In operation from 1851 to 1990, the Charles Street Jail of Boston, Massachusetts, temporarily housed some of the world’s most famous people, from Malcolm X to suffragette protesters. Reformed in 2007 as the Liberty Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel set in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, the old jail has become a hot spot for locals and tourists alike. What was once the jail’s “drunk tank,” where inebriated disturbers-of-the-peace were placed to dry out, is now a chic eatery called the Alibi Bar & Lounge. Earlier this year, the Alibi’s general manager came to us for ideas on revamping their patio. Here’s what happened next. Read more
By now, you’re likely aware of how perfect our artificial boxwood hedges are as privacy screens and space dividers for homes, offices, restaurants, hotels—and pretty much any space. But you may not be aware of the many other uses for these lush, lifelike hedges. The possibilities are endless, since these hedges are available in both indoor and outdoor-rated constructs, and so easily customized. Here are just a few ways to utilize these thick, green hedges that you may not be aware of. Read more
From creating a completely private space to lining a space with minimal visual blockage, but just enough to section off the area, we have the outdoor and patio privacy screens you need to get the look and function you’re going for. But these privacy screens and space dividers are realistic-looking faux plants that are equal parts screen and organic décor. And the beauty of these screens is that you can fully customize them for your use, and they add a hint of greenery without adding any maintenance! Read on to find out which nature-inspired screen is perfect for your space—indoors or out! Read more
Want your own private space free of unpleasant views and irritating traffic and neighbor noise? Or perhaps you’d like to section off a large room or outdoor area for multiple uses, or find a decorative backdrop for your trade show or special event? Our variety of indoor and outdoor privacy screens and space dividers answer to these common concerns and many more. The following three space dividers are some of our most popular, as they blur the line between functional and ornamental, instantly making your home, office, restaurant, or venue a more usable and beautiful space. Read more
Artificial Plants Unlimited (APU) introduces five inspired products with faux foliage–all designed for the savvy landscaper in mind–at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) show in New Orleans this year, October 21 – 24. Enjoy sneak previews of APU’s latest innovations helping industry experts use sustainable plant management practices. learn, too, about incorporating fake trees and flowers in state-of-the-art planters from our sister company, Planters Unlimited (PU). Read more
Privacy screens are used for more than just, well, privacy. Whether you need to block unsightly views with a green wall, grow your brand with a branded living wall, delineate space, or showcase your property with a vertical garden, green walls can provide just what the doctor ordered when it comes to solving any of these challenges. Adding a patio privacy screen to block visibility of a pool down below from the cafe terrace above is one such practice that has been successfully used by Marriott Irvine, for example. Another customer had Artificial Plants Unlimited design a snug lounging area by creating a casual wall garden surrounding their outdoor seating. Still another common use of green walls is as balcony privacy screens blocking lateral or lower viewer’s line of vision. Read more
With the imagination of George Lucas and the innovating capabilities and manufacturing muscle of Apple, Inc., Artificial Plants Unlimited (APU) presented a cornucopia of creative natural and faux foliage solutions recently at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions in Orlando, FL. Positioned as the “all things visionary in artificial plants” company, APU showcased a variety of inventive product displays–from ghoulish and ghostly trees fit for Hogwarts to swirling, whirling artificial plant walls that look so real you can almost see them grow! This premier artificial plant manufacturer is excited to offer services designed to inspire, bringing to life traditional green concepts with a unique twist to industrial backdrops to contemporary urban chic environments. Read more
Summertime means it’s pool time! As temperatures get hotter, more and more people flock to the pool, hoping to soak up every ray of sunshine. But just because your guests are at the pool doesn’t mean they need to share the experience with everyone. Forget the old cinderblock wall dividers–modern artificial plants and flowers provide plenty of options for privacy screens that are both functional and beautiful. Here are three privacy plants to get your creative juices flowing.
Defining outdoor space has become an essential part of any commercial architecture in the 21st century. As walls are to rooms so, too, are privacy boxwood hedges, artificial plants and concrete half walls. When considering exterior improvements, the boxwood hedge and green walls have raised aesthetic appeal in not only savvy modernization plans. They have additional advantage in boosting the bottom line for businesses looking to cut costs which live foliage maintenance requires. What’s more, faux plants like the boxwood hedge and artificial plants in general hold color infinitely longer than their live counterparts. It was for these reasons and more that Marriott Irvine’s design firm, Leo A Daly, recommended Artificial Plants Unlimited to help modernize the hotel’s Floe Lounge outdoor hospitality space.
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