Reminiscing Paradise: Seduction by Hawaiian Hibiscus

There it sits, in all its beautiful splendor, radiating a warmth that performs magical wonders on any rainy day when sunlight has decided to call-in-sick. A beautiful red Hibiscus flower helps to start each day anew in a reinvigorating manner. It is stunningly beautiful in a way that is more on par with fantasy than reality. E.O. Wilson was certainly on to something with his concept of Biophilia: man’s innate need for nature. However, the Red Hibiscus goes well beyond getting-in-touch with nature; it fast forwards to magical seduction.

Losing oneself in the warm embrace of this potted beauty is akin to a trip back in time to one of the world’s most breathtaking vistas- Maui, Hawaii. The mythic aura of Maui, which culminated in an invigorating climb atop Mauna Haleakala, in order to witness the intimidating expanse of a towering dormant volcano whose crater could easily contain all of Manhattan, simply froze time. Read More »

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The Pitfalls of DIY Holiday Decorating for Businesses

Tis The Season

This Christmas holiday season is a wonderful opportunity to give the gift of beautiful, stimulating and reinvigorating work spaces replete with stunning commercial Christmas decor. The holiday decorating professionals at Ambius will tend to all of your Christmas holiday decorating needs and desires.

Too many people pull out the old creaking and dust-covered ladders and other gravity-defying  contraptions only to needlessly suffer slips and falls that result in the inevitable trips to emergency rooms wasting time, money and health. Hold on to your good health and peace of mind, this holiday season, while we tend to all of your holiday decorating needs. After all, D.I.Y. is commendable but not when it involves traipsing from the ceiling with arms full of garland and other decorations. D.I.Y. also means, ‘Don’t Injure Yourself’. ‘ Below are a few reasons why it is best to leave the holidays to the pros and how you can better enhance your business during the most wonderful time of the year. Read More »

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How Plants Boost Productivity

How Plants Boost ProductivityColumbia, SC is almost like a bowl; it is as if the entire state concaves into the city.  However, in the center, where the University is, the landscape shoots up again and culminates in near 90° hills where you constantly worry your car will start rolling backwards.  While most people think this geographic feature just makes the city “famously hot,”( because it is where the heat and humidity settle), it also provides spectacular views to its inhabitants.

Last year, I lived in one of the dorms on the edge of campus that faced away from both the city and university.  I remember on move in day looking out my window and marveling at the view.  All I could see were trees in every shade of green; only occasionally, were they interrupted by a lone building.  This view would become my favorite thing about the room. Little did I know that nature was having a greater effect on I could comprehend. Plants and the natural world can help make us more productive in our daily lives.  Read More »

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A Day at the Ambius Office

With towering, luscious green walls, beautiful orchids, and a motley of other plants, one might think they are walking into a greenhouse or even a rain forest!  However, if they are at an Ambius office, it is just another day at work.

Here at Ambius we pride ourselves on being able to bring the outside in.  Not only do we encourage our clients to introduce greenery into their space, but we practice what we preach.  With all the benefits of plants for consumers and employees, Ambius gladly invests in our own space as well as others. Read More »

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Why Do Plants Need Light?

Plants are beneficial to humans and other animals in a myriad ways. The most commonly thought of benefit, that plants provide, is that they give off oxygen while taking in carbon dioxide. They, namely trees, also provide shade and cooler temperatures.

Plants are also used in manufacturing products such as paper, lighting, adhesives, medicine, clothing, cosmetics, fuel, charcoal as well as many other products. Additionally, plants provide food for people everywhere. But without light, plants- and life as we know it-  would cease to exist. All plants and animals are fully dependent on photosynthesis for their energy. While some carnivores do not eat plants, directly, the vast majority consume animals that subsist on plants. But why exactly do plants need light? How does this miracle process work?  Read More »

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