When I was thinking of how to design my new office, I knew that plants had to be a central design feature. Many years ago, ecologist E.O. Wilson described a phenomena called biophilia. The idea is that we are innately connected to nature and have a deep need for the natural world. In today’s modern life there are so many stressors and distractions. Few of us have the connections to the living things the our hearts and minds need (even if we don’t fully realize it). My office is filled with greenery of all textures and colors to create a deeply relaxing and enjoyable experience.
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