Nature in Design

Molecular Geometry and the Lowly Gecko

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Sun - 06 Feb 2011 - 02:01 AM

I was hit with an epiphany while flying on Hawaiian Air recently. Our Dii January board meeting and tour of the New School of Architecture, its geometric ceiling, and model-making prototype pattern might have something in common with the “lowly” gecko.

Hana Hou inflight magazine covers this amazing creature and its ability to crawl completely upside down without chemical stickiness, and, when caught, to re-generate a tail and slip out of its outer skin as necessary. This mini-reptile is not the slimy character we thought, but an ingenious specimen of molecular geometry designed and evolved for survival. Read on and enjoy!

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Celebrating Nature in Design

Cats: Nature in Design

Fri - 31 Dec 2010 - 01:04 AM

Thank you Danne Woo ( for helping set up this blog site for our Design Innovation Institute. We wish all of you a new year of happiness, prosperity and innovation in a changing world of energy consciousness. Photo design and concept: Calvin Woo (

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