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Green surprise

Submitter: Paula Fusiara
Description: There are those mornings that you step into your office and BAM. Something is different and a huge grin pops up; it brightens up your face as you see some green surprise on your desk. Subconsciously you even don’t realize that plants do something to you because they are so awe inspiring. They definitely make me tick.

While you’re looking at the plant’s veins, you start to wonder how these emerge from the midrib, and how thought through the structure of the base is as the intricate shape inside of the petiole supports the fluffy leaves. And as you imagine that petioles and stems of some plants can support more than 60kg of torque, while knowing that plant fibers can be relatively fragile because they might tear so easily, you jaw just starts dropping. And I don’t know how about you, but in such situations a swoosh of a film plays out in my minds-eye of a bricky-shaped ballerina elephant dancing the Swan Lake with grace and delicacy of a silk scarf…
Wonders, finished wonders of nature; each being merely a prototype, but a fully functional one with close to no defects, and yet always optimized; with each generation slightly better…

It's time to expand my jungle into the office area ;-). Anybody joining the challenge? Let's make it a greener place and find out whether we could validate the results to Peterkova et al. (2019), who clearly claim :
“that green elements have a strong influence over the indoor microclimate, which in turn affects the mental well-being and health of the users. By extension, they contribute to the efficiency, productivity, and creativity of the people working inside and improve the study performance of students. The results of the survey showed that 66.7% of the surveyed employees and 68.3% of the students feel the positive impact of green elements on their psychological well-being and in both groups more than 50% of the respondents felt an increase in their productivity and creativity”.

Big THANK YOU to the One that left this Beauty on my desk (yeah, think that it's a pretty good name for a plant don't you think?... in that case the Beast is still missing ;-)).

It's Friday, the day is just beginning but it's already great:) Creativity switch is already on 😊



Peterková, Jitka & Michalcikova, Magdalena & Vitezslav, Novak & Slávik, Richard & Zach, Jiří & Korjenic, Azra & Hodná, Jana & Raich, Benjamin. (2019). The influence of green walls on interior climate conditions and human health. MATEC Web of Conferences. 282. 02041. 10.1051/matecconf/201928202041.
Copyright: Paula
 
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