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  1. Having Indoor Plants Comes with Some Huge Benefits

    Indoor plants not only make for beautiful indoor decor, they also come with some fascinating health benefits. One of the most beneficial components of indoor plants are their air purifying abilities! Certain plants have natural filters on their leaves that catch allergens such as dust, pollen, and other airborne particles. Plants such as the Chinese Evergreen and the Peace Lily are experts at this. Plants with patterned leaves, like Violets, are also very good at trapping allergens. This article will explore the different benefits that plants can bring into our lives and different ways to utilize them.  Continue reading →
  2. Fun Interior Design Trends of 2022

    A modern great room with a dining, living, and sitting area. Hardwoof floors with white walls and warm furnishings. For a lot of us, our homes are our sanctuaries, places where we feel safe and at peace. Many of us have spent the last two years working and spending most of our time inside at home. It’s important to spend some time creating our spaces to be as comfortable and practical as possible. This leads us to our first popular design trend of 2022; Dual Purpose Rooms. Whether it’s making the kitchen table your office space, or setting up a desk in the living room to work from, dual purpose rooms let you flexibly have the resources you need readily available. Continue reading →
  3. It's Time for Businesses to Get Serious About EV Chargers

    With many markets on the brink of mass adoption of electric vehicles, having an EV charger on site will soon be a requirement to remain competitive. We are now living in the electric vehicle (EV) revolution! Looking at sources such as It May Be Difficult to Avoid Driving an Electric Car in 2022, it’s clear that due to the boom of EV’s in 2021, it is time for all businesses to consider installing EV charging infrastructure for customers. More and more popular car and truck manufacturers are coming out with their own electric vehicle options. Currently in 2022, there are now 20 different electric car manufacturers, including popular brands such as Tesla, Audi, Ford, GMC, Toyota, and more. As the desire for EV’s increases, this brings up the question of whether or not businesses should be required to provide charging stations and chargers on company property.  Continue reading →
  4. Are Freight Trains the Next EVs?

    Greenhouse gas emissions due to transportation make up nearly 29% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.  The website Ars Technica discusses the possibility of powering large vehicles like trains, with batteries rather than diesel, to help reduce carbon footprint. With this rapid pace of technology change in smaller vehicles, it brings up the question of whether or not big modes of transportation, such as trains, planes, and ships, are able to join the wave of going green. A new study performed by California Based Researchers studies the possibility of electrifying rail-based freight. Technology is advanced enough to be able to make a plan like this work, but there is also an economic side that needs to be brought into consideration.  Continue reading →
  5. The Juggernauts of Restaurant Design

    The article Who’s Defining Restaurant Design Now is the perfect insight into examples of exceptional restaurant design all over the world, and what inspired the visuals and environment inside these places. Design firms like Avroko and Bells + Whistles discussed in the article are responsible for bringing to life the vision of the owner of the restaurant. They handle everything design wise, ranging from visuals, how the customers feel when they dine in the restaurant, and how they interact with the space. As a table base company, we take pride in being a great resource for design companies large and small (as well as homeowners). We've had 20 years to hone our extensive knowledge on table base and top options, and offer designs and looks to fit a variety of different environments.  Continue reading →
  6. Need Decoration Ideas? Check Out These Thanksgiving Decor Tips

    This is a guest blog post from RedFin.com. Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas for Your Home With only a couple more weeks until we give thanks, nothing is better than celebrating the holidays in style. Have fun this holiday season by decorating your home with pumpkins, candles and personalized name cards - or go big with home improvements that will get your home ready for any occasion. Thanksgiving is celebrated in many ways, so whether you are hosting a dinner in Atlanta GA, or planning a Friendsgiving in Chicago IL, here are Thanksgiving decoration ideas to get your home in the holiday spirit this November. Continue reading →
  7. A Trucker Provides an Inside View of the US Shipping Crisis

    You may have heard by now that there is a major “shipping crisis” happening in the United States. A critical shortage of resources and infrastructure at nearly every step of the shipping process is causing major backlogs. We’re seeing this first hand with our own shipments, some LTL (pallet freight) shipments that previously took 1 week to pick up and deliver are sometimes taking 2 weeks now, or even longer. That’s actually the easy part of the equation – while there is still a shortage, most trucking companies do have drivers and trucks available. The real backlogs are with the bigger pieces of the puzzle; the shipping containers that bring goods from overseas manufacturers, to retailers and consumers in the United States.  Continue reading →
  8. Bring the Ambiance of Autumn Inside

    As October rolls around in California, the weather starts to cool down, the leaves begin to change to deep reds and oranges, and the “warm and cozy” vibe is heavily sought after. Many people’s first instinct is to immediately run to Target and stock up on all the pumpkin spice and vanilla scented candles they can find, browse the aisle with all the fuzzy blankets, and grab themselves a $20 pair of sweatpants on the way out. When I say “many people’s first instinct” I actually mean my first instinct. Something I always ask myself when this time of year comes around is “how can I create a perfect fall-wonderland ambiance in my home?”. Well I’ve found some answers to the best fall-time hacks for home decor.  Continue reading →
  9. The Cost of Meat is Going Up Up Up

    You may have looked at your receipt recently after checking out at the grocery store and wondered “Why is my bill so high when I’ve been buying the same products for months?” Here’s the simple answer for you: Meat prices have gone up 10.5%  in the past year. This increase in price for poultry is due to multiple factors, including shortages, and more people are switching to plant-based diets during the pandemic. People have grown more concerned about their health since the pandemic began, and this especially includes aspects of diet. Lock down in 2020 allowed for people to (literally) sit and evaluate their decisions when it came to lifestyle and health choices, with many people reconsidering what they eat, especially when it comes to meat. When we reached the summer of 2020, plant-based food sales more than doubled (+243 percent),with consumers putting 14 percent more meat-free and dairy-free options in their basketsContinue reading →
  10. Green, Green, Green is in!

    Ah Green...the color of all that nature has to give. From fresh grass clippings, to pine trees topped with snow, to beautiful tropical plants. The beautiful transition into spring, the color of rebirth and the color of growth. Green represents many things. There’s clearly a reason why it’s the paint color choice for 2022.  Continue reading →

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