Frog Designs – Emergency Shelters that make Sense

I am on the look-out for things that I think are smart. This is one of those things. I came across this design by FROG in Austin Texas for the EXO emergency shelter. It seems to me that this would make an excellent addition to our tool kit for dealing with emergencies...

BrightBuilt Barn – Maine

I was at Gasoline Alley Foundation last Friday night with John Rooks (the SOAP Group) and Joe Sibilia at a talk about “Zombie Consumerism“. The conversation was fun to listen to and included a fantastic cultural analysis about how zombie movies are really...

Moral Foundations, Openness, Liberals and Conservatives

The foundations of moral behavior and the creation and maintenance of civil society relies on having multiple viewpoints integrated and adapted to meet the needs of the society. I am a progressive – no doubt about it. I am strongly motivated by harm/care and by...

The Exploration of Evil – How we become villains or heroes

“Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to turn bad. In this talk, he shares insights and graphic unseen photos from the Abu Ghraib trials. Then he talks about the flip side: how easy it is to be a hero, and how we can rise to the challenge.”...

Bringing Agency Back to Architecture

Joshua Prince-Ramus – Creation and Execution – bringing social agency and cultural formation back into the architectural process. He suggests a process for design that makes a lot of sense to me. Issue: What is the problem to be solved? What are the...

The Desk – What does your space say about you?

Our work spaces say something about us. Mine has always been important to me, and there have always been some similarities in what I choose to create with my office spaces. Since I started drafting (like with pencils and rulers) at the age of 14, the neatness of my...

Putting Ourselves in Perspective

This is called the ‘most important image ever taken by man’. It is also known as the ‘deep field’. It is an image taken of a BLANK section of the sky by the Hubble Deep Space Telescope. Based on the probabilities inherent in the equation that...

Getting Our Feet in the Ground [and our homes]

I love this concept and execution. In prehistory – we lived very close to the ground. Our shelter was whatever we could crawl into to keep us out of the elements and safe from predators. Today … the trend is returning to our roots. Smaller foot-prints,...

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good design changes everything. WHO: My name is Boysen Hodgson. I am a graphic designer, a web developer, a marketing resource, a builder of things, a husband, a city dweller, a business development consultant, a men’s work facilitator. I am an advocate for...