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…

Sleek Outdoor Bench Inspired by Airplane

May 3, 2013



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Having wowed us at the Stockholm Furniture Fair and later in Milan, Italian designer Luca Nichetto is back with another new piece of innovative outdoor furniture.



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Reminiscent of the long wings of a plane, Nichetto’s inspiration for his Earhart Bench comes … Read More…

Indoor-Outdoor Quadrant Table

January 1, 2012







The scored, cross axial lines of the Quadrant table from Brooklyn, NY company, Material Process Systems, can be used to orient the axis of your garden while the center basin can be filled with plants, stones, or water to create Read More…

New Waves in Urban Garden Furniture

February 16, 2010








Muscle bench, Alexandre Mornonnoz

Spotted last month in Paris at The Design Observer exposition at the Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie, this sensual bench by French designer Alexandre Moronnoz caught my attention at just the right moment. I’d been … Read More…

Life’s a Bench: Reflections on Our Surroundings

January 12, 2010


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The Banc Image Miroir, or Mirror Bench, is like a chameleon, blending into it’s reflected surroundings, changing as the world passes by.


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The sleek bench, whose seat and back are constructed of highly polished stainless steel, is the creation of French … Read More…

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