Tuesday, April 16, 2013

How to create a workplace that people never want to leave

Business Week posted a great article and video about creating a workspace that people really like.  Plants, while not explicitly discussed in this article, are a key element to a great workspace.  Many plants can be seen in the video, and we know that plants help improve morale and productivity.  

 

Business Week Article:

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Ficus Nitida and Benjamina cut lollipop style

Ficus plants can be shaped to be architectural elements.  These two placements below show ficus trees shaped into a lollipop style:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Great Geometry With These Cube Containers

These plant containers in the shape of cubes and rectangles totally make this room with cube like club chairs and a square coffee tables.  The containers are eco friendly fiberglass Earth Wall and Earth Cube lines from Architectural Supplements painted in silver.

 Above: Earth Walls with Aglaonemas
 Above: Earth Cubes with hardy, dramatic, and geometric ZZ plants.  Note that the full name of the ZZ plant is Zamioculcas Zamiifolia and it originates from Southern Africa.  It is very popular with designers because of its angular lines.  Here is a a great site to learn more about ZZ Plants and how to care for them: Epic Gardening.