This is a wonderfully ambitious summer project for those of you with a little time on your hands, from Los Angeles "maker" John Gleeson Connolly. Comment below if you'd like to see a more detailed how-to!
With the recent heat wave that stretched across the nation, we'd be excused for thinking we live in the desert when we're actually plunked in the middle of the city. All this desert weather has us turning an eye toward lovely terracotta accessories for the home. From trendy side tables to a cute little pig grill, check out these 10 terracotta finds from around the web.
Location: Kansas City, Missouri & Online
Specialty: Handmade, heirloom quality modern furniture
Price Range: ($$$) High-End
We've no sooner put together our list of favorite American furniture makers and now we're already seeing folks to add to next year's list. Like Edwin Blue, for instance. The craftspeople at Edwin Blue create modern heirloom-quality furniture in a century-old stable in Kansas City.
Friends for over 20 years, Mary Gray and Annette Goliti Gutierrez both wanted to start a business together. With a deep love of design and a history in the film industry, they took a great leap of faith in opening a garden store. With absolutely no retail experience whatsoever but a great deal of enthusiasm and ideas they decided to open Potted.
From sea to shining sea and every limpid pool in between - blue represents peace and calm to me. Deep indigo, nautical navy, electrifying cobalt, cool cerulean, tantalizing turquoise and the most subtle of sky - each imbued with a wonderful wistfulness, the promise of refreshment, of longing and delight.
Of the many Before and Afters we have featured, this one may take the prize for the biggest blindside, meaning when you click through, you will in no way have figured out what was coming and the 'After' photo just may knock you flat. While you can sometimes predict how a thrift store dresser or end table will be saved and transformed, just try it with this box spring. You'll be wrong. Trust us. Just go look.
The sun is getting intense and shady refuge is a necessity if you are going to fully enjoy your time in the garden. There are many options for shade (a tree, a building, a pergola) but if you desire instantaneous shade that you can erect anywhere, it is an umbrella that you need. Here are 10 great High/Low options.
There's something very fitting about using reclaimed wood furniture in an outdoor setting. Maybe it's the natural beauty of the wood, or the idea that it comes from cast-off scraps, from bits of trees and old wood considered useless, even garbage. Yet when re-worked by the hands of an artisan, these wood scraps become shining examples of how nothing in nature is useless, and everything has beauty.