I'd like to meet David Trubridge. I would ask him his secret to living a life that seems ideal to me, with accomplishments I admire and aspire: Teaching himself furniture making, sailing around the world with his family, and creating a sustainable and responsible international design company.
But the quality I truly admire about David is his unrelentless conviction to designing contextual elements that respond to environments with pure intention, form, and low-impact materials.
Educated as a Naval Architect, other varieties of his designs show less boat structure but rather the water flowing around it. The lines parallel natural forms, using the minimum amount of material for the maximum amount of effect.
I don't want to try to paraphrase his design manifesto, so I recommend checking out his site and reading his about page. We could all adopt his personal tread lightly mission analogy, that of a sailing boats passage, that comes together in its wake, leaving no trace behind it.