If all those steel fire pits at the local home improvement store aren't your thing, try making your own gas flame pit. This modern design is sleek, sturdy, weatherproof, and takes just a few hours of craftiness with a concrete mold.
I've never had the nerve to get a tattoo, though lately I have been thinking my prudish fear should be replaced with a "why the heck not" attitude. Especially when I see some of those extraordinarily beautiful and artisitic tats on Pinterest. And if I add in the thinking behind extInked — which ties tattoo artistry in with saving endangered plants....well, I might soon get the urge to head to the parlor.
Earlier this month, I gave you a peek inside a backyard in Brooklyn, courtesy of the folks over at Lonny magazine. It was over-the-top bohemian — a very stylish look, but the majority of readers agreed that this laid-back, eclectic style was anything but practical. This time around, I thought I'd delve into our archives to show you outdoor spaces emanating a slightly bohemian vibe that are a bit more realistic and attainable.
I live in Houston, Texas, otherwise known as the Mosquito Capital of the World. Those little buggers are everywhere. Sometimes they're not even deterred by bug spray. So what exactly are you supposed to do? Stop breathing, suggests this helpful article from The Atlantic. (Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale.) But it also includes a link to a New York Times story with some more, er, practical advice. You may be surprised to learn that the #1 mosquito deterrent doesn't involve any chemicals at all — and it's something you probably have at home already.
Name: Elsie Location: Highland Park, Los Angeles, California
When they moved into their home in 2009, Elsie and Sergio's backyard was essentially a "weed-filled, sloping dirt lot." Because they were working with a tight budget, the project was slow-going but, thanks to a few lucky thrift store scores, it finally came together into a room-like outdoor space, perfect for entertaining.
Anne's parents wanted to create a special tree house for their grandchildren while staying true to the style of their late 1930's Modern/Prairie-style house. They found the perfect spot, but wanted to build something that wasn't attached to the tree.
We have been building a rammed earth garden shed for over a year now, squeezed in between work schedules, parenting, and keeping up with the general (less exciting) projects of homeownership. Last weekend we finally put a door on it, which was made by my husband of salvaged cedar. We wanted something green, but didn't want to give up the natural woodgrain of the salvaged boards:
A particularly temperate summer week has gotten me itching to be outside instead of stuck here inside behind an office desk with only a tiny window view. Bringing work outdoors at the first warm breeze might seem like a great idea, but in reality staying comfortable and equipped for actual work requires planning. Here are several tips and products to help make a workday outside as productive as it is refreshing...
When setting up home, there is no quicker way to
infuse a bit of life into a space than by bringing in some plants. While
houseplants are usually relatively cheap, the planters themselves can easily add
up to some pretty big bucks. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some affordable options for indoor planters that don’t sacrifice style. Check below the jump for these and 5 more affordable options.