Our newsletter today celebrates Fibonacci (Leonardo Bonacci was his given name) and how his observations around 900 years ago affect our design lives today. And - one fact that didn’t make it into our newsletter was that today - November 23 - is actually a Fibonacci sequence - 1 1 2 3
We thought it would be fun if we posted examples we notice, as we go about our normal lives today - in either nature or design. Share with us what you've found in your life!
And to understand more about it - I’ve clipped this from Jane’s Knowledge Base article on Fibonacci and the Division of Space.
Our guiding light for the division of space is the Fibonacci numeric sequence. It works like this: Start by counting 1, 2.
Now add those together. The sum is your next number: 3.
1, 2, 3
Now just keep going: add the last two numbers in the sequence to get the next number.
1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21
…until you want to stop. —Sounds a bit contrived, but this sequence underlies some of the most stunning designs in nature—including your DNA, the spiral formed by the hairs on your head, the leaves of lettuce, the seeds of a sunflower, and the shell of the nautilus snail. Now that’s magic in design.