GBI Launches Two New Certification Programs

Aug. 10, 2009
By Mary Ann Lazarus

The emerging science of biomimicry has captivated the design professions. Conferences are buzzing about it, magazines are craving it, and the next generation of designers can’t get enough of it.

Established by biologist Janine Benyus in the 1990s, biomimicry looks to the natural world for ideas and inspiration for all kinds of design opportunities. The goal is to create sustainable products, processes and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life on Earth and able to endure, regardless of the challenges.

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August 11, 2009
Editor’s Note: Welcome to a new and improved issue of DesignFlash, brought to you by Interiors & Sources! You may have noticed something different about this edition, but not to worry—you’re still getting the same great content you expect, but now in a more organized and visually-appealing format. Plus, we’ve added a few simple features like an archive to past issues (in case you missed one), a “Downloads” area for white papers and case studies, as well as enhanced product coverage. We hope you enjoy our new format and will take the time to send us an e-mail and let us know what you think.

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