Can Indoor Plants Boost Your Home’s Resale Value?

Indoor Plants Indoor plants are often used to make buildings more enticing. From skyscrapers to multi-family dwelling units or your own home, including greenery and vibrant colors is not only eye catching, but it can make a space look more friendly. In existing buildings, indoor plants can soften harsh lines in the built environment, making

Inspiring a Sense of Awe Within the Built Environment

Imagine traveling to Alaska to spend a cool night, gazing wide-eyed as the Aurora Borealis dances in the sky above you. How would you feel at that moment? How would you physically and emotionally respond to seeing one of the greatest wonders of the natural world? Maybe your eyes widen, your jaw drops slightly or

2022-03-21T14:55:37-07:00February 18th, 2022|Biophilic Design|

The Father of Biodiversity on Biophilic Architecture

Edward O. Wilson was an American biologist, naturalist and writer whose work brought biodiversity to the mainstream. Throughout his long career, he became an expert on insects and devoted time to studying how elements of the natural world influenced animal behavior. Wilson recently passed away in December 2021, and we at Plant Solutions honor his

2022-02-10T15:01:57-07:00February 10th, 2022|Biophilic Design|

Bringing Biophilic Design to a University Setting at ASU

Arizona State University, named most innovative university by U.S. News & World Report for seven years running, actively supports sustainability education and research on local and global levels. This dedication to advancement extends to emulating nature’s answer to everyday challenges. It is that dedication that keeps Joe Zazzera, ASU alumni and co-owner of Plant Solutions,

2022-02-02T15:14:24-07:00January 31st, 2022|Biophilic Design|

Three Ways to Build Wellness in the Workplace

Employees are the core of an organization and their experience within the company can have a direct impact on workflow and profit. Companies that put an emphasis on workplace wellness show a commitment to taking care of their people, which can lower stress in the office, improve morale and creativity, and decrease employee turnover. Here

2022-01-19T11:52:00-07:00January 5th, 2022|Biophilic Design, Indoor Landscape, Publications|

Two Bio’s – Biomimicry and Biophilia

Comparing biophilic design to biomimicry. When studying in the world of design, it is easy to mistake the terms biophilia and biomimicry as interchangeable. While both are founded upon a deep appreciation and growing understanding of nature, there are key differences between biophilic design/biophilia and biomimicry.   What is Biomimicry? According to the Biomimicry Institute, biomimicry

2022-01-19T11:52:01-07:00November 24th, 2021|Biophilic Design|

The Biophilia Effect: Exploring the Healing Power of Nature

The Answer Lies in the Practice Picture the Fountain of Youth, endless personal energy and strong resilience. While great in theory, how do you create a lifestyle and habits that sustain a lifetime of well-being all while vitalizing the workplace? The last few years have magnified the importance of developing a strong and stainable work-life balance.

2022-01-19T11:52:02-07:00November 4th, 2021|Biophilic Design|

Everything You Need to Know About Biophilic Design in 5 Minutes

The Magical Power of Nature Thinking back over time, some of the fondest, most soothing, memories involve connecting with nature. If you have ever set foot on a wooded mountain, waded through a running stream, or walked along the beach as the sandpipers are scurrying away from the waves, you have experienced the amazing euphoria

2022-01-19T11:52:02-07:00October 27th, 2021|Biophilic Design|
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