It Seems Trees Actually Can “Talk”

“Hub trees”—a name for the oldest and tallest trees with the vastest root systems—have better access to sunlight than other trees and this leads them to create excess sugar. That sugar is distributed through their roots, underground, to fungi. These fungi, that need sugar to survive, spread their threads (known as Mycelium) through the root system of trees to absorb excess sugar. In return, the …

Algaerium

DIY biology inspires algae-based design

This year the clear movement at the London Design Festival was design concepts derived from biology. With a push by the Global Color Research, London’s premier color and trend forecasting agency, “Botanics” has made it’s way onto the design scene, defined as a vibrant celebration of natural color, well-being and references to organic forms in design and architecture. Designer and materiologist Marin Sawa perfectly illustrates …