Being outside in fresh air improves the ability to relax, boosts mood, extends attention span, alleviates feelings of isolation, and creates a sense of safety, all of which make us feel happy and increase our desire to socialize with others. The Biophilic Pattern of Refuge is a design response to our innate need for safety and shelter from danger. A place to withdraw from the main flow of activity liberates us from a state of fight or flight, so we can retreat to a state of comfort. Refuge can be created by isolated seating with nature protecting the space behind and overhead. Green walls, flower walls, hanging plants, and planted rectangular outdoor planters are great ways to fabricate trendy privacy and sound barriers that generate refuge from the urban surroundings.