Bamboo Sentence Examples
They employ the bamboo for making drums and flutes.
The bamboo family are elegant arborescent grasses.
A species of bamboo is very plentiful in the river valleys and in marshy situations.
There is also the universal bamboo, and in the north-western tracts the equally useful rattan.
When of one cable, called the taravita, the passenger and his luggage are drawn across in a rude kind of basket suspended from it; but when two or more cables are used, transverse sticks of bamboo and reeds are laid upon them, forming a rude prototype of the regular suspension bridge.Advertisement
Hats are made of palm leaves, alaca leaves, banana leaves, split bamboo and various grasses.
Large shade trees and bamboo cabanas provided seating and protection from the sun.
Formerly knives were made of bamboo, which is still sometimes used for that purpose.
The rest is open rice-land, alternating with great stretches of grass, reed jungle and bamboo scrub, much of which is under water for quite three months of the year.
Mats, rugs and carpets are made principally of split bamboo; chairs and beds of balinag and other woods and of rattan.Advertisement
Drums, gourd and bamboo flutes,and a kind of guitar, were known before Cook's day.
Other palm trees found are the date, bamboo, palmyra, coco and dom.
Strips are also woven into cages, chairs, beds and other articles of furniture, Oriental wicker-work in bamboo being unequalled for beauty and neatness of workmanship. In China the interior portions of the stem are beaten into a pulp and used for the manufacture of the finer varieties of paper.
Besides these are the sandalwood, Santalum, of southern India, and many sorts of bamboo found in all parts of the country.
It is the trade centre of a fertile agricultural district, and manufactures bamboo hats, silk and native fibre goods.Advertisement
They were often Vehkles constructed of rich lacquer; the curtains suspended in front were of the finest bamboo workmanship, with thick cords and tassels of plaited silk, and the draught animal, an ox of handsome proportions, was brilliantly caparisoned.
A considerable native export trade in wood, charcoal, bamboo, medicines, paper umbrellas, oranges, otter skins and tobacco leaf is carried on.
The island of Shikotan is remarkable for the growth of a species of bamboo (called Shikotan-chiku), having dark brown spots on the cane.
Many miles of inland water communication with small boats or bamboo rafts are afforded by the Pampanga, Agno, Abra, Pasig and Bicol rivers in Luzon, and by the Agusan and Rio Grande de Mindanao in Mindanao.
It is, however, the stem of the bamboo which is applied to the greatest variety of uses.Advertisement
A number of species of bamboo are hardy under cultivation in the British Isles.
The following may be mentioned; Arundinaria simoni, a fine plant which in the bamboo garden at Kew has reached 18 ft.
The cavalry weapons are a straight sword (that of the heavy cavalry is illustrated in the article SWORD), a bamboo lance and the Lebel carbine.
They neither plant nor have they any manufactures except their rude bamboo and rattan vessels, the fish and game traps which they set with much skill, and the bows, blow-pipes and bamboo spears with which they and the produce of their hunting and fishing.
The Umzimkulu river rises in Bamboo Castle, in the Drakensberg, and, with bolder curves than the Umkomaas, runs in a course generally parallel with that stream S.E.Advertisement
Apart from agriculture, the industries consist in the manufacture of fine bamboo hats and mats, and wooden combs for export and local use.
The implements used are two makes of iron-shod wooden ploughs; a large shovel, worked by three or five men, one working the handle, the others jerking the blade by ropes attached to it; a short sharp-pointed hoe, a bamboo rake, and a wooden barrow, all of rude construction.
Bark provides material for string, while baskets and mats are neatly and stoutly made from canes and buckets out of bamboo and wood.
Where Javanese is the principal language, Malay is sometimes found written with Javanese characters; and in Palembang, in the Menangkabo country of Middle Sumatra, the Rechang or Renchong characters are in general use, so called from the sharp and pointed knife with which they are cut on the smooth side of bamboo staves.
The typical Annamese dwelling is open to the gaze of the passer-by during the day; at night a sort of partition of bamboo is let down.
Privacy was obtained by blinds of split bamboo, and the parent chamber was, separated from the ambulatory by similar bamboo blinds with silk cords for raising or lowering them, or by curtains.
From the precious contents of that bamboo tube, brought to Constantinople about the year 550, were produced all the races and varieties of silkworm which stocked and supplied the Western world for more than twelve hundred years.
The city is built on a low plain, is regularly laid out, and has many fine warehouses, public buildings and residences, but its greater part, however, consists of mud-walled cabins supported by bamboo (guadua) framework and thatched with rushes.
The principal exports from all the regencies alike are black and white pepper, bamboo (rotan), gums, caoutchouc, copra, nutmegs, mace and gambir.
