Elements of design in nature | elements of nature in design

Line, form, color, texture, contrast, pattern, repetition, movement. All elements of design to consider when creating a built landscape. Finding and studying them in nature helps us recreate them in gardens and understand natural relationships of elements of a harmonious concept. These scenes juxtapose chaos (willow branches), pattern (grasses, water plants), direction (some willow branches, […]






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Design is everywhere

Being a designer means looking at everything around us. The chair I’m sitting on, the sidewalk, the handle on the frying pan, the smart phone.¬†We’re not really cranky. We only seem that way because we’re asking questions, like, “Why aren’t sidewalks better at treating runoff water?” Designers continually look at how things could work better. […]






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