With Valentine's Day coming up, love is definitely in the air! Whether it's this month or several months from now, it's never too late to start preparing for the big day! At Bamboo and Tikis, we specialize in stocking high-quality commercial grade bamboo poles. Use our bamboo poles to create a gorgeous wedding arch.
Reed fencing is a great alternative if you are budget friendly and stylish! Beautiful and easy to install, this type of fencing works well with many types of design schemes. Reed fencing is made from the fresh water reed that grows abudantly in marshes, rivers, and wetlands. Sustainable and fast-growing, these plants do not impact the environment with too much carbon-footprint.
Using bamboo poles in vases is a simple and elegant solution to enhance any outdoor or indoor space! Adding bamboo poles instantly creates height and texture to any room it's in. Bamboo is an extremely versatile decorating material. Traditionally it's seen as a "tropical" decor material. Bamboo poles can be used in a modern and chic decor style, eclectic and organic style, simplistic and zen style, and so much more.
Bamboo's been getting a lot of press lately for its beauty, durability, and environmentally conscious methods. Bamboo fencing is one of the most popular bamboo products out in the market today. Bamboo fencing has been gaining popularity as a viable and gorgeous way to create perimeters and borders. This type of fencing is traditionally seen as a tropical plant and therefore was often used for tropical decor. Nowadays bamboo fencing is modern coming in colors other than the typical beigish yellow color.
Bamboo such a great building material? Why? It is a versatile, durable and eco-friendly! There are many reasons why you should pick bamboo for your next project. Bamboo is starting to become a popular resource for backyard designs, home decor, kitchen utensils, towels, bedding, clothes, sunglasses, paper, and so many other products.
Bamboo, like any type of hard wood can be shaped, cut, or stained to any color. But the main difference between hard wood and bamboo is that it's very sustainable and environmentally friendly. Unlike traditional lumber, bamboo does not need to be replanted and is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. It also rapidly self-propagates with minimal land footprint. Bamboo has the highest per acre yields and harvesting it has low impact on the environment as well.
2012 is upon us! After 2 weeks of parties, family gatherings and general celebration, it’s time to get back to work. The weeks leading up to and including Christmas and New Years are often our least productive. We don’t have time to work out, stay organized or stick to our “green” principles. When January 1st comes along, most of us make resolutions to get our lives back on track, partially to make up for the weeks of binging and the guilt we feel from allowing our usual habits to take a vacation. So as we make those New Year’s Resolutions, keep these few tips in mind for a successful one.
Every year, Christmas goes by too fast. We spend weeks preparing, decorating and cooking and in one joyous day it’s all over and we are left with the skeletons of gifts given, a slightly dimmer gleam from lights and decorations and a dishwasher full of our special purpose flatware. While it’s a major bummer to “undeck” the halls, we still have to make conscious decisions about what to do with the ultimate in Christmas symbols: the Christmas tree.
First of all, do your research. Leaving your tree on the curb does not mean that it will be recycled or composted. Earth 911 has put together the most comprehensive list to date of recycling centers and services to date. Keep in mind that even though Christmas trees are entirely biodegradable, we still need to help them along by turning them into mulch or donating them to other eco-conscious causes.
Did you know that during the holidays the average American household produces up to three times the amount of waste that it does throughout the rest of the year? Most of this waste consists of packaging refuse, leftover food and wrapping paper. This year, reduce your carbon footprint by taking a few simple steps to wrap your gifts eco-consciously. Here are a few ideas for streamlining your use of wasteful dyed paper while maintaining the creativity and beauty associated with a traditional Christmas tree, complete with beautiful packages.
Over the years, Christmas time as become synonymous with excess. Our electricity bills go through the roof with all the extra lights, our waistlines become unmanageable with all the extra food and our wallets become sad and lonely because of all the present we are expected to buy. All of this excess add up, not only in our daily lives but in our landfills as well. So this year, rather than indulging in the abundance of “stuff,” try a more sustainable Christmas. Here are some ideas for decorating your home in a fun and festive, yet eco-friendly style.