Succulent Cushions

Succulent Cushions

The holidays are over and I’m taking down the remaining christmas decorations this weekend.  The house always feels so bare once the tinsel and twinkle are gone.   I’d really like…

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 rarely enough that extreme excitement ensues every time.  I think I…

Outdoor Fabric with John Eshaya

Outdoor Fabric with John Eshaya

I stand in envious awe of the eclectic Los Angeles bungalow garden that belongs to John Eshaya, the founder of Jet clothing. I love the look of layered textiles and flowy fabrics in the…

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 put my just-go-with-it mentality to the test. It was the first…

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 it simple and making the most of a small town garden.  …

Outdoor Fabric Resources

Outdoor Fabric Resources

I spent a couple hours last night putting together the outdoor fabrics supplier list on the resources page. I hope you find it useful whenever you want to find some fabric…

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 lines are on the ground.   No one is hurt (except…

Mixing Botanical and Anatomical Art – Utilitarian Franchise Pillows and Graphics

Mixing Botanical and Anatomical Art – Utilitarian Franchise Pillows and Graphics

Following up on my earlier post— these are some of the great original graphics that Tin prints on his canvas pillows and canvases. (available at his Etsy site) I have no…

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 put a whole mess of images in the gallery — but…

Sodahl Summer Style

Sodahl Summer Style

Ok – forget it — I’m officially done wishing for snow.  And since we have had so little, let’s just skip past the fun of mud season too and go right…

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