Alert reader Kevin pointed me toward Loll Designs after my last post on a recycled-plastic Adirondack. Described as “outdoor furniture for the modern lollygagger” (love it!), Loll makes recycled modern outdoor furniture that is as environmentally-friendly as it is good looking. I especially like the Go Club chair, above, and the Cubby bench, below. The […]
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While I’ve never had an appropriate setting in which to place an Adirondack chair (lakefront cottage pending), I have always appreciated their comfort and practicality (built-in drink “tables”!). Room & Board’s Emmet chair and ottoman is a pretty sweet take on the original. Sleek and sexy – and made from 100 percent post-industrial recycled plastic. […]
Stumbled upon a cool site today that aims to help people beat their lawn addiction. Need a reason to kick the habit? Here are a few good ones. Ready to commit? Less Lawn can help you do it, either in baby steps or whole hog. There are lots of great articles – from methods of […]
I love the look and tactile nature of letterpress printing, and I’m fascinated by old herbal remedies. So it’s only fitting that I love these Notes to Grow On by Lizard Press on Etsy. Based on botanical illustrations from the German incunabula period [1450-1500AD], the cards come with a small packet of seeds. Lovely!
I apologize for the lack of posts lately; like many gardens at this time of year, I’m feeling rather exhausted. Time for a long nap. Anyhoo, just wanted to share this article I came across in the Globe and Mail this weekend. In it, Canadian gardening guru Marjorie Harris writes that, “Horizontal strips of wood […]
Lipstick that’s good for the environment? Sign me up! Check out Cargo Plant Love, lipsticks with packaging made out of corn and flower seeds. When your lippy is all used up, plant it and wait for a bouquet of wild flowers to grow. Love it! Via Daily Candy.
Right now: Loving Welcoming the Flowers by poet and performer John Giorno, a set of screenprinted poems in 18 parts. Although I feel a need to defend some of les fleurs, (why are lupins self serving and unkind?) I love the bold, cheerful colours in constrast with the somewhat morbid sentiments expressed. Via MocoLoco.
A perfectly kitschy campfire tealight holder. Because even those little chimineas wouldn’t fly in my tiny backyard. US$19 from Park Life. Via Mighty Goods.