I found this on Garden Design online this morning.
I love items that are pieces of something else. To me they carry so much of the spirit of the place they originated. I once was told by a sales person in a very fashionable store in Notting Hill that the shelves for sale, which were these beautiful metal I-beam structures with wooden planks that cost more than you can imagine, were re purposed pieces of the Eiffel Tower. The story was that the metal deteriorates and there is a constant cycling out of the pieces to keep the structure healthy and strong. I could buy some of the removed I-beams that had been made into shelves. I went back another day to ogle over them and the sales person that day knew nothing of their supposed heritage…making me suspicious enough that I stopped dreaming about buying them…but I still want some shelves from the Eiffel tower, because I would love nothing more than to have a piece of one of my favorite places in my home.
Which is why I think these benches are so great. They are made from the Ipe pier at Coney Island. So if this is a special place to you, maybe you should have one.
They are available from Good Olde Things – a place that has many other beautiful things and is worth a peruse.