Tag Archives: outdoor living

bella by gloster: sophisticated outdoor furniture

teak chair by Gloster

Outdoor furniture has changed a lot since the days of plastic chords around metal frames and crunchy, over treated canvas upholstery.  You just need to take a look at Bella, the marvelous suite of furniture designed by Carsten Astheimer for … Continue reading

china’s hawaii: sanya on hainan island


Across Vietnam’s Halong Bay and south of mainland China lies a small piece of paradise now being called “China’s Hawaii” – the tropical enclave of Sanya on Hainan Island that boasts of having year-long summers and some of the cleanest … Continue reading

one remarkable ocean-front trophy home in new york

1100 Architect is the New York and Frankfurt based architectural firm of creative minds David Piscuskas and Juergen Riehm. Celebrating 30 years of breathtaking modern architectural designs this year, this awesome duo has done work for institutional clients as diverse … Continue reading

furniture by genius designer Thomas Heatherwick, the brains behind the 2012 Olympic cauldron

It seems there is nothing British design wonderboy Thomas Heatherwick cannot do. While his large-scale commissions are out-of-pocket to most private individuals, his “smaller” designs are slightly more accessible and equally imaginative, radical and stellar. The Spun chair, which reminds … Continue reading

Tell grandma you’re not catching a chill with these outdoor heaters

The good people at Kindle Living are giving us the excuse to dine and entertain al fresco in any weather this winter with their delightful and chic line of outdoor heaters.   Banish the thought of sitting under a heat … Continue reading

living in a bubble – disconnecting 21st century style

Recently, I came across this invention by Swiss design studio Micasa Lab called the Cocoon1, self-described as a piece of “furniture you can live in – sleep, cook, relax, play or just shelter”.  Frankly, I don’t know what to think, … Continue reading

modern style for al fresco living – the shady Oasis Gazebo

The Oasis Gazebo is a perfect touch of luxury to any outdoor space where additional construction is just out of the question.  As an interior designer, I’m constantly trying to extend, reinvent or come up with more space for my … Continue reading