“What are you reading?”

I’m a voracious reader of nonfiction, especially content related to sustainable design, but still I dread the question, “What are you reading these days?” as it seems so judgmental, so loaded. Do you know what I mean? It’s especially daunting when you occasionally get to hangout with visionaries and thought leaders — people who write

Take a Visual Staycation

Classes start soon, but there’s still time for a vacation!  If you can’t get away, or if you’re concerned with the environmental (or financial) impact of road and air travel, you might opt for “staycation” (vacationing at or near your home). Whatever your vacation plans might be, you can take a visual staycation by visiting

Sustainability – Euro Style!

EcoDesign Circle has recently released The Sustainability Guide, created to provide “inspiration and knowledge by gathering information, methods and good examples of how to use design to achieve a sustainable and circular business as well as social development.”   The Guide was developed for designers and clients in the Baltic region of Europe; however, its

Embracing Paradoxes

Our society has become increasingly divided and self-sabotaging. We seem to have become a collection of myopic paranoid binary thinkers, if we pause to think at all. We seem to think that we are either victors or victims, and we describe our wins and losses in superlatives. We seem to believe that our survival requires

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