Entries by J.C. Scott

I’m embarrassed to be human

It is an embarrassing time to be a human. I mean, what could you say to a fish or to a bird if they could understand us in any way? “I’m sorry fish but it is better for me and all of us humans if we just use your water for a little while to… read more

Eco Meets Design @ UVic Mystic Market

Designing a student space that makes people feel like they are in a West Coast setting while embracing modern amenities is no small task. UVic not only needed it done, they wanted it to resonate with the students enough to be rated the best in Canada. Now it’s done and nobody is disappointed with the… read more

Fall celebrates y.a.m. Magazine Sept/Oct 2014 issue, Modern Home Victoria and some eco initiatives

Climate Change: This 2014 fall season has some reasons for celebration in our eco design studio and eco home store. First must be the largest climate change march in history, centered in NYC and echoed around the world. In larger and larger numbers people are getting vocal about wanting politicians and business to face up… read more

Thoughtful Holiday Reading

Three books plus the normal contingent of magazines including the New Yorker were the core of my cerebral stimulation for the holidays.  Reading books when one can sleep-in is an even more wonderful experience than usual, and magazines make airports and flight delays more tolerable. I started with the 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION of ECOLOGICAL DESIGN… read more

To Shop or Not To Shop? That is The QUESTION

… Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to …? Anyway you get the point, we are moving into the height of the consumer season and the question around sustainable society vs consumerism promoted incessantly by the corporatocrasy, the consumerism that according to our government “Drives The Economy” is worth some consideration. Which economy do you… read more

Eco Lux Continued

I was lucky enough this week to be given a tour of Dunmora by my friend, the listing realtor, Leslee Farrell.  The tour reminded me that heritage homes, once renovated, may be both one of the best forms of eco design and of eco lux.  Nothing like them can, will, or possibly even should be… read more


I Love Nature It’s true, I do.  This simplest of facts is the basis for most of what I do in my life including much of my social and business activity.  The fact that it is summer and that I have been out in nature much more recently because we are having a fabulous summer… read more


One of the inspirations for me as a designer is the work of my heros, remember heros, those people who show us the way forward even when it seems very beak just before the dawn?  Well I have three or four or five living heros, Santiago Calatrava, Phillip Stark, Marcel Wanders, Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid…. read more