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Michael C. (M, 44)
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micro/macro levels of understanding, direct experience, floatation, silence, yoga, micro-biology, emergent systems, quantum mechanics, great attractor, mindfulness, playfulness, patterns in nature, collective consciousness, beauty, cognitive liberty, openness, cymatics, creative process, equipoise w/ spiritualism & materialism, modality/modularity, noosphere, ambient music/film, jazz, psychedelic experiences, research & entheogens, sensuality, big sur, san francisco, kyoto, ams, greece, & love
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    Freedom of Creation is a design + research company based in Amsterdam. Their designers are deeply inspired by nature... and her growth patterns.



    Their designs for lighting fixtures are infused with the mathematical elegance and beauty of the fibonacci.



    Some of their designs are inspired by planetary movements.



    And some of their textile designs take a playful + pop approach to mobius strips.
    Thu, Jan 24, 2008  Permanent link
    Categories: nature, fibonacci, biomimicry
    Sent to project: What happened to nature?
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