The Ayan spruce (Abies ayanensis), the Sakhalin fir (Abies sachalensis) and the Daurian larch are the chief trees; on the upper parts of the mountains are the Siberian rampant cedar (Cembra pumila) and the Kurilian bamboo (Arundinaria kurilense).
They consist chiefly in the manufacture of sea-salt, of varied and admirable paper, thin and poor silk, horse-hair crinoline for hats, fine split bamboo blinds, hats and mats, coarse pottery, hemp cloth for mourners, brass bowls and grass-cloth.
The uses to which all the parts and products of the bamboo are applied in Oriental countries are almost endless.
Bamboo is extensively used as a timber wood, and houses are frequently made entirely out of the products of the plant; complete sections of the stem form posts or columns; split up, it serves for floors or rafters; and, interwoven in lattice-work, it is employed for the sides of rooms, admitting light and air.
The resort's dining room is quiet, done up in spa-like bamboo and tranquil colors.
One popular dish is satay, or barbecued meat served on bamboo skewers and distinctively seasoned.
The indigenous economic plants are few, and are of no commercial value, excepting wild ginseng,bamboo, which is applied to countless uses, and "tak-pul" (Hibiscus Manihot), used in the manufacture of paper.
The grains of the bamboo are available for food, and the Chinese have a proverb that it produces seed more abundantly in years when the rice crop fails, which means, probably, that in times of dearth the natives look more after such a source of food.
It is by no means certain that even the higher rate is greater than that exhibited by a tropical bamboo which will grow over a foot a day, or even common grasses, or asparagus, during the active period of cell-division, though the phenomenon is here complicated by the phase of extension due to intercalation of water.
I'm curious, where does the bamboo come from?
This tall and slender black bamboo will look striking in any garden situation.
The Dizi is a bamboo flute that sounds just like a normal flute.
Like so many lemurs, it is completely nocturnal in its habits, living either alone or in pairs, chiefly in the bamboo forests.
The chief industries are sugar-refining, the manufacture of cement, paper, bamboo and rattan ware, carving in wood and ivory, working in copper and iron, gold-beating and the production of gold, silver and sandal-wood ware, furniture making, umbrella and j;nricksha making, and industries connected with kerosene oil and matches.
A variety of mountain bamboo is found in southern and parts of eastern Tibet, and is much used for basket work.
The Korinchis live among the mountains south of Padang, and farther south on the borders of Palembang and Benkulen are the Rejangers, a peculiar tribe who employ a distinctive written character which they cut with a kris on bamboo or lontar.
The roof is sometimes of bamboo solely, and when split, which is accomplished with the greatest ease, it can be formed into laths or planks.
A joint forms a holder for papers or pens, and it was in a joint of bamboo that silk-worm eggs were carried from China to Constantinople during the reign of Justinian.
Rats and mice swarm, both kinds and individuals being numerous, but few present much peculiarity, a bamboo rat (Rhizomys) from the base of the eastern Himalaya being perhaps most worthy of notice.
A bunch of ' tang sani ' (lamp-wick, the pith of Eriocaulon or Scirpus) is then inserted well into the mass, and the pan slightly canted, when a rich, clear, brown fluid is thus drawn off, and filtered through ' chi mui ' (paper made from bamboo fibre).
There are also timber trees such as mahogany, ebony, teak, lignum vitae, African cedars and planes, while oil, borassus and bamboo palms are abundant.
The largest bamboo recorded is 170 ft., and the diameter is usually reckoned at about 4 in.
Computations are made with it by means of balls of bone or ivory runp ing on slender bamboo rods, similar to the simpler board, fitted up with beads strung on wires, which is employed in teaching the rudiments of arithmetic in English schools.
The South American bamboo (Bambusa guadia) has a very wide range, and is found nearly up to the limit of perpetual snow.
Though they are mainly dependent on the chase for food, their weapons are still the spear and the bow, the latter being made of wood and strung with bamboo.
In many secondary corals (Cyclolites, Thamnastraea) the trabeculae are so far separate that the individual bars are easily recognizable, and each looks something like a bamboo owing to the thickening of the two ends of each node.
As a whole, the arable tract is a treeless region, except around the villages, which are encircled by fine mango, pipal, banyan and tamarind trees, and intersected with green shady lanes of bamboo.
The Papuan comb is characteristic. This is a long piece of bamboo split at one end into prongs, while the other projects beyond the forehead sometimes two feet or more, and into it are stuck the bright feathers of parrots and other birds.
On the north coast the houses are not built on piles; the walls, of bamboo or palm branches, are very low, and the projecting roof nearly reaches the ground; a barrier at the entrance keeps out pigs and dogs.
