For that person on your list who would rather be out skiing a black diamond or winter camping then spending time stuck indoors this holiday season, check out this list of great gifts for the adventuring spirit.
I've seen these clever little dinosaur planters around the blogosphere for a few months now, and I had assumed that they were are DIY project (and I suspect that with a little effort they could be). But then I discovered Shelterblack and their cleverly styled garden products.
As we learned last month in a quick history of the garden stool, these handy and often colorful little seats have been used in China for at least 1,000 years. We see garden stools in a lot of today's homes, too. They're great to tuck under a table for emergency seating and they can stand in as a makeshift side table as well. Plus, as their name would suggest, they can be used outdoors.
Were you a little jealous when you read about the Siegels' Versailles-inspired home? Well, if you have chickens, the Versailles lifestyle can be yours (and theirs)! Retailer Neiman Marcus is now offering the Beau Coop, a Petit Trianon for your chickens, all for $100,000.
With our summer vacations behind us, it's the perfect time to start planning for a fall getaway and Wes Anderson's latest flick has me jonesing for a sleeping bag adventure! Whether it's the Appalachian Trail or Big Sur (or heck, even a staycation in your backyard!), I've compiled a few camping necessities to motivate you to spend a weekend styling under the stars. Hopefully Suzy and Sam will approve!
Football season is fast approaching, and with it comes the beloved tradition of tailgating. Coolers, folding chairs and grills pop up in parking lots across the country as fans get in a little pre-game party before the action. While your favorite athletes, be they professionals or pee-wees, are sweating through two-a-day practices, you can be doing some work on a custom grill that will cost you next to nothing but will surely earn you a few fans of your own.
Last weekend I had the luxury of a trip up to a friend's lakeside cottage for some sun and relaxation. Sitting on the dock in the sun all day was great, and also a perfect oportunity to try out Goal Zero's Nomad 7 solar panel USB charger to see if I could keep powered up while away from an outlet.
As summer starts to draw to a close and evening temperatures begin to drop, a fire pit can help warm up a patio and extend the number of nights spent under a canopy of stars. Fire pits come in all shapes and sizes, from big units for large backyards to little tabletop models for small patios. Check out our list of this year's best fire pits and prepare to light up the night.
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!