I should preface this entry with two comments:
1) the RepRap project about which I’ve previously posted is part of the Centre for Biomimetic and Natural Technology. Consequently, I’ve been reading increasing traffic on the subject of biomimicry.
2) I’ve always been fascinated by carnivorous plants (pitcher plants, sundews, and of course the Venus fly-trap) and as an industrial design student I even had a toy concept based on these things.
That said, via MoCo Loco I’ve come across a fun site. Eenamaria is a start-up handbag boutique specializing in biomimetically-influenced handbags. Very cool. Now just wait until they become functional… purse snatchers beware.