Aside from the guest room and a planned flower garden for the front of the house, the actual yard part of the backyard is all that’s left to take care of at my house. I’m forever futzing and rearranging but those are the only larger projects, and I think I’ve been delaying them for just that reason. I’ve taken care of the decks but I want the entire backyard to feel like an extension of living space. These spaces have accomplished that in spades and are full of inspiration!
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1/Mehmet Ali Uysal‘s installation literally peels and pinches the walls of a gallery. 2/Adult Capri Suns are a thing. 3/Chuan-Bin Chung uses his chalkboard drawing skills to teach students anatomy. 4/IKEA taps HAY and Tom Dixon for new products. 5/Minipresso is the world’s smallest outdoor espresso maker. 6/The colorful grout trend. 7/Pole dancer performs an interactive routine with a responsive geometric background. 8/Genius wage gap alarm clock that rings for women after 79% of the workday. 9/JC Sheitan Tenet got the world’s first tattoo arm prosthesis. 10/Temporary tattoos from Jeannerot look and smell good. 11/Perch Light is a playfully interactive light shaped like an abstract bird. 12/Olafur Eliasson installed a waterfall in the middle of the Palace of Versailles garden.
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Have you been spending lots of time outside or are you holed up inside avoiding the heat? I’ve been doing a little bit of both, as well as avoiding some rainstorms by hanging out on my porch. (One of my favorite times to be out!) The key to enjoying the outdoors for me is making my yard just as livable as my house, which means furniture that carries over the same style and sensibilities. Peek at my backyard setup that I shared last year, then take a look at these stellar outdoor furniture pieces.
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Since Labor Day all I’ve wanted is to be sitting poolside, but it’s been cool and raining most days here in Pennsylvania. Pigro Felice‘s Modul’Air modular blow up system does double duty as outdoor furniture and pool float, so you can pull it in and out of the water to suit the mood and purpose.
(via Design Milk)Posted In create, furniture, grand design, house and home, living, outdoors
Not only is the Noke U-Lock easy on the eyes, it’s also brilliant. This bike lock allows you to unlock it with your smartphone, eliminating the worry of lost keys and forgotten combinations. You can also unlock it manually if your phone isn’t available, and an alarm sounds if anyone attempts to crack it open or mash up the keypad. The U-Lock works with iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones that include Bluetooth 4.0.
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I’ve seriously been waiting since last August to talk about Sunnylife. Everyone looks forward to summer – and lazy days, poolside parties, the great outdoors, and al fresco meals – and all the things that go along with it. The folks over at Sunnylife are basically summertime experts who stock their shelves with everything you need to take the season to 11. Pool floats, outdoor entertaining, games, towels, umbrellas, and more. Take a peek at a few of my favorites!
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