With Spring having now arrived, it seems only fitting to center this week’s InkWell entry around Nature – or more specifically, beautiful designs in Nature.
Natural designs take multiple forms, of course — a beautifully ordered geometric sequence, aligned stripes that accent a form, an attractive combination of colours to attract a mate, a pattern of swirls and whorls that offer camoflage to its wearer. All amazing, all satisfyingly beautiful and inspiring.
So let’s take a look at some of the elements in Nature’s design toolbox:
Photo by Elisabeth Lee (Pexels)
Photo by Ion Ceban (Pexels)
Photo by Erik Karits (Pexels)
Photo by Frans Van Heerden (Pexels)
Photo by Paul Carmona (Unsplash)
Photo by Karolina Grabowska (Pexels)
As a personal example of design arising from Nature, I took the photo below of the incredible volcanic rock columns on Reynisfjara Beach in southern Iceland (a black sand beach, no less!).
It’s always amazed me how a well-executed design can provoke a visceral, emotional response from us. For me, it’s a sense of something just “feeling right”, an order that gives me an instant sense of calm, or it could be a design that possesses an inherent beauty that makes me catch my breath in awe. (And admittedly, there’s also a part of me that delights in chaos, but that’s for another article, perhaps…)
We do hope you’re enjoying the beginnings of Spring wherever you are, and remember to take a little time to pause and appreciate the incredible natural designs we are constantly surrounded by. Until next time.