Perspectives

The Shape of the Future: The Urban Sky Farm
Jul 11, 2014 Featured, Health and Wellness

The Shape of the Future: The Urban Sky Farm

A recent article in Fast Company highlights a new example of urban farming where function meets form in a beautiful sustainable manner.  This is an idea that excites all of us at Sensory Six.  While still in the conceptual stage, this kind of thinking shows great creativity.    Architects Steve Lee and See Yoon Park have designed the Urban Sky farm, designed to mimic the shape of an enormous tree.  The structure is covered in leaf-like decks that can provide 24 acres [...]

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Is Your Workspace Helping Your Business?
Jun 21, 2014 Featured, Commercial

Is Your Workspace Helping Your Business?

(Image - Google’s London Headquarters) One of the biggest challenges businesses face is recruiting and retaining employees that make a difference to the bottom-line. Recent studies show that an important way to enhance performance is to create the right workspace – an atmosphere of physical, psychological and functional comfort.   Many factors contribute to a sense of well-being -- temperature, color, furniture layout, humidity, light, noise, ventilation and privacy. [...]

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Perspectives on Creating a “Green” Kitchen
Jun 6, 2014 Featured, Health and Wellness

Perspectives on Creating a “Green” Kitchen

The May-June issue of Organic Spa Magazine featured tips on creating your own green kitchen. Here are a few of our thoughts on the subject, based on the magazine’s useful article.  Water is life. But it is also finite. So how can we live life to the fullest, while protecting the resources that sustain us? The road to this balance can start with something as simple as a green water system, which can divert wasted water from your kitchen to nourish your garden or lawn. This is an [...]

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Bamboo Boom Provides Beautiful Alternatives
May 18, 2014 Featured, Health and Wellness

Bamboo Boom Provides Beautiful Alternatives

We have been an admirer of bamboo for many years, but the last decade has seen a boom in the material’s use in creating inspired living spaces. Whether used as a construction material for floors, walls and structures or in furnishings, this eco-friendly material has come of age in the design world. What makes bamboo so attractive? The reasons are many: It is light but more durable than oak, maple and most other woods. It produces more oxygen than many tree varieties. It matures in 3 [...]

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Daylighting Design
May 10, 2014 Featured, Lighting

Daylighting Design

Did you know that people receive about 85% of their information through their sense of sight?  Poor lighting can make it harder to get things done, create eye fatigue, cause headaches and lead to an overall feeling of unease, depression and anxiety. Conversely, good lighting, with an emphasis on natural light, can lift our spirits and invoke an overall feeling of wellness.   Daylighting design is the science we use to create visually stimulating and productive environments while [...]

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