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…

Save Space: Hang Up Your Garden

February 6, 2013



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StudioGorm, whose very cool “living” Flow Kitchen we featured back in 2009, has unleashed its creativity again in the design of Peg Garden, a space-saving grouping of cedar elements that, when not being used, can hang out of the way Read More…

Honeycomb Gardening System

January 11, 2013



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I love this modular and stacking HoneyComb Gardening System designed by Audrey Lea Lucardi of Brooklyn-based StudioTJOA.

Perfect for small urban spaces, the entire honeycomb structure collapses flat for shipping or storing. When assembled, it can be connected to an … Read More…

Sun and Snow-Loving Woven Outdoor Furniture

November 16, 2012








Gaga & Design’s woven furniture range includes some bright hues.

Launched in September at Tent London’s Super Design Gallery, the woven COD chair by Israeli designer Rami Tareef for Gaga & Design was one of my favorite pieces there.Read More…

London Design Festival: 100% Design on My Mind

October 2, 2012








A remembrance of things past: Magis red Proust Armchair sits indoors or out. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

I hope you’ve been following along as I report on my recent travels to Paris and London in search of cool Read More…

Iconic Eames Lounge Chair Inspires Mal Outdoor Chair

October 1, 2012







This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ray Eames, half of the iconic husband and wife design team of Charles and Ray Eames, whose vast collection of works includes the world-renowned Eames lounge chair, below, now in … Read More…

Plant Yourself a ConcreteTable

March 1, 2012







I’m enamored with concrete these days. The indoor/outdoor Oxygen table from Parisian company, Taporo, has a center well into which you can insert your favorite plants, or any other home accessory.

How would a row of gorgeous Granny Smith … Read More…

Ready to Roll Storage Table and Stool With Serving Tray

January 12, 2012







The multifunctional Stoll 50 by Borja & Jordi Veciana for Wildspirit is ready to roll whenever you are, indoors or out. Stoll’s multifupurpose design offers a portable solution that works all in one as a stool, side table. storage unit Read More…

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