Biomimicry in Action

If nature can orchestrate something as beautiful as spring every year, perhaps it is time to look to the natural world to answer some of our own design questions.

Self-proclaimed nature nerd, Janine Benyus, believes that design and innovation should reflect the patterns created within the natural world. By using biomimicry, a field which studies sustainable innovation inspired by nature, designers are finding new ways of solving their problems. Benyus provides several examples, such as the bullet train, which were modeled from designs inspired by nature and its properties.

The organisms, Benyus promises, have all their priorities in order. Maybe it's time to listen.

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