Posts Tagged ‘biophilia’
The data is surmounting. How can anyone deny that being in nature supports your mental health, your outlook on life and your spirituality? Part from our biophilic needs (to affiliate with nature and natural processes), these new studies show that there are biological reasons that show that our participation in the natural world helps ...Read more.
Biophilic design: a strange term. Hmmmm, just like Feng Shui! And they are related in another way, too. They both are about connecting man to the natural world. I heard about biophilic design while googling "Nature Deficit Disorder" two years ago, after reading The Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (great book). ...Read more.
I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the biophilic design (aka natural design) in this space. Designed by Debbie Travis and team for a Canadian home show called "All For One." The organic nature of the tables and stone wall, the wall scene of snow-covered mountains and lake (very Canadian, I might add!), and the use of ...Read more.
Although I'm an ardent student of biophilic design – a fairly recent movement to infuse our buildings and structures with nature and natural elements – I’m still ambivalent about the use of faux nature in architecture and interior design. Studies have shown that we significantly benefit from the real deal. The illusions, although help us ...Read more.
I have developed a working relationship with an applied environmental psychologist this past year. I have been so excited: someone that speaks my language! Yes, I am a Feng Shui practitioner, but I have many years of working in scientific applications for marketing. I am a researcher at heart, a scientist and analytical, but my ...Read more.
Trees….I’ve always had a thing for trees! Taking a walk today at Avalon in Stony Brook, I came across this magnificent tree. I can’t guess how old it is (200 yrs old?), but it’s far older than most of the trees in the preserve. It’s just down the yellow/blue trail from the parking lot. Beautiful ...Read more.
One of my favorite scenes in any movie is from “I Heart Huckabys.” That scene comes to mind when I pass a beautiful meadow on my daily walk with my dog, Bailey. The scene where the poet/activist Albert and his new-found uber-activist Tommy are having dinner at a Christian home and Albert laments about industry ...Read more.
I just attended the 1st conference for LINCK – Long Island Nature Collaborative for Kids – a nonprofit organization established in 2007. The idea that “children will not save what they do not love,” guides their mission: fostering a love of nature in young children that will help them become better stewards of the environment ...Read more.