This week on OCD:Designcast, Neil and Jeff talk about the rising culture of climate change shamers and how advocates are increasingly attacking anyone that questions, or even has questions, climate change. Plus, Neil reviews 50 Shades of Grey (spoiler alert: it’s not good), the best TV shows out on every platform from HULU.com, Netflix.com, amazon.com and the old school basic cable. They discuss the new trend of tiny houses, and what’s the future of humans and artificial intelligence.
This episode, Jeff and Neil talk about the world of design, cars, movies and surgery. The hot topic include the Two Professions of Architecture, test driving the Mercedes S550, building furniture with concrete, the demise of Architecture for Humanity and the best Valentine’s Day gift eva!!!
Over the last two weeks, the worlds of Neil and Jeff have been in full speed. Jeff had to go under the knife to deal with an inflamed gallbladder. They talk about the health implications of diet and exercise and if the surgery has Jeff living any different. Neil talks about his week-long test drive of a Mercedes S550. The automobile has a price tag of around $100,000.00. Apparently, he loved it and didn’t want to give it back. It was super fancy….but is it sustainable to own such a car? The co-hosts do a southern version of green Car Talk exploring the answer.
Plus Neil and Jeff continue talk about how architecture seems to be two different professions both connected and disconnected at the same time. How can young designers, makers, architects and craftsman explore their love of making stuff to bridge the gap between the two worlds….or, maybe, the two worlds are necessary for a rich and vibrant design profession….or maybe not. Find out in the discussion. They talk about design/build, building small and how concrete could (and is) a great way to make really cool things.
Neil and Jeff talk about the nearly old news about the demise of Architecture for Humanity which declared bankruptcy this year (2015) after more than a decade of global-trotting and socially minded design projects. What happened? Can architecture support such a high-morality within its industry? Or is the demise of A4H a caustionary tale for all socially responsible efforts saying “Beware, this road may lead to disaster”??
And finally, Neil is going to see 50 Shades of Grey (with his wife of course!) for Valentine’s Day. They talk about 50Shades compared to the to-be-released Trainwreck with Amy Schumer…which is the truer story….and which will get women more worked up? Plus much more!!