March 24, 2009
What do you know about bamboo? I have to admit, I barely knew anything about the plant and its many uses until recently. A panda bear munching on a stalk of bamboo, a 1960s Tiki room bar ala Trader Vic’s style or a pair of chopsticks are some of the images that came to mind when I thought of bamboo. Those images have been replaced with blankets, counter tops, diapers a.k.a. nappies, fabrics, flooring, pajamas, sheets and towels. In today’s world bamboo has many uses. The reason for its popularity is because it grows so quickly and has no negative…READ MORE
March 15, 2009
The color green has been associated with health, good fortune, luck, jealousy and of course the color of money.
Green is known for the calming effect it has on the psyche, which is why it is used in hospitals, surgeon’s attire and in waiting rooms known as green rooms. The color green is linked with nature and all of the many forms we see in landscaping, plants, vegetables, fruits and gems. Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle because of its lush green landscaping. The city of Seattle is also known as the Emerald City because of all the evergreen…READ MORE