Shoyu restaurant in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport uses an ordering system on iPads anchored to each table, using technology to streamline and add novelty to the dining experience. In addition, guests can check email, surf the web and check their flight status from the dedicated iPads at each table.
Hellstrips with vegetable gardens can include flowers for season-long beauty and better productivity. Annual hellstrip plantings can lie fallow under piled winter snow, then be planted fresh in spring, says author Evelyn J. Hadden, whose book, "Hellstrip Gardening," features this St. Paul, Minn., hellstrip. She suggests using a winter mulch to protect soil from erosion.
Using miniature Mammillaria cacti, Portulacaria afra 'Variegata' and Mother of Pearl succulents gives this terrarium design a clean and modern look, says Paul Ponn, owner of Bella Floral Boutique in St. Cloud, Fla. and a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers. He used the concept of "negative space" in each grouping of plant species.
A modern terrarium incorporates clean lines, use of space, layers and grouping. Floral designer Paul Ponn used a large white figurehead to create an imposed asymmetrical line to bring the eye to the soil line. If you play close attention to the soil line, you will notice clear layers between the different types of soil, says Ponn, a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers and owner of Bella Floral Boutique in St. Cloud, Fla.