The endlessly soggy, gray days we’ve been having here on the Wet Coast have me desperately craving sun and summer. They won’t change the weather, but these cheerful, but eco-friendly plates, bowls, and ice cream “cones” from Shiraleah will brighten any day. This is the time of year to stock up for outdoor eating, but […]
Windowbox by Sunface13 on Flickr. I remember the first time I saw window boxes worth coveting. I was 20 years old, backpacking through Europe. Although I wasn’t yet a gardener, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the perpetual, ageless villages with their cheery window boxes spilling over with geraniums. The window boxes were […]
There may be snow on the ground but just thinking about hanging a few of these Soji Modern solar lanterns from Allsop Home and Garden makes me want to plan a summer soiree. Like a Le Klint for the outdoors, these would look right at home on our back patio. And they’re solar. No cords! […]
I’ve been looking for seating for our back patio for what feels like forever. I had a very specific idea of the clean, modern look I wanted, but it was a classic case of champagne taste on a beer budget (the Equinox sofa, at top, retails for over $2000). So when I saw this old […]
Berlin-based Michael Hilgers is a busy fellow. An architect by training, he is also a skilled joiner who enjoys designing retail products. He had designed and independently produced the stackable polyethylene dialounge pair chair (above) and was touring it around at product fairs, where he discovered a dearth of outdoor design products – especially for […]
The most brilliant ideas are always the simplest, no? Take the PlantLock, for instance.It’s a bike rack and planter in one. No more unsightly bike racks, plus added space for urban greenery. Imagine if these were used in cities nationwide… Via NotCot.
These hanging chairs by Nick Rawcliffe of Raw Studio, reminiscent of those 70s hanging wicker chairs (updated, of course, for the modern esthetic) are sleek and functional – they stack flat for easy storage. But are they comfortable? Via MocoLoco.
Saw these botanical-print serving trays by Simrin, and knew Heavy Petal readers would adore them. You do, don’t you? No? What if I told you they are made by laminating hand-printed fabric between ridged vinyl sheets, so that each tray has a linen-like texture? And that they’re made in New York by a family-run company that’s been […]