“How about a garage door you can see through? Well almost”
“The neat thing is that these are overhead sectional garage doors just like any other.”
“Can you acquire a bucket of paint?”
“you'll amaze yourself”
“Now that you understand how financially important your garage door really is to you, it is time to get to work.”
Miyazaki says, "Our job as animators is not only to draw scenes. We must find the minimum necessary and important lines for the specific movement in a given action. The techniques of animation drawing are not the same as those of painting a still picture. Animation is a consequence of the audience's perception of movement created by sequential drawings. For this reason, each drawing in the sequence -- especially the lines -- should not be drawn too detailed; rather, they should be drawn less [detailed] and create an instant pause in the sequential movement.” (source)
Sounds a lot like UI design to me.
Small rooms or dwellings help the mind to concentrate itself; large rooms are a source of distraction.
Note that I skipped a whole tonne of Da Vinci’s longer notes, which can be summarised as: “painting is great, poetry is rubbish, music and sculpture are somewhere in between”.