Posts tagged "joshua foss"
Becoming a leadership master

Becoming a leadership master

So this past June I wrapped up a 10 month master’s program in Karlskrona, Sweden, a beautiful city on an archipelago on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea. It was an epic year, undeniably the best of my 29 thus far. It featured over 60 worldchangers from 30 different countries coming together to explore...
Macroscope

Macroscope

“Oh my God! Look at that picture over there! Isn’t that something?” were the exact words uttered back in December 1968 by an astronaut on board the Apollo 8 spacecraft. This mission would be the first to bring humans into space, and the words above would correspond to the moment man first laid eyes upon...
WE ADD UP

WE ADD UP

According to WE ADD UP, showering together is the preferred way to beat global warming…. nice, tell me more!  So you’re probably not going to find a whole lot of data backing up this statement, but what you will find is a top selling T-shirt!  WE ADD UP is a global awareness campaign that happens...
Ode to Joy

Ode to Joy

So there’s a lot of wheelin’ and dealin’ going on in Copenhagen right now.  Countries from all over the world have been meeting for the past week, and will continue through the end of this one to hammer out a vision for a low-carbon future.  The COP15 UN Climate Change conference is what it’s all...
VW L1 is Gr8

VW L1 is Gr8

When I was wee lad, I went through a phase where I wanted nothing more than to become a car designer.  I wasn’t looking to toy around with the mediocre crap that was already on the road… I wanted the glory, the creative jackpot of designing really innovative, futuristic concepts.  I would spend hours a...
‘House of the Future’ is Futuristic

‘House of the Future’ is Futuristic

Back in December, a public exhibition in Sydney, Australia featured 6 eco-friendly homes constructed out of different materials including: concrete, glass, wood, clay, steel and cardboard.  The one that really stood out from the pack was the wood residence presented by Xenian LivingLight.  It’s called, get this, the ‘house of the future’! Pretty stellar design,...
Sandwich Bike is Appetizing

Sandwich Bike is Appetizing

Here’s a little design eye candy for y’all… Dutch designers Pieter Janssen and Basten Leijh came up with the idea to put a bicycle on the market that is useful, trendy and twice as cheap to produce, so that when people buy the product for a regular price there are enough means left to donate...
Oh, Inverted Quarantine!

Oh, Inverted Quarantine!

I just pounded out another solid read from the good ol’ Minneapolis public library… this book was called Shopping Our Way to Safety by Andrew Szasz and some really interesting and relevant ideas were laid on the table.  The key concept was centered around a term Szasz himself coined, ‘inverted quarantine.’ We’re all aware of...
Flexitarians Unite!

Flexitarians Unite!

In 2003, the American Dialect Society awarded ‘flexitarian’ as the year’s most useful word… this is interesting, considering that perhaps 7 people actually know what it is!  Well, I recently became one of these 7 and will help to push this figure into double digits… a flexitarian is a “vegetarian who occasionally eats meat”… Yes,...
Radical Transparency | the Next Frontier?

Radical Transparency | the Next Frontier?

Nothing frosts my cookies more than being referred to as ‘a consumer’.  It’s such an impersonal term, generally used to categorize faceless crowds and their spending habits… believe it or not, here in the US of A we are twice as likely to be called a consumer than a citizen!  Ick!… This is far from...
Woolly What?

Woolly What?

I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t like plants… and if you come across someone who says they aren’t fans of our foliage friends, tell them that they should hold their breath for the rest of their lives, because that’s what life would be like w/o them! Bringing vegetation into our built environment...
Green Design Summit, oh Yeah!

Green Design Summit, oh Yeah!

My friends Gail Doby and Erin Weir at the Design Success University are hosting the first annual Green Design Summit later this month… a webcast conference geared towards helping designers and architects pick up that green edge.  The teleconference runs June 29th and 30th this month and features a rockin’ lineup of eco-experts including Ed...
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