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New Study: Office Plants Can Improve Productivity Up To 15%

Office Plants Improve Productivtynew study by researchers from the universities of Cardiff, Exeter, Queensland and Groningen was published this month found that productivity can be increased by 15% in offices featuring “lean” designs by the addition of plant life. The researchers conducted the study in an office in the Netherlands and an office in the UK for multiple months. With the addition of plants in their offices, study participants completed tasks faster without comprising their quality of work.

Since the study was first published by the American Psychological Association, news media outlets such as TimeHuffington Post and The Guardian have featured stories about plants and productivity helping to raise public consciousness of the true impact plants can make in office settings. Lead researcher, Marlon Nieuwenhuis of Cardiff University’s School of Psychology, said:  “Our research suggests that investing in landscaping the office with plants will pay off through an increase in office workers’ quality of life and productivity.” In addition to the productivity benefits, the study also found that participants experienced a 40% increase in workplace satisfaction. Read More »

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Top 10 Christmas Trees of the World

Top 10 Christmas Trees of the World

A well decorated and lit tree is one of the most important parts of a successful holiday decoration for your business. These trees help give off a feeling of immense joy among everyone who looks at them. At Ambius, our designers spend months designing and installing these trees so that they are perfect for your customers and employees. For our designers, the holiday season is a year round process as they gather their inspiration for the next holiday.

In the spirit of the holidays and all things Christmas trees,  we bring to you the Top 10 Holiday Trees of the World. Read More »

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Kick Off the Holiday Season With Ambius

Holiday Blog

It is almost that time! We at Ambius can almost feel the snow and hear the sounds of the holiday season. We are more than halfway to the holiday season, so it is time to make your list and check it twice about how you are going to decorate your business for the season!

The holiday season is busy enough, leave it to Ambius to make holiday magic come to life and inspire awe and wonder. At Ambius, the holiday season is one of our designers’ favorite times of year because they are able to use their creative prowess to help create a winter wonderland in your office or business. Holiday decorations are one of the best ways to show your employees that you really care and value them. The positive impression of our designers will impress your customers and visitors with no effort on your part. Read More »

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The Power of Scenting: Top Scents That Elicit Emotion

Premium Scenting

Among all of the senses, scent is the most powerful trigger of emotion and memory. We are 100 times more likely to remember something we smell than what we see, hear, touch or taste. As a result, scent is a great tool businesses can use to increase sales and build their brand. From a retail standpoint, ambient scenting makes employees more helpful, while improving customer service perception. Additionally, studies have shown that scented stores are viewed as having higher quality when compared to non-scented stores.

Shoppers also see many benefits when shopping in stores featuring a pleasurable aroma, causing customers to spend significantly more. Ambius specifically formulates certain scents to appeal to different age groups and genders. We help our customers create customizable shopping experiences that are unique to their stores. To give you an idea of the different smells you could incorporate into your space, we put together a list of scents that have strong powers to elicit positive feelings and emotions. Read More »

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Photo Gallery: 2014 International Plantscape Awards

Ambius Designers With Awards

Each year, the interior landscaping industry comes together in Columbus, Ohio for Cultivate, to see the latest products, learn the latest trends, and connect with industry professionals in the landscaping and gardening industry. The Plant Institute of America (PIA) had their awards ceremony this year at Cultivate to honor professionals interiorscapers and their suppliers.

The International Plantscape Awards celebrate the achievements in the categories of Design; Installation; Horticultural Service; Major Renovation; Special Event & Holiday; Atrium and Conservatory; Silk, Replica & Preserved; Living Wall; Patio, Balcony and Roof Garden; and Technician.

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