Passdoor is the New Black
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Passdoor is the New Black

  Gandia Blasco are one of the pioneers of the outdoor design revolution that kicked off 15 or so years ago. So it is always worth chec…

Little Red Riding Hood Spirit
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Little Red Riding Hood Spirit

If you’re eager to have a touch of forest appeal in you urban backyard, I think these new designs will fit the bill. Binome Jardin is …

Meet Bolon
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Meet Bolon

A great way to unify an outdoor space and an indoor one is through common flooring. And materials that work well in both contexts are not as…

Eco-Conscious and Cheerful
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Eco-Conscious and Cheerful

In a shop window in Notting Hill, London, I saw a book called Product Design In The Sustainable Era. Huge subject. I, for one, do not have a…

The Ultra Mini Pool
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The Ultra Mini Pool

I just learned an American expression: “The McMansion.” For those outside the US, this expression refers to truly oversized, mas…

Rethinking Balconies
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Rethinking Balconies

I admit. This is an entirely selfish post. I am an urban dweller with a balcony and am in the process of redesigning it to get even more out…

Playing with Lighting
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Playing with Lighting

On websites that promote outdoor lighting you often see light wall sconces presented in an actual outdoor setting, generally on a wall leadi…

Sitting Bulles
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Sitting Bulles

Sitting Bulles is a creation of French designer Marie Galoyer. This seat is made by connecting inflatable “bubbles” (like beach …

Milan: The Year Change Happened
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Milan: The Year Change Happened

David Bitton is an architect and landscape designer based in Paris and active internationally. Last year he was quite the talk of the town w…

Mobule
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Mobule

Outdoor entertainment is an underdeveloped area, so obviously I was ecstatic about this amazing new idea by a French architect who goes unde…

Philip Nixon on the Art of Precision Garden Design
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Philip Nixon on the Art of Precision Garden Design

I am a personal fan of one of the UK’s leading garden designers, Philip Nixon. He masters the art of combining modern design features …

Gloster Takes Art Deco “Outdoors”
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Gloster Takes Art Deco “Outdoors”

Whoever spends a lot of time at trade fairs will have to admit that yes there are always new and exciting designs yet also recognize most ar…

What Mosaic Can Do
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What Mosaic Can Do

Buying designs is great fun and does in fact require quite a lot of hard work and research. When all things are considered, making designs o…

Feature Furniture
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Feature Furniture

The Loopita being launched this month by a French design studio called Kerozene Design is probably as much a feature as it is a seat.

Urban Garden Challenges
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Urban Garden Challenges

The term walled garden has a very romantic appeal… in the country. In town, it rings like a nightmare. Feeling boxed in is a real no n…

New Baroque Becomes Mainstream
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New Baroque Becomes Mainstream

The trend was clear in Milan last spring. The time has come for antique revivals. They are the new “vintage.” Sleek chic is out …