Their knives are of bamboo hardened by fire.
In irrigation they showed skill, draining their fields with built watercourses and bamboo pipes.
The town is a collection of bamboo houses of no importance, but there is a walled enceinte of some historical interest.
A bamboo in Sarawak is known to have been a man.
Palm-fibre mats and hats, fans, bamboo baskets and cotton fish-nets are woven here.
Other deposits of this age in France have furnished plants of a more varied aspect, including myrtles, araucarias, a bamboo and several fanleaved palms. Saporta points out the presence in these Paleocene deposits of certain types common, on the one hand, to the American Tertiary strata between the Missouri and the Rocky Mountains, and on the other, to the Tertiary flora of Greenland.
Among the more interesting plants of this deposit may be mentioned Torreya nucifera, now Japanese; an evergreen oak close to the common Quercus Ilex; Laurus canariensis, Apollonias canariensis, Persea carolinensis, and Ilex canariensis; Daphne pontica (a plant of Asia Minor); a species of box, scarcely differing from the English, and a bamboo.
Indigo, cotton and tobacco are grown; the bamboo and the ratan-palm are common in the woods; and among the larger trees are sandal-wood, ebony, sapan and teak.
The houses are built of wood and bamboo; and as the use of diagonal struts is not practised, the walls soon lean over from the force of the winds.
I grow them on home grown bamboo canes made into wigwams, which look arty!
Does anyone know or have experience growing bamboo within the ' kill zone ' of a black walnut tree?
We were then invited to carry out trials on planting bamboo to stop landslides from further developing.
The researchers believe that various bamboo species, including giant bamboo, could hold the key to addressing the problem.
The other bamboo tiles are represented by green bamboos only.
The other bamboo I set up in the middle of the yard, all by itself, some few steps from any outstanding object.
What we had originally believed to be a high ' alpine ' meadow was an expanse of dwarf bamboo turned white by the cold.
They were dyed orange, and mounted on 24-inch split bamboo sticks.
Huge bamboo towers lining the waterfront are covered with sweet buns, said to bring good fortune to anyone managing to get on.
Thread a short bamboo cane through the wire at the back to keep the whole thing rigid.
There are bamboo clumps on the right panel of the stage which is a reminder of the sanctity of the space.
A vigorous and invasive bamboo, with straight erect green culms that rise from the ground well spaced.
The lumpy knob on the nose of the handle is the root-ball from which the bamboo culm grew.
A little further along, a rather exotic looking bamboo plantation can be seen on the far side of the river.
The higher slopes, often wrapped in mist, are thick with pine forests, golden bamboo and dark green firs.
You might well think that the concept of bamboo towels and diapers makes as much sense as steel pillow cases or a chocolate fireguard.
In the 21st Century the company still build quality bamboo fly fishing rods.
Thai and Bamboo have now received precautionary flea and mange treatment after they were seen scratching more than usual.
Wind The shakuhachi is an end-blown bamboo flute, with five holes and no keys.
And on that day was Bamboo, once so glorious in stately beauty, yet more glorious in stately beauty, yet more glorious in his brokenness and humility.
In the early days, I used greenheart, followed by bamboo.
Which despite being on the top of the mountain is still surrounded by huge groves of bamboo.
A mountainside forest setting includes dense bamboo groves which support numerous bird species.
The teams will help expand markets for bamboo handicrafts.
Sitting outside bamboo huts on the side of the track were human beings begging even from us, or at least trying to.
During the communist insurgency of the fifties the infamous ' bamboo trail ' ran through the forest of Belum.
We hit lucky with a party of Spectacled greenbuls and a little later on fabulous views of Greater bamboo lemurs at very close range.
Here we see the rice locust and red dragonfly on bamboo canes with pinks and hibiscus flowers.
A good example is the endangered giant panda, whose staple diet is bamboo.
I just use teepees or is it tipis made up of 8 foot bamboo poles for climbing beans.
Enjoy fishing at Mae tang River by local instruments and learn the technique of constructing a bamboo raft.
The last part of this trip takes place on long tail boat or bamboo raft.
The giant rhubarb was the first place to go then we went to the dragon, then the bamboo maze.
The French windows open to a large terrace with a 3 seater bamboo settee & 2 bamboo armchairs with coffee table.
The lake still under construction 02/02/01 Just the place to build a bamboo shack.
As we were waiting an Ashy cuckoo shrike posed on a tree near to which a Bamboo lemur was spotted by our eagle-eyed guide.
Because they're composed of natural materials, many organic fabrics, like bamboo and hemp, are naturally mold, mildew and UV resistant.
Bamboo grows quickly and creates a natural root mat that makes it an ideal sustainable crop.
