Category: Benefits of Indoor Plants

E.O. Wilson and the Biophilia Hypothesis

E.O. Wilson and the Biophilia Hypothesis

In our last entry we discussed the idea of “biophilic design” – design that consciously implements natural elements in otherwise man-made environments. Today, we’ll take a moment to pay tribute to the man we have to thank for the idea of biophilic design, Edward O. Wilson. Prior to developing his famous biophilia hypothesis, Wilson spent… Read more »

What is Biophilic Design and Why Does it Matter?

Many people find that the more time they spend in natural settings, the more grounded they feel as they live out their days in urbanized civilization. Spending time in peaceful natural landscapes offers us a kind of perspective that is hard to find in the hustle and bustle of modern civilization. Back in the 1990’s,… Read more »

Using Plants to Reduce Stress in the Workplace

Using Plants to Reduce Stress in the Workplace

In today’s fast-paced, high-pressure professional culture, it’s very important to make sure your employees and colleagues are operating at peak performance whenever possible. One way to promote positive energy and mitigate unnecessary stress is to add a little bit of greenery to your workspace. Recent research has shown that the presence of plants and blooming… Read more »

Clean the Air in your Office with These 5 Plants

In an earlier blog entry, we discussed the remarkable capacity plants have to act as natural air purifiers. In fact, some plants are so effective at cleansing the air of harmful toxins and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that NASA has studied them in hopes of employing them as air purifiers in space stations. In today’s… Read more »

A Living Wall For Garden Of Life

Recently, we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to construct a living wall for our health conscious friends over at Garden of Life in their newly built LEED certified headquarters, located in the beautiful city of Palm Beach Gardens. This project was no small undertaking, and we couldn’t be happier with the results! We… Read more »

Has Your Building Been Diagnosed With Sick Building Syndrome?

Have you ever noticed that you only sneeze when you are at work or in your office?  Now, have you ever noticed that you hear the echoes of other employee’s sneezes while in your office? If so, your workplace might suffer from “Sick Building Syndrome.” What exactly is “Sick Building Syndrome,” you may ask? This… Read more »

Noisy Building? Never Fear, Plants Are Here!

Whether it is your home or office, you turn to your facility for refuge from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets. When it comes to getting quality work done on a daily basis, your office should be distraction-free. Between overheard conversations, honking cars or the echoing sound of a copy machine, it can… Read more »

How Indoor Plants Can Act As Air Purifiers

When most people think about incorporating live, indoor plants into their décor, they are thinking about it from an aesthetic point of view. Now while most plants are, of course, absolutely gorgeous and do wonders when it comes to making a space come alive, that’s not all that they’re good for. Taking it back to… Read more »