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 →
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 →
I’ve always tried to make whatever television or computer setup I have resemble a movie theater as much as possible. I dreamed of pocket projects that would blast a film onto my old, completely white college dorm room wall. I bought big, external monitors for my laptop that sit high above my bed to produce a somewhat cavernous cinematic feel. Knowing of celebrities that built home theaters in their houses with soda cup holders and unlimited popcorn, I cannot help but think I will never have an impressive setup such as theirs. Continue reading →
Summer and grilling are best friends, wouldn’t you agree? What’s nicer than family or friends gathered altogether in the veranda or at the garden, preparing freshly grilled food on the spot while enjoying being outdoors? Depending on the size of your family and your available space, you may choose one of the three options from Roshuts Barbeque Grills, placing you only steps away from a high quality outdoor kitchen. Continue reading →
There is something incredibly inviting in the very concept of a “daybed”, wouldn’t you agree? It speaks of vacation, it signifies a break from the routine and it promises fractions of life well lived and enjoyed. It reminds of the Southern custom of siesta, a short, rejuvenating nap, lasting from 20 min up to 2 hours, taken during the middle of the day, in order to provide extra strength for nights long lived, much like it is used in countries like South Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece to name but a few. Blame it on the long summers and the particularly hot days, a daybed is a place much loved and deeply cherished. Continue reading →
There are just some things that one rarely thinks they would go together. Like wrong expectations with a right outcome. Or pizza making and grilling. Could they really ever be combined? Just the tiniest of life experience should allow us to be wise enough to not ever say never!
I personally like vegetables and meat grilled. A pizza preferably baked in a stone oven. Much like in Italy. And I think I’ll continue appreciating each type of food connected to its individual, separate process. But there are those who would gladly combine grilling with pizza making and would be thrilled to enjoy a homemade one, tasting as if it came right out of a Italian stone oven, when in fact being just gathered around their grill in their gardens or when camping. Continue reading →
Soft, tidy and simple – this houseplant planter series could well herald a new design wave for indoor greenery. Instead of a solid pot cluttering a surface, plants are hung in a breathable layered canvas pocket, with compost replaced partly by water-holding clay granules. The series is easy to install, and pockets can be hung on one another, with water monitors to read the soil moisture in the center. Continue reading →
A simple window added to a traditional hemlock and walnut sauna pushes this model out of the ordinary, and into the beautiful. The sauna also has a suite of up-to date extras including Bluetooth audio systems and a weekly planner, but the clear glass side is the design element that sets it apart. Continue reading →
The dream of finding and owning a summer house somewhere at a corner of the world where the sun shines and the ocean is but a step away has begun demanding immediate gratification. As I browse through places and objects, there are these ones I must note down, cause they embrace just perfectly my heart’s desires and my decorative visions.
Needless to say that a swing chair is a must on the list. A sofa can wait, usual chairs can wait. We can sit on pillows or poufs but a swinging chair is a must. For the sense of freedom it offers, for the ability to take you back to days of childhood innocence and carefree. Nautica swing chair by Mut Design made me feel that the potential perfect chair for my future summer house has been finally found. Continue reading →
Bose is well known for obsessive, scientific attention to sound quality. Their various products, speakers, stereos, headphones, and home theater systems all tend to trump whomever is the competitor. And as important as sound is to personal enjoyment, Bose moves into the sonic arena of the outdoor backyard barbecue arena. Continue reading →