Five DIY No-Chills Fire Pits

November 5, 2013

DIY fire pit upcycled from washing machine drum

Photo by House & Fig

It’s getting mighty chilly here in New England so we’re warming up to the idea of these DIY fire pits that combine easy-to-find materials with easy-to-build designs.

We’re talking fire pits that will take the … Read More...

Reclaimed Bicycle Repurposed As Outdoor Fountain in Public Art Installation

August 22, 2013


When an abandoned rusted bicycle had outlived its usefulness as trustworthy transportation, American born and Berlin-based artist, Brad Downey, mounted it on an equally rusty bike rack then transformed it into a working fountain.



With an established a reputation …

Outdoor Hanging Glass Sculpture Functions As a Sustainable Fly Repellent

August 7, 2013


Spotted this cool glass object from from designer José de la O in my inbox today, but wasn’t sure what it was.


Inspired by the traditional hanging plastic bags of water used to scare away flies at food markets … Read More...

Living Art Blends Ceramics and Horticulture

April 30, 2013


Inspired by his own landscape designs and a trip to his native Japan, Brooklyn-based artist and landscape designer Mineo Mizuno integrates ceramics and horticulture in Coexistence, an installation of living art forms.



Mizuno leverages his expertise in glazes to work … Read More...

New York Botanical Garden Sculpture and Antiques Fair

April 27, 2013

French Country Living Antiques had some charming displays.

At Thursday night’s New York Botanical Garden Sculpture and Antiques Fair Preview Party and Collectors’ Plant Sale sponsored by 1st Dibs, Martha Stewart and a large representation of socialites brushed shoulders with


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