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Friday
May102013

SWEET AND SUNNY

We've been bombarded with quite a few late April showers in the last couple of days—and unfortunately the forecast doesn't seem promising. So in hopes of bringing the sunshine back to the Big Apple, I thought some outdoor eye candy would be the perfect antidote. If you're getting ready to start designing your outdoor rooms, these sweet and quirky spaces have the perfect elements to make your Summer a sunny one. Happy weekend!

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Tuesday
Jan292013

JUST ADD WATER 

These are the kind of finds that give me an instant smile. Maybe it's their cheerful colors or simply because they bring back happy memories of Summer. Either way, this fabulous version of the classic garden hose will add a touch of coolness to your outdoors. The Dramm Hose from West Elm is made of rubber and nickel-plated brass and resists kinking and coils easily, even in cold weather. The yellow one is my favorite... which one is yours?

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Saturday
Jul282012

REVAMPING THE OUTDOORS

Wall coverings have made a surprising come back and are a great and easy way of adding pizzazz to any room. But wait. You don't have to limit yourself to the inside of your home anymore as Italian home decor company Wall&Deco has recently come out with a fabulous collection of exterior wallpaper. The weatherproof wallpapers offer large geometric and whimsy designs that will make your outdoors sparkle . If you're worry about installation, don't. They're applied just like any traditional wallpaper. I wonder what's next.

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Sunday
Jun242012

ECO GRILLING

Let's celebrate the arrival of Summer by enjoying the experience of outdoor cooking with this super sleek and convenient EcoQue Portable Grill. You can grill, bake, boil, fry, roast, and smoke your foods. Its unique reflective pyramidal design focuses more heat up toward the cooking surface for optimal performance. No briquettes handy? No worries. Use any biomass fuel like sticks, twigs, wood chunks, lump charcoal, alcohol or any other wood products. This jewel of a grill is made from high-quality stainless steel, lightweight and collapses to just over 1” in thickness. How convenient is that?

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Saturday
Jun162012

FLIES NO MORE

I've never been a big fan of camping, mostly because of the allergic reaction I have to mosquito bites. Trust me, it's not pretty. But I'm not sure what's worse, the allergy or covering myself with stinky mosquito repellant. Hence my crush on this sustainable and non-toxic bug repellent Anti-Fly Sphere by Mexican designer José de la O. Taking inspiration from the dangling water-filled plastic bags found in markets in the streets of urban Mexico to keep flies away, Jose took this technique one step further and designed this beautiful and slick glass sphere. A very chic way to enjoy a bug-free day outdoors. Hmmm, maybe there still hope for a camping trip this summer after all.

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Saturday
May262012

FLAMING STYLE

This weekend marks the unofficial start of the much anticipated Summer season (at least for us living in the U.S since we're celebrating Memorial Day). With it, comes breezy days at the beach, fabulous family get-togethers and delicious afternoon barbecues in the backyard. So why not get your grilling started right with the chic Eva Solo Grill Globe. Following the simplicity of Danish design, the integrated lid incorporates a thermometer, which saves having it hanging on the grill or lying on the ground. The black bottom half of the grill is made of aluminium, while the lid and the four-legged stand are made of stainless steel. Also, the stand is designed so a table and a holder for various grill utensils can quickly be attached. Happy grilling!

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Thursday
Mar222012

CARIBBEAN COOL

I can't think of a place I'd rather be right this minute than in this dreamy and secluded refuge in the middle of the Caribbean. I'm already lounging in that gorgeous bar sipping on a delicious cocktail and ready to catch some rays in this picture-perfect heaven.
La Banane, located in the heart of a spectacular coconut grove in the island of Saint Barts, is the ideal spot to relax and take in every single detail that makes it so special. With a fusion of tropical chic and island sophistication, each corner of the hotel is exquisitely designed. The clever mix of furniture and accessories makes the decor stylish yet cozy. OK, I'm sorry but I have to leave you now so I can keep enjoying my imaginary mini-vacation at this spectacular retreat.

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Sunday
Nov272011

Growing your ABCs

No garden will fall short of looking amazing with one of these giant three-dimensional letters created by Jimmy Fiction Esq. in Deptford, South East London. The monumental alphabet, including numbers and symbols, is free-standing and can be used as outdoor decoration or as a whimsical trellis for your seasonal vines.

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