Thursday, February 17, 2011

EcoSpheres: Life in a Bubble

Here at Still Life we love design that is directly inspired by nature!
My first encounter with this ecosystem was at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, where one will find the world's largest EcoSphere. I was privileged to meet the founder and developer, Joe Hanson a few weeks ago. 
Now, a little of that world can be seen at Still Life, where art meets nature.

Inside each EcoSphere are active micro-organisms, small shrimp, algae and bacteria, each existing in filtered sea water. Because the EcoSphere is a self-sustaining ecosystem, you never have to feed the life within. Simply provide your EcoSphere with a source of indirect natural or artificial light and enjoy this aesthetic blend of art and science, beauty and balance.

A Glimpse Into the Future

The EcoSphere is the result of technology developed by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NASA was researching self-contained communities for space explorers to live in during long-term space flights. Out of this research came the EcoSphere - an ecosystem of animal and plant life in perfect balance.

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