Building a Taste for Plant-Based Foods

When diners hear the words “plant-based,” several things can come to mind: lack of flavor, non-filling, tasteless, and even negative textural qualities such as “spongy.” Those who prefer meat as the main attraction of each meal might even picture a … Read More

Nuts and Bolts Meet the Natural World

Natural evolution leads to a mechanical revolution. … Read More

Safe Drawing Pins Inspired By Cat Paws

The Green Echo wave is filled with so many cool, innovative design ideas. I often find myself thinking: “Man, that idea seems so simple, why didn’t I think of that!” I like to imagine Toshi Fukaya was petting a kitty … Read More

Bringing The Outdoors, Indoors

I’m one of those people that “runs cold”… perhaps you know someone who has cold extremities. Especially in the winter, my hands and feet can be used as icy weapons against my warm blooded friends. So as lovely as wooden … Read More

What Is Biophilia?

Green Echo™ is such an interesting wave to me, but at first glance, one could dismiss it as fancy art or science projects. Well, I came a cross a fine example of Green Echo™, that shows you specifically how nature … Read More

Nano Bugs – You Know, For Kids!

Enterprising geeks turn their passion for robotics and bugs into successful and educational toy. HEXBUG is a fun example of how Green Echo™ doesn’t always have to be about high concept biomimicry science experiments.  Like this crazy bullet proof skin … Read More

Natural Tech

Here are two examples of bringing a bit of nature into your tech filled life.  There are hundreds, if not thousands, of iPod, iPhone and iPad docking stations offering all kinds of features.  I’ve seen all kinds of cool stuff, … Read More

Leafy Looking Electricity

Big solar panels can be so, well…let’s just say it, ugly. The Solar Ivy “leaves” you see in the below photo, by comparison, are more beautiful and a much more pleasing fit with the environment. They’re also cheaper to produce than the huge flat, colorless panels, cheaper to replace, and have the same kind of potential to cut down your cost of electricity. … Read More

Arborsmithing has given way to ‘Biotecture’

For those who haven’t ever stumbled across arborsmithing (or ‘tree shaping’), it’s essentially “the craft of cultivating and training perennial woody plants to grow into ornamental shapes and useful implements.” That means you shape trees naturally, over time, into things like chairs, ornaments and bridges … Read More

The Nature Cure

Depression is up. Connection with nature is down. This modern schism is being reconnected by something called eco-therapy. People spend so much time in their heads doing email, texting, iPodding and iPhoning, it’s no wonder they feel cut off from the earthy, foundational feelings that come from interacting with nature and all the benefits that entails. … Read More