Picking the Perfect Patio Table

Picking the Perfect Patio Table

I’m in the market for a table for my patio. As soon as the weather warms and dries, I’ve just…

A Natural Kitchen

A Natural Kitchen

Cold, flu and winter allergy season has already started in our house.  When the heat came on a few weeks…

Friday 5: Owls in the Garden

Friday 5: Owls in the Garden

I love owls and spotting one in the garden or while hiking outside is one of those events that happens…

Friday 5: Pale Green Garden Things That Caught My Eye

Friday 5: Pale Green Garden Things That Caught My Eye

Its Friday and I am getting an early start as I am headed down to the Newport Folk Festival!  It’s…

Friday 5: Stump Style

Friday 5: Stump Style

      Simple, sturdy, texturally beautiful and nature made, stumps are a great inspiration for a variety of garden…

Friday Five: Black & White Garden Goodies

Friday Five: Black & White Garden Goodies

    In this heat I am feeling anything but crisp and fresh.  Black and white always helps to sharpen…

Friday 5: Outdoor Patterns

Friday 5: Outdoor Patterns

Oh boy, I used to think I was the kind of person who handled change really well, but this week…

Daily Garden : The BBQ Herb Garden

Daily Garden : The BBQ Herb Garden

Today’s daily garden was designed by Secret Gardens of Sydney,  Australia.  This garden is just beautiful and truly a showpiece for keeping…

Driftwood Lily Stump Stool

Driftwood Lily Stump Stool

This beautifully embellished piece of driftwood caught my eye today.   The piece was created by Bellawillow, in collaboration with Elwood…

Fun Garden Shopping

Fun Garden Shopping

Are you preparing for THE storm?   I figure while I still have power I might as well shop….right?  …

Royal College of Art Sustainable Chair Challenge

Royal College of Art Sustainable Chair Challenge

Besides being stunning works of design, this recent V&A Museum display caught my eye. These chairs (and more) were all…

Inspiration Board: Black Urban Earthy

Inspiration Board: Black Urban Earthy

I love imagining gardens and outdoor rooms that have a distinct look and feel and when I start to play with ideas…

What’s Fab on Fab

What’s Fab on Fab

Have you noticed the profusion of flash shopping sites that have popped up lately?   I’ve been keeping my eye…

DIY: Shower Curtain Cushions

DIY: Shower Curtain Cushions

It’s been an exciting morning here….there was an accident at the end of my driveway (literally) — and the power…

Garden Design Basics: Play with Scale

Garden Design Basics: Play with Scale

It is not often that a perfect picture crosses my desk that so precisely shows how, by playing with the…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

This weekend is all about getting ready for the weekends after that.   I have guests coming next weekend and…

Zachary Design’s Concrete Garden Furniture

Zachary Design’s Concrete Garden Furniture

Some days I am just a little bit bored with shiny or plastic looking designs for outdoor furniture. But concrete…

Summer Ikea Preview 2012

Summer Ikea Preview 2012

I was just taking a look at the Summer collection of outdoor gear from Ikea and there are definitely some hits.  I…

Street Glamour

Street Glamour

This picture got me wondering…just what might this streetscape look like if the LA and Planners who were putting it…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

What’s in store for your weekend?  We have more puppy prep, some snowboarding and even perhaps some early spring garden…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

I am ready for the weekend….and then I am not….this is going to be one of those really, really, really…

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