biomimicry manual

The Book on Amazon! And is Live!

Juicy update!

Things are picking up steam over here. We have a March 2017 publication date for the book, now titled Teeming: How Superorganisms Work to Build Infinite Wealth in a Finite World. It's available on Amazon now. The publisher tells me they already have 1500 preorders in the US, and more internationally! This is very good... Barnes and Noble picked it up, which is apparently a rare and wonderful thing! Sounds good to me, anyway.

Meanwhile, I've launched the new website. Head over to and check it out! You can subscribe to my newsletter, and see what I've been up to!

Inhabitat - Design Will Save the World!

If you're wondering why I've been quiet lately, it's because I've got a new gig writing a regular feature for Inhabitat! In case you're not familiar with them, is a hyper-cool sustainable design website with the motto "Design Will Save the World." What's not to love about that? I pitched them the idea for a new column, The Biomimicry Manual, and they gave me the green light! The idea is to showcase "geewhiz green gadgets" from Mother Nature, getting biomimicry thinking out into the mainstream design community. I'd like it to be a household word and way of thinking, making it more approachable and comfortable to non-biologists. Whenever anyone does anything, they will hopefully start asking themselves, "how would Nature do this?" first.

And of course, I LOVE writing them. They are so much fun. And I will never run out of crazy beasts to write about. I've written on the aye-aye and echolocation, hagfish and spandex, the bombardier beetle and fuel injection, the pompeii worm and pollution clean-up, and many more. You can check out all my features here

Thanks for reading, and enjoy!