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Sssshhh...The Secret Benefits of Moss

Posted by Ryan McQuerry on May 10, 2018 7:42:13 PM

Did you know that plants have amazing acoustic properties? Research has shown that indoor plants are effective in absorbing sound at higher frequencies (roughly 2000Hz +) which are more annoying than lower-frequency sounds, especially in spaces with a lot of hard surfaces.

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Topics: Plant Walls

The 'It' Plant

Posted by Ryan McQuerry on May 10, 2018 7:13:20 PM

The Calathea is a plant that goes beyond green. Its variegated leaf patterns, stripes and colours have earned it the title ‘queen of patterned plants’, and according to Pinterest, saves for ‘patterned plants’ are up over 500%.

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NEW Oak & Steel Racks™

Posted by Ryan McQuerry on May 10, 2018 6:39:05 PM

Where do you feel most calm & creative, the most productive?  Is it sitting outside, close to nature, in your garden, under a tree? Or perhaps at home, in reach of the coffee machine and in more comfortable surroundings?

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Topics: Vertical Gardens

The Future of Plants in Architecture

Posted by Ryan McQuerry on May 10, 2018 1:53:16 PM

Gone are the days where a few plants in glazed ceramic pots in the foyer provide the finishing touch to a new building. For architects, it’s now standard practice to incorporate plants into the design, right from conception. Plants are being used as a living element that is portable, growing, and ever-changing. They provide function and form while looking beautiful. They can change the ambiance and feel of a space, adjust acoustics and improve the energy efficiency of buildings.

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Topics: benefits of indoor plants

Oyster + Chop: a Case Study

Posted by Ryan McQuerry on May 10, 2018 1:35:05 PM

Attracting foot traffic during both the day and evening, retaining valuable floor space, and refreshing the interior while keeping within the structural boundaries of the building were a few of the constraints to revamp the waterfront restaurant, Oyster + Chop. For the Outside In team, the constraints helped spark their creativity and they designed clever and bold ways to use plants to give the restaurant a fresh and vibrant street appeal.

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Topics: Indoor Plants

Forget Cut Flowers

Posted by Ryan McQuerry on Nov 23, 2017 10:01:30 AM

We all love fresh flowers, and it's become customary for reception areas and offices to have a bouquet of cut flowers delivered each week. But this practice is no longer environmentally sustainable, nor is it cost effective. The idea of cutting flowers and keeping them in water until they die doesn't hold the same allure these days...

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Topics: plant hire, Indoor Plants, Living Foliage Bowls

Patio Plant Styling at HeadQuarters

Posted by Ryan McQuerry on Sep 27, 2017 11:30:46 AM

Outdoor patios are the perfect way to soak in the sun and relax, sheltered from the elements in comfort and style. Add some lush greenery to draw nature in and you’ve got the ideal setting to enjoy a long lunch and sip a glass of champagne.

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Topics: Indoor Plants

How to Make Interiors Look More Lively with Indoor Plants

Posted by Rachel McQuerry on Aug 9, 2017 12:59:05 PM

Ryan McQuerry, director of interior plantscaping business Outside In, uses greenery to create a unique living environment in an Auckland furniture showroom

This showroom lies within a heritage building, and features a solid concrete exterior with a vast open space that needed a focal point. Ryan created a ‘living environment’ in the centre of the showroom; an unconventional and cost-effective solution.

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Topics: plant hire, Indoor Plants

How Plants Influence Your Health | The Benefits of Indoor Plants

Posted by Ryan McQuerry on Jul 13, 2017 9:43:56 AM

If you often feel tired and slightly "under the weather" at work, you may well be experiencing the recognised symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). SBS is a phenomenon where people have symptoms such as respiratory and sinus congestion, skin rashes, coughs, headaches and tiredness, when they are in certain buildings or indoor spaces. Many people report relief from these symptoms once they leave the building.

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Topics: benefits of indoor plants, toxins, air purification, air pollution

7 Reasons Why You Should Hire Plants for Your Office

Posted by Ryan McQuerry on Jun 14, 2017 2:46:50 PM

Once you've realised the significant health and productivity benefits of indoor plants and understand why your office should have plants, the next step is to decide where to get them from. Do you buy your own plants, pots and gear OR do you contact a hire plant company to do the job for you?

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