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Tipi & Boo

The designers Marten & Gustav Cyren who created Tipi & Boo have a great philosophy- they create “furniture for tranquility”. Furniture designed to be used in times when you are relaxing and enjoying yourself and those that you love. Tipi & Boo are fantastically designed outdoor pieces that truly encapsulate this motto. Tipi is a lamp made from teak wood that has an appealing tipi like shape, and Boo is a fire basket that can be used either for live fires or can be reversed and used as a lantern holder. Continue reading

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La Plancha

If you love cooking gourmet food, you are going to love the La Plancha. The La Plancha is a cooking appliance designed for outdoor use that has a smooth enameled cast-iron surface. This unique surface enables a style of food preparation called “cooking by contact” which is very popular amongst leading French chefs. Using this method, the food is cooked rapidly, healthily and has a delicious taste. Continue reading

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Leaf Swing

Inspired by the leaves that fall in autumn, Madrid-based designer Verónica Martínez created the Leaf Swing. The Swing is an exquisite example of functional art and is available in two mediums- wood and cast aluminum. The cast aluminum Leaf Swing received 1st prize at the International Design Feria de las Ciudades Sostenibles at Porto, Portugal 2012. The design of the Swing beautifully captures the soft curvature of the leaves as well as the visible veins that run through them. Continue reading

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NI Parasol

The NI Parasol by Foxcat Design is a fabulous invention that combines a parasol and a garden torch. Its design is absolutely outstanding and it adds a touch of class and finesse to its environment. Imagine sitting on your patio or in your garden and having the NI Parasol light it up. Best of all, it comes with three different lighting options so that you can easily adjust the brightness and set the perfect mood every time. Continue reading

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Trinity Hammocks

Imagine yourself relaxing on a far away beach, eyes resting comfortably on the horizon and a gentle breeze causing you to swing slightly in this incredible hammock designed by Trinity. Continue reading

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Roof Terrace Design In Montreal

Behind an unassuming exterior door lies a breathtaking rooftop terrace designed by Martine Brisson. Ms. Brisson was the recipient of the 2012 Grand Prix Du Design 2012 in the “terrace” category. A successful space, says Brisson, “is one that evolves, one that the people who live in it can appropriate and change to make their life easier.” Her successful design implementation of this space is truly an achievement in bringing this philosophy to life. Each zone or space quietly intersects with one another, creating a flow that is unmistakably well thought out. Continue reading

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Mon Oncle Barbecue Grill

Dressed for success, the Mon Oncle is the snazziest BBQ you will find. Designed by Barcelona based Mermelada Studio, the Mon Oncle transforms the ordinary BBQ into an extra-ordinary designer piece. At first glance, one sees an innocent looking vintage briefcase with a leather handle and two leather colored stripes. Upon inspection however, the well-planned inner BBQ is revealed. What a great twist! Continue reading

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Kekkila Garden Sheds: The Shed of Your Dreams

This is not what I envision when you say “garden shed”, though that vision is forever changed. These pre-fab garden buildings will make you a gardener if you’re not already. Designed by Avanto Architects for Kekkila & Hasselfors Garden, four models are available to store your essential garden tools and serve as a greenhouse. Of course you can make use of them in any way you wish, including a dreamy lake side getaway. Continue reading

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x3 Watering Can: bent in three places

Always it is true that the simpler design tends to be better than the more ornate and complicated. The x3 Watering Can satisfies this specification and then some. Manufactured from three pieces of copper, brass, or stainless steel, the x3 is a functional but nevertheless beautiful object and tool. The handle and spout are the same piece of metal that has been bent in three places to create a continuous form, hence the name: x3. Continue reading

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Mini pool: well being experiences begin at home

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Oh dear, let’s talk about swimming pools, shall we? Well, not the ones that require quite the space in a garden or the exotic ones that we can visit in one of these dreamy – and yes indeed sometimes costly! – resorts, but compact ones, mini pools that we can perhaps find a place in our roof top apartment, small garden or why not a spacious bathroom, even though this model is thought up for outdoors. Continue reading