Five Overlooked Plants In the Landscape

July 2, 2014

Calochortus venustus pink Don M. DavisCalochortus venustus, photo by Don M. Davis

Some plants are familiar to almost everyone. But then there are those that, no matter how many great characteristics they have or how easy they are to grow, they never quite catch on.

Here are five … Read More…

Sun Shade in a Snap

January 28, 2013

mikasi-night

Mikasi in Swahili means scissors, which is descriptive of the Mikasi Sunscreen Tent’s design. The Sunscreen tent is both a stylish teepee for the nomadic urban wanderer and a shaded temporary backyard retreat for those who choose to stick around.

sunscreen-tent

A series of … Read More…

Baby Carriage Packaging Recycles Into Bird House, Chair, and Lamp

July 7, 2012

When my kids were babies, they had more fun playing with the boxes than they did the gifts that came inside. Dutch stroller manufacturer, Joolz, may have had this idea in mind when they devised a second playful and … Read More…

A Stone’s Throw From the Garden

January 13, 2011


Ronel Jordaan’s felt rocks.

When in Paris last year, I posted about similar felt rocks I saw at Maison et Objet that blurred the boundaries between exterior and interior. I love influencing a room’s design with elements from the garden … Read More…

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