Why is there so much plastic and metal in digital culture? What about wood and other natural fabrics? Why so many straight lines? Why not curves and circles?
Computer kit made from wood can connect our digital lives to the natural world and help us feel and perform better. Just as architects design houses with turf roofs, and interior designers create water features and green walls inside buildings, we should be applying the principles of technobiophilia to the hardware and software we make.
This week I’ve found you some wooden techie items which are very affordable and make excellent presents. They are also nice little treats for yourself :)
* Price at time of going to press
This is one of a series of tips I’m posting every Tuesday for the next few weeks, highlighting Christmas gifts and activities which promote digital wellbeing. There are gifts you can enjoy making yourself, as part of your own tech/nature practice, and gifts to buy for the geeky people in your life.
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Buying for geeky friends or family? Here’s the perfect fireside read: Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age: how to feel better without logging off.