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Plant Decorated Hidden Cameras, Soil Readers, and Humidifiers

Silk Plant Technology

With technology becoming more and more a part of our daily lives it was only a matter of time before the silk plant industry got in the game. As you'll see in the examples below, faux plants are being used as soil meters, humidifiers and cloak and dagger spy tools reminiscent of your favorite James Bond movies. Not surprisingly, the "devices" discussed perform many of the same functions as normal silk plants -- to enhance, shape, or disguise contraptions or sights that are best served hidden.

[more]Silk Plant Easy Bloom The Easy Bloom Plus is an innovative device outfitted with technology used on the Mars rover that will bring out the geeky side of any gardner. Outfitted with soil sampling technology, the Easy Bloom collects sunlight and soil readings. The tech savvy gardner can then remove the device and plug it in to a usb port of any computer to analyze the data. The best feature of may be its look, which resembles a real plant and is hard for any observer to detect without knowing it's there. Silk Plant Humidifier

Having a hard time remembering when to re-fill your humidifier? The Bionic Humidifier will remind you in a familiar and (according to the manufacturer) emotional way. When your humidifier water gets low, the plant will actually sag like a normal plant when it needs to be fed. Fill it up and the plant returns to its healthy, perky self and provides you with a happy plant-parent glow.

If you're looking for new and interesting ways to surveil and gather information from your arch enemies, look no further than Dynaspy, a company that provides silk plant hidden camera equipment. Whether it's a nanny cam, a business surveillance system, or anything else you can dream up, a harmless looking silk plant just may be too outrageous to arouse suspicion. Silk Plants and Hidden Cameras

In each of these cases, technology was used to take silk plants to a new level by combining form and function. Though hard to categorize as a necessity, all of these devices will no doubt satisfy your technological curiosity.

Considerations When Buying Artificial Fake Trees

Fake Trees in Design When fabricating an artificial tree, whether the tree be completely fabricated, assembled from pre-fabricated tree bark sheets or whatever method being used, an important factor to take into consideration from an artistic standpoint, is just how realistic or stylized the tree in question should be.

Depending, of course, upon the needs and wishes of the client, or the requirements of whatever given project for which it's being fabricated, will the tree be created as an extremely authentic (museum quality) recreation of nature, a less detailed yet still more or less accurate representation of a real tree or a completely artistic interpretation? And even within this last category, there are many ways in which a fabrication artist can go, taking the design and fabrication of the tree in directions as diverse as a cute, cartoonish and "kid friendly" or even anthropomorphized tree to an almost "fine art" sculptural interpretation.

[more] Most of these choices ban be predicated upon where the tree is going to finally be utilized once fabricated. Clearly, a tree being built for a museum exhibit will need to be rendered in fine, ultra-realistic detail, though obviously a children's museum display may be better served by a more cartoon-like tree. Is the fabricated tree being blended into a very realistic environment? Will it be standing alone, perhaps the tree is utilized as a branded symbol in a healthcare setting, or possible in a restaurant or retail space? Will the public be coming into close contact with the tree, and will they be able, even, to climb upon it? What is the purpose of the sculpted tree? It may be used to frame views, define scale, or enhance office productivity. All these factors contribute not only to how a fabrication artist approaches the final appearance of the tree, but also in many ways in what way the tree is built and with what materials, as well.

Sculpted Tree Trunk Detail Budget, too, plays a huge part in determining the level of detail and/or stylization incorporated into the production of an artificial tree. Obviously, working on a limited budget impacts how much time and attention to detail can be lavished on a particular project, as well as the materials involved. Thus, the more detailed and realistic a fabricated tree is to be, the higher the budget required to create a satisfactory end product. Certain shortcuts and compromises can be agreed upon, surely (lessening, say, the number of branches, or the amount of foliage to be used), but there really is no way around the fact that a very high-quality, highly-detailed museum quality fabricated tree is going to also be an expensive one.

This doesn't necessarily mean that a more stylized, less "realistic" and less detailed tree will by default be cheap. Much depends, naturally, on the level of stylization, and an abstract, artistically interpreted and sculptural tree could very easily end up being as costly if not more so than a realistic one, as the level of complexity involved in the build, and the amount of artistic interpretation involved, could be as time consuming as slavishly replicating the look of a genuine tree, if not more.

Fake Trees in Hotel Lobby In the end, of course, it all boils down to what the client wants or feels is appropriate for the project in question, and, taking into account their budget, the environment in which it is to be displayed and its ultimate end-use, the style of fabricated tree, its method of construction and level of detail can then be backed into. It's not always an easy or pain-free process, however it is a good yardstick to use in determining just how to create the best fabricated tree possible that will satisfy the client's needs and make them as happy with their purchase as possible.

Enhancing Office Productivity With Silk Plants

Reduce Office Noise With Plants Privacy, noise, and design aesthetics are proven to influence workplace productivity. Silk plants, with their versatility and low maintenance, allow designers to shape office spaces to meet the needs of workers in a variety of industries and environments.

In an open office sound can echo, bounce off walls and create a distracting environment. Silk plants absorb sound waves, making private spaces more private and allowing for heightened concentration. While this may not be desirable for a sales office where phone calls and high energy are required to stimulate productivity, it makes sense for creative or research focused environments where quiet is essential for getting work done.

Many of today's cubicle arranged offices lack inspiration, unless that inspiration came from saving as much money as possible on office furniture and decor. The result is often a sterile atmosphere lacking character, one that can negatively affect workplace creativity and productivity.

[more] Silk plants, in turn, can transform ho-hum cube culture into a buzz-worthy environment. An Azalea bush, with it's brightly colored flowers and textured foliage, can lighten and soften dead office corners and add flair to an otherwise mundane setting. A silk Laurel tree, which has a layered branching system is light and airy and can be used to lift or lighten atmosphere. Many trees, such as the silk Bamboo Palm, have enough character and texture to stand on their own as pieces of artwork, creating a thoughtful and stimulating office environment.

Silk plants can also be used to define and separate space. Cube wall dividers, for example, are great opportunities for hanging plants, bringing personality to an office while more clearly defining individual spaces for your workers. A Boxwood hedge topiary, meanwhile, can literally create a privacy screen and divide a space into multiple rooms.

When designing an interior to enhance productivity, make sure to select a silk plant and tree package that works with employees, not against them. In doing so, you may find that a lot more is getting done around the office.

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