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. […]
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Ultimate in outdoor furniture
I’m completely in love with A Stacking Hommage, the final project of one Dirk Winkel, recent graduate in Industrial Design from University of the Arts, Berlin, which he describes as “three classics of design history, redesigned as a low-price, stackable plastic chair.” (Barcelona version shown.) F-ing brilliant. Now will someone please manufacture it?
It’s another soggy day here in Vancouver, and because the weather report tells me I won’t be spending any time in my garden this weekend, I’m substituting actual gardening with the online version of a garden tour. I’m talking about Design Assistant, from CoastalLiving.com. It features all kinds of interior and outdoor rooms and treatments […]
Looking for love. Loveseats, that is.
I’m looking for an outdoor loveseat for my third-floor balcony. I know, I know. Sounds suspiciously like I’m wanting to create an “outdoor room,” right? And they have been so overdone and overexposed lately. “What’s next,” you’re asking, “the behemoth barbecue, the outdoor shower?” Well, no, just the loveseat. And maybe an ottoman. And a […]
Eva Solo: Danish design for outdoor living
So I just crawled out from under my rock and discovered Eva Solo, launched in 1997 as an offshoot of a 60-year old Danish company. Driven by design duo Claus and Henrik, Eva Solo makes sweet product magic. I am pretty much in love with each of their products – and there are many in […]
Mobilier à jardiner
In the what-will-they-think-of-next department, Mobilier à jardiner by 5.5 Designers for bton design is an outdoor furniture collection that, like the Topo Table and grass chair, incorporates the plant kingdom into its design. Products include a bench and chair in which you plant your seatback – with shrubs or other plants – and a coffee […]
Textiles for the garden
Bon matin, mes amis! Thought you’d appreciate hearing about the latest in Parisian garden fashion. Deborah Sommers wrote to tell me about her made-to-measure garden art textiles, “designed with the urban garden in mind, and a great way to add design and greenery to even the smallest balcony.” The quick-drying fabric banners, which come in […]