Here's a low cost DIY lighting solution for some mood lighting using a gutted out foam cube, LED lighting and solar panel pulled from one of those cheap solar path lights available nearly anywhere these days. Throw in a cutoff circuit and a power supply and the the results are a soft, diffused mood light rechargeable during the day...
Summers are chock-full of backyard parties, and we're always looking into ambient lighting options to set the mood for these warm weather festivities. Energizer's Edge collection of lights includes an Accent Light that is incredibly simple and runs on LEDs that never need replacing.
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.
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.
I love a party as much as the next person, but I also tend to be frugal and have a real aversion to waste. Put these things together, and it means that my parties never have a discernible theme because the decorations always feel too occasion-specific. But it's fun to have themes, so in the spirit of appeasing both my festive and more practical side, I've compiled a list of red, white, and blue party items that will still be useful after the 4th.
We welcome the warm weather by spending more of our time outdoors — and this includes having friends over for dinner or parties. Backyards, rooftops and balconies come in handy in order to host an outdoor soiree, and we've begun planning some of our own. We started out party planning research first by looking for some outdoor friendly, affordable lights. Here's what we found.
The current issue of the online gardening and outdoor mag Leaf features this budget minded garden in London that is chock full of good ideas. I thought it would be fun to deconstruct, so you might also be able to 'get the look'.
Looking for some energy efficient lights to dress up your backyard this summer? Below are 5 you can buy, and 5 to DIY if you want to update a string of LED lights you already have or make a solar lantern of your own:
Name:The Oasis Clubhouse Location: Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires, Argentina Size: 5000 square feet Years: Almost 1 year
When I got the invitation to check out one of the most exclusive private clubs in Buenos Aires, I was more than excited. When I walked up to the unassuming door and rang the bell, I was a little confused. But once inside, the nondescript entry leads into a small foyer which opens up to an inviting living area which unfurls into a lush, vibrant backyard bar and pool.