Entries by Mike Rivers

5 Tips to Improve Productivity at Work

Productivity in the workplace gives a boost to the entire office. Not only does it enhance the work environment, it also provides increased employees morale. However, with all the demands of a hectic workplace, finding ways to streamline your workload can prove challenging. Here are 5 proven practices for improving productivity at work and effective […]

Improve Office Life Through Conceptual Design, Live Elements, and Concessions

Employees spend many of their waking hours at work. The office is like a home away from home, so it is important that employees feel like they are at home while they are there. If you have ever worked in a building that boasts furniture representative of a 1980s sitcom or has decor that is […]

Cleaning the Air While Decorating with Indoor Plant Displays

Living indoor plant displays adds a touch of class to a busy office or a bit of warmth to an otherwise sterile waiting room.  Such a display is an element that stylishly ties your décor together. The right indoor plant combinations make a place look finished, ready and put-together while they are useful for cleaning […]

The 5 Best Biophilic Buildings in Asia

First popularized by Edward O. Wilson in 1984, Biophilic design has grown to become one of modern architecture’s hottest trends. Focused on creating sustainable relationships between humans and natural elements, Biophilic design reaches beyond artificial man-made structures. Architect Dwayne MacEwen, Principal of DMAC Architecture, best describes the emerging trend when comparing architecture to music: “The […]

How to Bring Biophilic Elements into Your Workspace

The importance of Biophilia in urban spaces is growing. The Biophilic Design Movement is in the process of transitioning from a hot architectural trend to an absolute structural component. As stated by Timothy Beatley, author of Biophilic Cities, “Nature is not optional; it’s absolutely essential. It’s something that should be part of every day, every […]

Five Incredible Living Art Installations That Combine Beauty and Purpose

Artists, designers and environmental visionaries have all been known to use plants as functional, beautiful pieces of art. As more people become aware of biophilia, the beneficial relationship between humans and plants, there’s an increasing awareness of and appreciation for these amazing installations. Here are five fascinating “living art” destinations across America and Canada. University […]