Partially due to its environmental sustainability, and partially due to its practical advantages, bamboo has become a go-to material for artists and designers in recent years.
There are a lot of ways to live eco-friendly, whether it's preserving water, shutting off the lights or recycling. But the materials you're using in your interior design could also be making an impact on the environment.
Time is running out to vote for the Interior Magazine Best of the Year awards, and the Architectural Products category has inspired some pretty fierce competition.
Voting for the Interior Design magazine annual Best of Year awards is in full swing, and the Plyboo Reveal collection, from Smith & Fong, is among the entrants with aspirations for winning one of the coveted honors.
Along with greater public awareness of intelligent design in homes, offices and commercial buildings, has come an increased reliance on bamboo as a building material.
Just as homes and commercial buildings have undergone design revolutions in recent years, so too has the modern office space.
Bamboo floors and panels have almost become commonplace in modern home design and renovation, but what about entire structures made of the stuff?
Over the past 15 years or so, restaurants have become some of the most innovative businesses in the world.
As technology and innovation continue to develop at a rapid pace, they are having an impact on everything from communications to what we eat and how we produce that food to architectural design and building.
For many people, making a house a home involves incorporating natural materials and into their building and design strategies.