Last week, we explored how the communities of tomorrow (and in some parts of the world, today) promote health by bringing residents closer to their neighbors and the surrounding nature. A beautiful example of mbg's You. We. All mentality, it got us thinking about how we can optimize our homes for wellness, regardless of our ZIP code.
According to Veronica Schreibeis Smith, a "building biologist" who designs spaces in response to wellness trends, there is plenty we can do behind closed doors to support a healthy lifestyle. After hearing the chair of the Global Wellness Institute's Wellness Architecture Initiative's industry forecasts at a conference earlier this year, where wellness kitchens were identified as a trend, we caught up with her to learn more about how the homes of the future will be better for us and better for the planet.