The Japanese term shinrin-yoku translates closely as ‘forest bathing’; it was born from the idea that emersion in a natural setting is good for us — mind and body. Unfortunately, the reality of urban environments and busy schedules can make it difficult to practice. But what if we could bring the natural setting closer to us?
For one engineer, that was the question. The answer is Vertical Meadows, the UK-based company he’s now leading. They turn walls into living, green habitats using native species. Get the full story from Forbes on an idea that’s calming just to imagine.