Posts by Shane Pliska
What is interior landscaping?
Interior landscaping is the practice of designing, installing, and maintaining greenery and biophilic elements inside buildings. Professionals in the trade commonly refer to this service as interior plantscaping or interiorscaping. Some publications use the term “interior landscape” as a phrase to describe all the elements installed in an interior, such as furnishings and art. In this context, they are not using the term as a technical category but rather a convenient word combination to suit a headline. In the design community, interior landscaping pertains specifically to plants, live or artificial. The book Interior Landscape Design by Nelson Hammer, ASLA, published…Read More
Office of the Future: The Nature of the Post-Pandemic Workplace
West Bloomfield, Michigan — Planterra joined forces with colleagues in the interior landscape industry in authoring The Nature of the Post-Pandemic Workplace, a white paper that offers designers and employers insight on the future of office and workplace environments. The authors analyzed recent research from several reputable sources (Morning Consult, Stanford University, Nielsen and others) to determine what impact the pandemic has had on the workplace and what expectations employees have for the future. This is not the end of the office. In fact, many of the trends in work from home—Zoom meetings and flex spaces—were already in motion…Read More
How to Choose the Best Office Plants for Workplace Feng Shui
Live Bamboo plants with Croton underplantings. These masters studied hundreds of homes to see if there was a formula that, with proper placement, created either success and harmony or distress and struggle for the homeowners and their families. Using methods taught by the great masters, Feng Shui can be used in a business environment and have the same positive outcome as when it is used in a home. The Bagua Chart A feng shui Bagua Chart was created to display how to best use the elements of feng shui. The Bagua Chart is a rectangular key that is divided into…Read More