In fabric form, bamboo is hypoallergenic and lightweight.
Bernat produces hundreds of varieties of yarn including bamboo.
Organic bamboo is a very durable fabric that wicks moisture away from the skin.
Bamboo wicks moisture away from the body and is more antibacterial than fabrics like cotton or wool.
This is due to its unique micro-structure which allows bamboo apparel to absorb and evaporate perspiration faster than other fabric.
Naturalists and those who enjoy feeling a deep connection to the earth will fall head over heels in love with this nature-inspired collection; these spectacles actually have bamboo, rosewood and mahogany crafted right into the frames.
Aside from the two dancers (a male and female pair) there are four other performers whose job it is to move four bamboo poles laid out in like a tic-tac-toe board at the performers' feet.
The sound of the bamboo staves hitting each other and the ground is quite loud and startling, and implies danger to the dancers who prance in and out of the spaces created by the rhythmic pounding.
However, many of these steps are given their own particularly Philippine style - for example, instead of Spanish castanets, bamboo castanets were invented.
These birds are also very precious to the Philippino hunters, who would create traps made out of bamboo to catch the ti-kling's legs.
Of course, like any prey, the birds began to learn to lift their legs out of the bamboo before it snapped shut, and that movement became the basis for the Tinikling dance.
Instead, the dancers stand either in pairs or in groups of four, with "beaters" crouching on the floor holding the long bamboo sticks.
By varying between slamming the bamboo into the ground and clapping the rods together, the beaters produce both a rhythm for the dancers as well as a kind of challenge to the dancers.
The intricate dance steps are actually physically matched with the rhythm so that the dancers are stepping in between the rods when they are on the floor, then nimbly stepping out to either side when the bamboo sticks are clapped together.
The best dancers have learned the steps so thoroughly that they don't ever have to look down at the bamboo; they place their feet through a mixture of instinct and intuition.
Certainly each one of them also has a small bamboo plant placed appropriately in their office with their desk facing their most auspicious direction.
Unlike real hospital comforts, with a spring mattress, the bamboo slat sleeping platforms caused sores, of which I was a victim.
Transfer the chicken from the liquor and place in a shallow heat-proof bowl that will fit inside a bamboo steamer.
You came by on bamboo stilts, playing horse.
Kendo practitioners wear full armor and fence with bamboo swords called shinai.
These prefolds have two layers of lovely soft bamboo terry fabric on the side panels and three layers on the middle panel.
Lush greenery and bamboo thickets are typical farming village scenes in Taiwan.
Small patches of cloud forest still exist and there is a dense understory of bamboo in some parts.
It meanders through dense forest cover and luxuriant bamboo vegetation as you head toward the peaks.
Does anyone know or have experience growing bamboo within the ' kill zone ' of a black walnut?
Keeping the green sauce in the wok, add the water chestnuts, sweetcorn and bamboo shoots and simmer for 5 minutes.
One of our next jobs will be to form the bamboo wigwams in readiness for the runner beans.
Four years on and the bamboo which we brought from the last house has completely swamped the wisteria at the back of the pond.
In Southern India they delight in hill-forest, where the undergrowth is largely formed of bamboo, the tender shoots of which form a favourite delicacy; but during the rains they venture out to feed on the open grass tracts.
The pure Sakai in the interior have a good knowledge of planting rice, tapioca, &c., fashion pretty vessels from bamboos, which they decorate with patterns traced by the aid of fire, make loin-cloths (their only garment) from the bark of the trap and ipoh trees; are very musical, using a rude lute of bamboo, and a noseflute of a very sweet tone, and singing in chorus very melodiously; and altogether have attained in their primitive state to a higher degree of civilization than have the Semang.
If the bamboo begins to turn round in the hands of the relative who is deputed to hold it, it is regarded as a sign that the soul of the moribund has returned (see Automatism).
The bamboo family are elegant arborescent grasses (see Bamboo).
Surrounded by potted palm trees, bamboo awnings and rough-hewn stone, you could be in the perfect Mediterranean hideaway.
Most parties were able to keep some records on scraps of paper or on bamboo strips.
Each night we staggered into a broken down bamboo staging camp, sited by a stream.
Choose the Petit Collage School of Fish Bamboo Mobile from Hanging Mobile Gallery to give the baby something to watch.
These diapers are flat squares of cotton (or bamboo, hemp, or wool) folded into a kind of pad that gets inserted into a diaper cover.
If you use bamboo fabrics, you may able to pull more tightly because the fabric will stretch and move with your baby.
Some are made from cotton, while other versions feature natural fiber materials, including bamboo, wool and hemp.
Bamboo, another natural fiber, is the perfect choice if you are looking for towel with a high mildew-resistance.
