Garden Tools Go Design
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Garden Tools Go Design

Last year Porsche created a grill for Grandhall, now the sensational, unaffordable luxury sports car brand Lamborghini has licensed out the …

The New Loft Look
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The New Loft Look

At last! Retailers are upping their game. Some seem to no longer be just following outdoor designers. They are starting to lead and innovate…

Creative Solar Lights
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Creative Solar Lights

“Aim for the moon; even if you miss you’ll land among the stars” is a quote one often hears and somehow ended up on my desk th…

The Mobile Planter
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The Mobile Planter

Yesterday I was at the dry cleaners dropping off winter clothes. It was 30°C (86°F) outdoors and despite that, I was in a queue with other…

Turn Up the Volume!
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Turn Up the Volume!

Outdoor furniture sets are increasingly being used not just for outdoor barbecues, but for casual get togethers, cocktail parties and other …

Fabulous Fiberglass
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Fabulous Fiberglass

This post could also be called the incomparable value of niche designs! We all know that globalization is leading to standardized outdoor sp…

Celebrating Africa
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Celebrating Africa

Congratulations South Africa for hosting such a fun, festive and joyful World Cup! It was so refreshing. The culture and flora/fauna of Afri…

Creative Coolers
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Creative Coolers

Planters doubling up as ice buckets, low tables with integrated coolers, benches converting into coolers… The amount of designs promis…

Store and Conceal
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Store and Conceal

I love this design by Flora, the hot German team that keeps coming up with fresh designs. This collection, called Elevation, was designed by…

License to Build
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License to Build

At the Milan Furniture Fair this April, the Belgian brand Extremis showed up with a very unexpected product. It was not a new design. It was…

A Home with Two Kitchens
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A Home with Two Kitchens

Property developers have knocked into our heads that you need at least two bathrooms for your home to be marketable. Well, I would not be su…

Decoding the New Curvy Design Trend
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Decoding the New Curvy Design Trend

When running though the alleys of the Milan Furniture Fair in April, I am not sure we saw one design that still played with the straight, sl…

High Rise Furniture
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High Rise Furniture

Among the interesting finds at the Milan Furniture fair, I saw an interest twist on lounge set designs. Instead of working horizontally, des…

Milan Says Combinations Are In
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Milan Says Combinations Are In

In April at the Milan furniture fair, many things stood out. Style-wise it was amazing to see how we have clearly exited the pure, architect…

Plug and Spray
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Plug and Spray

Last Tuesday in Paris it was the coldest day on record for a month of May in the last 40 years. Suddenly I realize how great summer will (ev…

Use That Wall Part 2
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Use That Wall Part 2

A while back, I posted about great designs that add a modern touch to any outdoor space simply by maximizing the opportunity provided by wal…