Indoor Garden Inspiration

How do you bring Mother Nature to a small office space?

As humans we thrive when surrounded by mother nature. There is nothing new in me telling you that that.

Its all great in theory and then you find yourself sitting in your office cubicle feeling a bit like the mouse on the running wheel and not a Sky Planter or Woolly Pocket in sight…

 

Bad office layout and a lack of greenery has been proven time and again to have a direct correlation to:

  • high staff turnover
  • increased sick days
  • higher levels of stress
  • poor concentration
  • lower work efficiency

Not great for the business owner or the staff.

 

Nidolab (an Argentine architecture and interior design firm) have taken the challenge and with just 54 m2 have created this space:

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Woolly Pockets

When a client sat looking forlornly around their apartment living room and said “I just want a garden” my heart sank. It was my fault for asking what they craved most. I looked out of the living room and onto the balcony and realised that pots were going to eat into their precious space. What I needed to do was to stop thinking horizontally and find something a bit more vertically inspired. If only walls had pockets…

Wally the Woolly Pocket

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Boskke Sky Planter

You don’t need me to tell you that natural living plants in a space are a good thing.

Indoor Plants

For a start they look beautiful. Then there are the pages and pages of case studies that have proven that in any indoor space (home or office) living plants are the way to go. They absorb Carbon Dioxide (and other nasties) and emit Oxygen. The cleaner and fresher our environment, the better we feel and more productive and alert we are. Continue reading