Bamboo is a more exotic material but is gaining popularity because it is both anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic.
The fiber is made so it dries as fast as bamboo.
Bamboo is also commonly found in Asian style furniture.
Part of green living is looking for alternatives to traditional building materials and this includes taking a look at items such as Morning Star bamboo flooring.
Alternative materials such as bamboo from Morning Star are providing an interesting option for many people.
Bamboo is a fast growing crop and is regarded as a renewable resource.
Cost savings that products such as Morning Star bamboo flooring offers makes this an attractive option when compared with other alternatives.
Easy to maintain - people are seeking floors that are easy to maintain and therefore alternative floorings such as bamboo are attractive as they require little in the way of extra maintenance.
Bamboo has a natural attractive color and this ages over time giving more depth to the shade.
Flooring such as Morning Star bamboo flooring can be found in a wide range of colors and styles, from light contemporary shades through to darker hues.
The natural variations found in bamboo make this an ideal material for people looking for something different in their homes.
When deciding how to use bamboo flooring, it is useful to talk to a green home builder who will be able to give help and advice.
A builder with experience with green homes may also be able to help with buying Morning Star bamboo products and be able to purchase the flooring at trade prices.
As with all do-it-yourself home improvement projects, proper bamboo floor installation begins with preparation.
Bamboo flooring has been growing in popularity, in part because because it's more environmentally friendly than other traditional wood floors such as oak and maple.
Here are a few facts about bamboo that can help you understand why this type of flooring has become such a popular choice.
Sustainability - Bamboo trees only take four to five years to mature, so they grow back quickly after being harvested.
Usable yield - Bamboo yields more usable biomass that other types of trees used to produce flooring.
Bamboo yields up to 25 times more usable product than hardwoods.
Flooring features - Bamboo flooring expands and contracts less than hardwood.
Once you've decided on the color and design you like for your bamboo floor, it's time to begin installation.
Snap a chalk line - You need to begin your bamboo floor layout on the longest wall of the room.
If you need to replace the flooring in your home, bamboo is a great choice.
If you are looking for a 'green' alternative to traditional bed linen, then perhaps bamboo sheets might be the perfect choice.
Over recent years alternatives to traditional fiber sources have been explored, including the development of a fiber that comes from the bamboo plant.
Bamboo is a fast growing and fibrous plant.
The qualities of bamboo as a building material have long been recognized in many parts of the world and items such as bamboo flooring and bamboo housewares are becoming increasingly popular.
The bamboo plant is quick to grow and this makes it a perfect renewable resource.
Unlike many cottons and linens, the bamboo plant grows quickly without the need of chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides.
This means that the fibers that are produced from the bamboo plant are organic.
The label on the bamboo sheets should clearly state whether the sheets are organic and this should be certified by a recognized organic certifying body.
Bamboo fibers are incredibly soft and they also have a natural 'wick' which means that they draw moisture down the body of the fiber away from the surface.
This makes bamboo an extremely effective choice for sheeting.
Bamboo sheets are also reported to be cooling during the summer and to bring extra warmth during the winter.
Bamboo bedding is becoming mainstream and it can be found in many bedding and household stores.
This means that the process of buying bamboo sheets is exactly the same as buying traditional sheets.
Check whether the sheeting is 100 percent bamboo fiber or whether other fibers have been added.
Many sheets are made from a blend of bamboo and other fibers and while this isn't necessarily a problem, it is important to be sure of what you are paying for.
It is also important to weigh up the carbon footprint of bamboo sheets.
People who are interested in the effects of different purchasing patterns on the environment, may wish to compare the carbon footprint of bamboo sheets with those of home grown cotton sheets.
There are plenty of excellent websites that offer more information about bamboo sheets as well as offering an exciting range in their online stores.
Bamboo sheets are an interesting innovation and one that balances environmental issues with comfort.
Riding bicycles is good for the environment, and the most environmentally friendly type of bike is the bamboo bicycle.
You've heard of bamboo flooring and bamboo furniture, but bamboo bicycles?
You probably know that bamboo is a rapidly renewable resource, making it an environmentally friendly material.
This makes a bamboo bike is an extremely green way to get around.
There are still few bamboo bicycle makers, and it remains more of an artform than a mass-marketed product.
Bamboo is incredibly light-weight and flexible yet strong, even more so than carbon fiber frames or steel, making it an ideal bicycle material.
Many bicyclists find that bamboo frames provide an incredibly smooth ride without sacrificing speed.
As long as the bamboo frame is coated with a waterproof sealant, it can withstand the elements perhaps even better than steel, which can rust when exposed to moisture.
