Britain’s Favourite Smells

Have you ever smelt something and immediately you were reminded of a different place or time?  Maybe the smell of cinnamon and pine reminds you of holidays with the family, or fresh cut grass calls to mind a bright summer day. Anytime you encounter that particular smell, you re-experience those memories or feelings.

Premium Scenting, or Aroma Marketing, is infusing different smells into a space so that customers or visitors have a positive experience.  Kenneth Freeman, the International Technical Director for Ambius, says, “Of the five senses, smell is the most powerful, with the ability to trigger emotions and memories of good times with friends and family, and experiences from our childhood.”  So what exactly do people like to smell?  Ambius UK recently conducted a study to find out what people consider to be the best and the worst aromas. Read More »

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What Are The Benefits of Office Plants?

Americans are a nation of hard workers and for most that entails spending the majority of working hours indoors. Members of the cubicle crowd often lack direct access to natural light and unwittingly endure pollutant-contaminated air that has become all too common in newer office buildings. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors.

Throughout the throes of the 40+ hour work week, the average person spends a lot of time breathing in mold, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, chemicals, formaldehyde, dust mites and even pesticides. Office plants counter the harmful effects of pollutants by offering a sustainable solution for improved indoor air quality while making workplace environments quieter, healthier and of course prettier places to be. Read More »

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The “Art” In Design: How To Choose Art For Your Office

How many times have you visited a corporate or doctor’s office,  and noticed how outdated or “unappealing” the office was.  The furniture was stained and dirty and the artwork less than inviting.  Or, you might have gone into a new office that has no art on the walls.  Immediately, places like these can be off-putting and make you feel uneasy.

According to experts, our opinions are formed in the first 30 seconds.  And, usually, first impressions are the measure by which we make decisions about one’s professionalism and their ability to meet our needs.  With our perceptions so easily influenced, it is important for businesses to make an effort when it comes to their decor. Since the dawn of cavemen, humanity has been adorning walls with artwork. We continually find solace in the expression and beauty wall art imparts upon us. I’ve compiled below some tips to keep in mind when adding artwork to your space.

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5 Interesting Orchid Facts

5 Interesting Orchid FactsWith over 25,000 different species and varying shapes and colors, it’s no wonder that people are becoming more and more fascinated with orchids.

Coming in colors ranging from brown to magenta, orchids are the largest variety of flower and grow everywhere in the world except for the coldest tundras and driest deserts. As recent as this past December, new orchid species have been discovered and researchers are continually uncovering new findings about the enchanting plant species.

With so much variety, it should be no surprise that there are some amazing and little known facts about orchids.  I was amazed at all the different uses for and the history surrounding this mysterious plant. After conducting some research, I have listed below the 5 orchid facts that I found most interesting. Enjoy! Read More »

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Video: June Gardening Tips

For more gardening advice, scroll through our top 10 tips for caring for plants indoors. Read More »

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