Biomimicry online: Asknature.org
How might a butterfly inspire your next design? The Biomimicry Institute’s latest project, AskNature.org, catalogs nature-inspired processes, ideas, systems, and structures, helping us to transform the best nature has to offer into more engaging, environmentally-sensitive, and effective design solutions. It’s a great resource you’ll no doubt find unique and inspiring.
For example, "Butterflies exhibit vibrant colors and stay clean using nano-scale structures on their wings. Designers and engineers have emulated this strategy to create self-cleaning coatings, fabrics and paints, and electronic display screens."
Check out more examples of biomimicry for design at AskNature.org.