Posts tagged "josh foss"
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...
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...
Smart Hypermiling

Smart Hypermiling

Have you ever been in a hurry to get somewhere and you’re stuck behind a car that drives at a snails pace?  You know, the car that seem to taunt you with their slower-than-molasses acceleration… incredibly infuriating, right?  I mean, get the hell off the road!  This is 2009… people have stuff to do, places...
Build Green = Save Green

Build Green = Save Green

Green building’s biggest misconception is that it is too expensive.  Many say “I wish I could go green, but dadgum, I just can’t afford to!”  Well folks, I’m not buying it… when it comes to crunching #’s, the converse is actually true.  Building green is one of the smartest financial decisions that can be made. ...
Get Green With Organic Josh

Get Green With Organic Josh

So a couple months back I filmed a project out in Philly doing eco-friendly kitchen and bath makeovers for HGTV.  I hosted 20 short episodes covering everything from graywater recycling, bamboo tables, low VOC paints to floor refinishes and backsplash installations.  The clips are now available to view on Ecologue, HGTV’s sister site devoted to...
Lulu's Tree House Hideaway

Lulu’s Tree House Hideaway

Linda ‘Lulu’ Aldredge keeps herself quite busy by running Lulu Organics, an environmentally aware beauty company and Lulu is Who?, a portfolio of her design and illustration projects.  Aldredge’s work is hubbed in the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, NYC… her escape is upstate, in a hand built tree house retreat.  Check out...
RoboScooter | Urban Hipster's Ride of Choice

RoboScooter | Urban Hipster’s Ride of Choice

MIT, Sanyang Motors and Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute have teamed up to create the RoboScooter, an all electric, emission-free transport solution.  Check this cute little fella out! This thing’s pretty rockin’ for a handful of reasons… first and foremost, the scooter runs gas-free, and obviously that’s cool.  It is also made with only 150...
Project7ten: Freshest of the fresh

Project7ten: Freshest of the fresh

I might get a little emotional with this post, I’m not gonna lie.  The Project7ten LEED Platinum residence is just too funky fresh for words… A moment of silence is in order to absorb the images you are about to see.,,, This model residence, located at 710 Millwood Avenue in Venice, California draws metro hippies...
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