Bamboo frames are suitable for all types of bicycles, from racing bikes to mountain bikes, and fixed-gear to road-ready bicycles.
Conveniently, bamboo growth is very common in developing countries, so there is no need for materials to be shipped in from elsewhere.
Bamboo bikes aren't just for people who live in developing nations.
If you would like a bamboo bicycle of your own, you can build one yourself or purchase a ready-made unit.
If you are familiar with the workings of bicycles and experienced with tools, you can build your own bamboo bicycle.
Visit a local nursery to purchase the bamboo stalks for building your frame.
Keep in mind that ordering bamboo from far away makes it less eco-friendly since fossil fuels are burned in order to transport it.
Also, you can't build the entire bike out of bamboo; you'll need to purchase dropouts, the head tube, fork, bottom bracket shell, and a seat, among other parts.
Next, you need to heat treat or carbonize the bamboo to increase its strength by removing moisture.
You can use a basic blow torch, but be sure you have extra pieces of bamboo in case you make mistakes!
Heat the bamboo pieces slowly and treat them with several passes of the torch to achieve a rich, dark brown patina.
Sand the bamboo to prepare it for the epoxy that will hold the frame together.
If you would rather obtain a pre-built bamboo bicycle instead of tackling the task of building one yourself, there are a number of resources where you can purchase one.
There are quite a few materials in use, like reeds, grasses (such as bamboo), cotton, and polylactic acids (PLA), which are derived from agricultural crops like corn.
For example, a warm toned floor like heated bamboo should have a wall color that is either directly opposite it on the color wheel, like rich green, or has the same warm tone, like a pumpkin spice.
I laughed several years ago when my contractor suggested that I use a bamboo flooring instead of the high-priced maple planks that I had my eye on.
I'd never heard of bamboo as a building product -- at least not in North America -- and had visions of stalky green plants.
Bamboo flooring is a growing trend in home construction.
Green for the Environment - Bamboo is a fast-growing plant (some would say invasive) and takes about 5-6 years to regenerate itself.
Affordability - Bamboo flooring is about two-thirds of the price of traditional hardwood flooring.
Durability - Bamboo, surprisingly, is as durable as the hardest oak and 50 percent more stable.
Easy Maintenance - Taking care of a bamboo floor is simple.
Bamboo flooring comes in prefinished, laminated planks, unfinished planks, and in finished or unfinished parquet-like square tiles.
Tiki wood and bamboo furniture get things started - include tropical inspired bedding, fairy lights to give the room a "sunset" feel, and if you're feeling especially adventurous, hang a surfboard on the wall.
Bamboo is a natural, renewable resource.
Unlike hardwood, which can take up to twenty-five years to grow, bamboo produces new shoots every year.
Bamboo's style stretches far beyond its origins.
Here are several ideas for incorporating bamboo chic into your décor.
Unfinished and in its natural state, bamboo has a simple beauty.
Use bamboo as a wall cover to create a clean and sparsely decorated space.
The natural variances and gradations in the bamboo will create a visually interesting focal point.
Today's overstuffed and oversized furnishings will be out of place in a bamboo chic room.
Although bamboo plants are traditionally found in China, bamboo materials are frequently used in Japanese-inspired settings.
Natural materials like bamboo and silk are often the cornerstone of Asian design.
Bamboo accents can help create the right ambience.
Bound bamboo area rugs can anchor a sitting area or workspace.
Bamboo room dividers offer privacy without creating barriers.
Japanese style is all about achieving balance, so offset the simplicity of bamboo with some strong color -- perhaps on accent pillows or window treatments.
With a few well-placed and carefully chosen accessories, bamboo chic is easy to achieve.
Bamboo is an excellent flooring material.
An added bonus is that bamboo is typically less expensive than hardwood.
In addition, the maintenance required for a bamboo floor is simple; just mop and dust.
It is easy to create a clean, green and beautiful interior that matches your individual tastes by installing a bamboo floor.
Bamboo comes in tiles, roll goods and click-in-place planks, as well as in a variety of varnishes and stains.
Don't let the origin and natural look of bamboo pigeonhole you into creating a themed interior.
Bamboo is beautiful and environmentally responsible.
Almost anything can be made from bamboo today.
Go ahead and add picture frames, baskets or tableware made from bamboo.
Even a bamboo plant in its original state is a beautiful touch in any interior.
Whether you live in a country farmhouse, a suburban Colonial or a city apartment, you can easily add a touch of bamboo chic to your home.
Instead choose a simple finish such as wide wood planks or bamboo.
Any wood choices for the interior of your Mediterranean home can be from a renewable resources such bamboo.
Make a Zen workspace out of bamboo following contemporary Japanese style.
