Archive for the ‘Outdoor Living’ Category

March 27, 2012

Carlsbad Flower Fields

Longing for a breath of fresh air? How about a breath of fresh flowers in bloom? Take yourself out of the ordinary by visiting the Carlsbad Flower Fields where kids and adults can wander through over 50 acres of colors, scents and design! Be sure to check out the artist gardens which exhibits favorite paintings transposed into a colorful garden using flowers as an art medium! Now open through May 13th, for more information visit¬† Read more …

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March 05, 2012

Fiber Furniture

Outdoor living is going green with these basalt fiber bonded pieces. The beautifully crafted chairs and tables are made by Maffam Freeform and are completely made by hand. The extremely intricate designs offer the perfect shape and tone for a modern outdoor space.

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February 07, 2012

Mobile Tree Bench

Some things are just too fun to pass-up blogging about. Thanks to Freshome for finding this amazing design. The Tree Bench is a mobile design that allows the user to cinch it to a tree and take a seat. Designed by Rogier Martens, the design offers a relaxing space without disturbing the environment around it.

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Posted by holdit 4:12pm in Going Green, Modern Design, Outdoor Living No Comments

October 06, 2011

Sun Bricks

Solar powered path lighting isn’t a new idea, but these “bricks” offer the ability to light your path as part of the path itself. Sun Bricks are solar powered ground lighting and can fit perfectly into any brick path design. The LED lights means that each brick will last just as long as the bricks around it. And even during long winter nights, the bricks can stay illuminated for 8 hours with just a full day of sunlight.

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September 22, 2011

Floating Park

London is making a lot of changes and “upgrades” to their modern architecture before the Olympic Games next summer. But one addition won’t be on land, it will be in the Thames. The Floating River Park is scheduled to being construction and to be completed in time for Games in 2012. The park will be half a mile long and nearly 40 feet wide at parts and will float from the Blackfriars Bridge down until the Tower of London. The design is by Gensler Architects want this space to contain everything and become a tourist destination in itself, as well as a pathway within the city of London.

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September 08, 2011

Living Wall

Our neighbors to the North, in Vancouver, Canada, have created the largest Living Wall in North America. The Semiahmoo Library Green Wall consists of more than 10,000 individual plants and covers ¬†3,000 square feet of the library’s street-side wall. The huge, mini-ecosystem invites nature closer to industrial areas with visitors like butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. It also helps purify the airs in the area, according to Patrick Poiraud, of Green over Grey- Living Walls and Designs.

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Posted by holdit 12:55pm in Architecture, Art, Creative Arts, Going Green, Outdoor Living, Plant Decor No Comments

September 07, 2011

Picnic Table

Here is a picnic table with a twist…. or more of a bend. This design by Michael Beitz is made from custom molds for the exact space they are needed in. The table seats up to 10 people and works perfectly in industrial spaces. Thanks Dezeen for this awesome piece.

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August 21, 2011

High Line

In NYC, an abandoned railway line is now a picturesque hang out for West Siders. Created by James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Piet Oudolf, the High Line park offers one and half miles of elevated public park. The beautiful stretch of green in the concrete city is a perfect escape from the busy city, with stunning views of much of the skyline.

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August 10, 2011

Miami Outdoor Sectional

There is still a few weeks left of summer, but here in San Diego, the sunshine will last much longer. Outdoor parties, living spaces and lounges are everywhere in America’s Finest City and when it comes to outdoor entertaining, offering the best of both Coasts is always key. So throw a little Miami flare into your outdoor living area with the Miami Outdoor Sectional by Nuevo. With ample room to seat many guests, and comfy Sunproof seating, the Miami allows you to enjoy the best of South Beach while looking at the Pacific Ocean.

Available at Hold It Contemporary Home.

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August 04, 2011

Hanging Gardens

Hanging potted plants is not at all a new idea in the design and gardening world. But thanks to 2Modern Blog, the idea of string gardens has re-inspired the idea. The whimsical look of the strings, and the raw vibe of the entire plant being exposed offers both a cheerful and natural look to any space. Though it might be a little messy to water…

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