to convict the final season Millstream

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