Roman shades can be constructed of attractive fabric or natural materials like woven woods or bamboo.
You may not be familiar with bamboo as a material choice for rugs, but it is one of the best choices because of its natural anti-bacterial, anti-mildew and mold properties.
You can purchase organic bamboo rugs that are naturally dyed to stay in keeping with a green kitchen design.
Curtains made of natural materials such as bamboo can be hand painted with elaborate designs, such as a tropical scene.
Delicate, glass beads almost seem to disappear, and while some bamboo curtains can block your vision, they don't provide any insulation against sound.
You can find some savings when you opt to use recycled glass countertops or renewable resources for your flooring like bamboo.
Bamboo flooring is a great way to set the look of your bedroom.
Rich textures of cork, bamboo and shoji screens will create a distinct look you'll enjoy for years to come.
Glass tiles, stone and ceramic combine to form murals of bamboo, birds, shimmering rainbows, animal prints and abstract designs.
Stone, bamboo, cork, ceramic, and engineered wood are all good options.
If you're sticking with bare floors you can use hardwood, bamboo, stone, or ceramic.
From cotton to silk, wool, bamboo and more, the way that the natural materials used in home décor and textiles are grown can have a tremendous impact on the health of your family and the health of the world.
These rugs can be made of any type of fiber, including cotton, bamboo, polyester blends, silk, wool, and others.
Other types of fabric that area rugs can be made from include synthetic fibers, cotton, hemp, bamboo, sisal, seagrass, jute, Flokati and blends.
If you enjoy sustainable design elements, consider a bamboo curtain rod.
Bamboo rods show their knuckles, can be heated to produce rich and deep colors and are perfect for modern or contemporary style homes.
If the idea of simple blue and white curtains doesn't appeal, try using woven bamboo or burlap.
The best MAC makeup for brides who want to keep their look natural include Blanc Type eye shadow, a creamy beige and Bamboo eye shadow, a light beige with peach for eyes that pop with neutral color.
These treats are served in bamboo baskets and consist of 3-4 pieces of steamed meat, shrimp, buns, egg rolls, or pork.
Before you begin to cook, soak the bamboo skewers in water.
The bamboo shoot, a mainstay in Asian cooking, also plays a reoccurring role in the east as well.
Browsing through an open air market shoppers may find lotus stems along side bamboo shoots and bean sprouts.
It is crafted from a PEBAX organic thermoplastic elastomer, bamboo fibers, cotton and cork.
Lucky bamboo plant wedding favors are an attractive and inexpensive way to inject Asian and new age décor into a wedding celebration.
Because lucky bamboo plants are often used for feng shui and other symbolic decorations, the number of shoots used in wedding favor arrangements can be very significant.
Many couples opt for a single lucky bamboo shoot not only because it is most cost effective, but also because a single stalk symbolizes simplicity and innocence.
Couples can also choose from a wide range of pots to create lucky bamboo plant wedding favors.
Other types of pots perfect for lucky bamboo shoots include cracked glass decorative pots, flared pots, square dishes, miniature terra cotta pots, or small ceramic containers.
The gravel inside the lucky bamboo pot can add a great decorative accent to the favor.
Lucky bamboo plant wedding favors are easy to personalize even beyond the color and type of gravel.
With a bit of creativity and time, you can make your own bamboo plant wedding favors.
Some bamboo varieties can thrive with the container filled with stones and water, while others need soil.
For those who don't have a green thumb or the time to make a bamboo favor, many wedding companies now sell the lucky bamboo favors, and select retailers may offer small or dwarf varieties as favors as well.
You can order lucky bamboo favors online in so many styles and colors, you may have a hard time making a choice.
While dwarf bamboo varieties can be used as decorative houseplants, a plant commonly referred to when discussing bamboo plants and wedding favors is lucky bamboo.
Lucky bamboo isn't really bamboo at all, though.
Today, lucky bamboo is a popular plant for both experienced and novice growers, as well as anyone simply interested in a beautiful living plant to spruce up their décor.
While it is possible to buy ready-made lucky bamboo plant wedding favors in several sizes, most couples opt for homemade wedding favors because they are far less expensive.
When purchased in bulk, lucky bamboo shoots can be as little as 10 or 15 cents each for a 3-4 inch tall straight stalk, though longer stalks or those with curls and twists can cost $10 or more each.
When purchasing lucky bamboo, look for stalks that are a bright green color without yellow or brown spots or bruises.
If buying the lucky bamboo from an online dealer, which is often the least expensive option, inspect each stalk upon arrival and arrange to exchange any imperfect shoots.
Lucky bamboo is a very hardy plant requiring little care to stay healthy, but couples should still take adequate steps to keep it vibrant before the wedding.
