The construction industry is poised for a shift towards healthier building methods and design practices according to a new SmartMarket Report by Dodge Data & Analytics, in partnership with Delos.
The report sheds light on the market drivers causing large-scale shifts within the construction industry and causing a renaissance in health and wellness-focused properties.
“The increased attention to building health impacts is just beginning,” said Stephen A. Jones, Senior Director of Industry Insights at Dodge Data & Analytics in a press release discussing the report. Read More
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Tagged Architecture, contractors, Design, Drive Towards Healthier Buildings, employee, healthy, interior, landscapes, Office Design, Plants, Report, Summary, Trends, Wellness
Fall is officially here and that usually means one thing: pumpkins. Yes, pumpkins are being picked and plucked from patches across the United States, but fall’s most famous orange veggie isn’t the only thing filling up farmer’s markets this season.
Pumpkins are the most popular of the fall harvest vegetables, but the harvest offers many more vegetables that fly under the radar.
With such a large influx of freshly harvested fall favorites available everywhere from roadsides stands to grocery stores, we thought we’d help introduce you to the amazingly diverse range of flavor, texture, and scent options that you are sure to encounter this season.
Regardless of your cooking ability, these seasonal vegetables are too good to pass up and should make their way to your plate this fall whether you’ve cooked them up yourself or ordered them off the menu at your favorite local restaurant. Read More
Posted in Ambius - the lighter side of plants
Tagged autumn, benefits, brussels sprouts, facts, Fall, food, Growing, Harvest, kale, onions, pumpkins, squash, sweet potatoes, vegetables
Fall is a season of full change. Changes drive the season like it drives our work, our lives, and our designs.
Fall is a time of change for nature and for ourselves. The leaves outside change color and the weather gets colder. Change is happening all around us this time of year, which is why fall is the perfect time for us to identify necessary changes and prepare for what is to come.
This is the time of year that we study our past successes and failures to inspire our future. Just as nature whisks away the designs of old in preparation for its new landscapes, we look at our own designs and prepare for what’s to come. Read More
Posted in Design News
Tagged asters, autumn, color, Design, designs, exterior, Fall, farmhouse design, halloween, interior, landscapes, Mums, pansies, Plants, popular, Trends
While plants and flowers may not first spring to mind when you think of Halloween, there are more plant species with a spooky look than you may have thought.
Creepy flora, like Cockscomb and Dracula orchids, can give your garden and interior design a touch of the macabre. You can also awaken memories of Little Shop of Horrors with a carnivorous plant like a venus fly trap or pitcher plant.
Most people decorating for Halloween turn to the standard pumpkins and mums. Why not be a big more adventurous this year?
If you want to give your home or business a true haunted feel with various ghoulish touches, have a think about using these plants to help set the mood. Read More
Unfortunately, summer has come to an end but luckily fall has arrived! The changing of leaves, pumpkin patches and Halloween make fall a favorite for many. Another reason people adore fall are the scents associated with it! Scents like, caramel apples, cinnamon, pumpkin and spice awaken fond memories of celebration and comfort.
Homeowners often scent their homes with scented candles and essential oils to make the mood more festive, but businesses can also take part in fall celebrations as well.
Ambius Premium Scenting allows for businesses to add a special element to their space, making it a more memorable and pleasant experience for employees and customers. Memory and scent work close with one another so adding alongside exterior and interior decor will leave a lasting impression.
Take a look at some of our scents that fit perfectly for the fall season. Read More