Hydroponics, Veggies That Cut It, Fowl Play, and More

March 19, 2014

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And just like that… we’ve collected five blog posts full of fabulous finds, and placed them on to one tidy little post! There’s something here for everyone, even the birds. Enjoy.

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Tough Love: 9 Corten Steel Outdoor Pieces

March 16, 2014

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Bring your love of industry-chic to any outdoor space with the addition of Corten Steel. It looks rough and rugged and… totally fabulous. As time goes on, the weathering only adds character, making each piece unique.

Yes, the steel looks … Read More…

12 Urban Style Indoor-Outdoor Concrete Pieces

November 21, 2013

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HomeMade Modern’s cool DIY Concrete Planter with spigot.

Concrete is the modern urban gardener’s muse. No surprise that for ages architects and designers alike have been drawn to concrete for its simplicity and range of textures. Indoor-outdoor concrete design options … Read More…

Multi-Functional Outdoor Lounger Converts to Hammock, Chaise, Rocker, and Side Table

August 8, 2013

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Designers at Leif.DesignPark are thinking double or triple-duty design with Moccar, an outdoor lounger on two wheels that’s great for small urban spaces as it’s easily moved and converts to several individual pieces with multiple uses.

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Moccar rocks, literally. With its lightweight … Read More…

Belgian Outdoor Furniture Brand’s Pop-up Beach Hotel

July 21, 2013

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It is 97° F (36° C) and humid in New York City as I write this. So when I heard from Royal Botania about their Tender2, 2-story pop-up hotel on the sandy shores of Knokke-Heist on the North Sea … Read More…

Contemporary Tête à Tête Outdoor Chaise

April 24, 2013

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A contemporary twist on the Victorian Tête à Tête love seat–aka the courting bench, kissing bench, or conversation bench where two people face opposite directions–the outdoor Double View bench easily switches from a side by side to facing position.

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Just in case you change … Read More…

Colorful Outdoor Poufs From Post-Consumer Waste

April 23, 2013

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I spotted and fell in love with these colorful outdoor poufs for which Australian designer Cindy-Lee Davies utilizes post-consumer waste, employing traditional crocheting techniques to weave nylon equestrian ropes over old tires.

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Whimsically called Tis Knot, the covers are fully washable, color … Read More…

Geometric Medici Chair Goes Outdoors

March 29, 2013

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Last fall I fell in love with a sleek red chair in the window of the Conran Shop in London.

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To mark their 25th anniversary at the Michelin Building, Jasper Conran had commissioned more than 50 designers to create custom … Read More…

Outdoor Furniture Inspired by Skyscrapers and Jewelry

March 25, 2013

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While browsing the recent Architectural Digest Home Design for outdoor showers and appliances for outdoor kitchens, I came across some cool new outdoor furniture whose designs were inspired by skyscrapers and wearable architecture.

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For his furniture pieces that live happily … Read More…

Crocheted Chairs and Planters Emulate Nature

February 7, 2013

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Designer Ruth Fore artistically crochets wire into stunning one of a kind chairs, planters, and garden sculptures.

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In a process similar to biomimicry, where design emulates patterns in nature, Fore examines the characteristics and possibilities of raw materials, handcrafting unique … Read More…

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