Whether the bamboo favors you purchase are actually dwarf bamboo species or the lucky bamboo variety, they will need water and sunlight to survive.
Be aware that tropical bamboo can end up with rotted roots or disease from over watering.
If the favor does not include them, you may want to consider typing up the specific instructions from the nursery or company where you purchased your bamboo plants for your guests.
A two-sided favor can work for this; simply include your names, wedding date, and other text on one wide of the wedding favor tags, and the bamboo care instructions on the reverse.
Because lucky bamboo is so easy to care for, many guests are happy to give it a good home, unlike seed wedding favors that are much more labor intensive to bring into bloom.
In addition to small arrangements for wedding favors, many couples include lucky bamboo in other parts of their wedding reception decorations.
If couples enjoy the Asian accents of lucky bamboo but don't want to overdo the effect, they may also consider bonsai trees, origami figurines, or miniature Chinese takeout wedding favor boxes in their décor.
Lucky bamboo plant wedding favors are a popular and beautiful option rich in symbolism.
Bamboo plants and wedding favors go hand in hand for many couples.
Whether you want to incorporate your Asian ancestry, want to infuse the myths symbolized by this plant in your wedding, or just want a tasteful elegant favor for your reception, a bamboo plant may fit the bill.
Bamboo comes in many varieties -- there are, in fact one thousand different species of this plant, which is actually a member of the Poaceae, or grass family.
A Philippine legend that credits the birth of humanity to the bamboo stem -- a creation myth in which a man and woman came from the stem and began the world's progeny.
A Malaysian legend in which a man finds the love of his life, a beautiful woman, inside a bamboo stem.
A Japanese legend, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, has a lovely princess emerging from an area thick with bamboo.
An ancient Vietnamese myth recounts the happy marital union a farmer and a landlord's daughter with the help of an ancient god and a one-hundred section bamboo tree.
While dwarf bamboo varieties can be used as decorative houseplants, a plant commonly referred to when discussing bamboo plants and wedding favors is Lucky Bamboo.
Lucky Bamboo, however, is not a type of bamboo at all.
Small bamboo varieties differ in their appearance, and can be chosen to complement the wedding tone and theme.
While bamboo can be transplanted quite easily and provide good ground cover, its hardiness also makes transplanted areas susceptible to its overspreading and it can be difficult to fully eradicate.
Whether the bamboo favors you purchase are actually dwarf bamboo species or the Lucky Bamboo variety, it will need water and sunlight to survive.
For those who don't have a green thumb or the time to make a bamboo favor, many wedding companies now sell the Lucky Bamboo favors, and select retailers may offer small or dwarf varieties as favors as well.
Bonsai-type bamboo plants are available from select retailers on Amazon.com.
Bamboo Direct sells a vast number of these plant varieties, from dwarf to giant species.
Lucky Bamboo sells plants and arrangements.
The majority of bamboo plants and wedding favors packages you'll find will be with the lily-derived Lucky Bamboo rather than the tropical species.
Bamboo plants can also be the inspiration for many other wedding types of favors.
This can allow you to incorporate the beauty of bamboo without worrying about the plants.
Beautiful and elegant, a wedding favor inspired by a bamboo plant is a unique and memorable gift that will add a touch of sophistication and a hint of whimsical romance to your special day.
Many brides choose for bamboo archways or incorporate other tropical outdoor life such as palms, large branches, or native flowers.
Cranes, bamboo, ducks, flower blossoms, and birds often make up some of the designs on the uchikake.
However, you can still bring in Asian accents to add a bit more flair and style to the tent, like by encasing the tent stakes in bamboo and tying with gold ribbons or creating a bridal arch underneath a ceremony tent in cherry blossoms.
You may even want to consider bamboo floors, or tile with a grass area rug.
Increasingly, you can find organic cotton and bamboo shower curtains.
Choices in eco-friendly curtains include bamboo, hemp, linen and organic cotton.
Bamboo flannel may be a good alternative for those who enjoy a more natural product, especially if the bamboo is organic.
Bamboo has natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
You'll have little to now piling with bamboo flannel sheets.
Well Cultivated - Three times more absorbent than cotton terry towels, these are made from bamboo.
You'll want to check the content of the cotton and especially the bamboo when purchasing organic towels.
Many times you'll discover that the bamboo has been transformed into a bamboo rayon or the towel is a blend of bamboo and some other fiber.
This isn't a negative thing, it's just something to which you should pay attention, especially if you're interested in purchased a towel that is 100% bamboo instead of a blend of fibers.
If you want to be eco-friendly and at the same time super chic, then a bamboo linen drapery fills the requirement.
You can purchase a bamboo and cotton linen blend.