FRACTALS. For more information about fractals read The Fractal Geometry of Nature by Benoit B. Mandelbrot or visit the Fractal Foundation www.fractalfoundation.org
"Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line." Benoit B. Mandelbrot, introduction to The Fractal Geometry of Nature.
"Biomimicry ushers in an era based not on what we can extract from nature, but on what we can learn from her. This shift from learning about nature to learning from nature requires a new method of inquiry, a new set of lenses, and above all, a new humility." Janine M. Benyus