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  1. Supplant Your Lawn
    A Great Idea

    Supplant Your Lawn

    It’s both water-wise and 
wallet-wise to consider alternatives to a grassy lawn. As 
more homeowners reach this conclusion, inventive designers are finding new ways to achieve beautiful,...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    02.21.10

  2. Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
    House Tours

    Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California

    Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of space for an extended family to relax.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: John Linden
    04.02.14

  3. Swell Seating Collection

    Swell Seating Collection

    Not only made in America, the Swell Seating Collection and its pieces are nearly all made in Pennsylvania. The specialized sewing necessary to produce the slings that make up the seats is done at...

  4. Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings
    Outdoor

    Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings

    A quintessential backyard element, the swing adds levity to outdoor spaces. These seven pieces give new perspective to their homes whether hung from a tree, on a porch, and even inside.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.20.14

  5. Table Grill

    Table Grill

    Dimentions: 6.3" H x 12" dia. Weight: 9.9 pounds Pros White walls and wood accents—what more could a modernist desire? The only grill in our roundup designed for tabletop use, it f...

    $360.00

  6. Teak Furniture We Love
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    Teak Furniture We Love

    Teak, a tropical wood known for its durability and resilience, was first used for shipbuilding. Since then, it has been used in everything from outdoor furniture to salt shakers. Here are just a...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.07.13

  7. TerraTrellis Modern Trellises
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    TerraTrellis Modern Trellises

    Though it may be a little late to start planting, it's the perfect time to add items to your next year's gardening wishlist. Designer Jennifer Asher recently launched TerraTrellis, combining form...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.15.11

  8. The People's Park
    Design 101

    The People's Park

    An amorphous profession, landscape architecture embraces everything from civic plazas, highways, and landfill reclamations to the front lawn. Here we profile two practitioners, Walter Hood and...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

  9. THOMAS KAY AXE

    THOMAS KAY AXE

    The best-made and most stylish axe we could imagine, the Thomas Kay Axe is created by Best Made Company of perfectly weighted high-carbon US steel with an Appalachian hickory handle and includes a...

  10. THOMAS KAY CAMP STOOL

    THOMAS KAY CAMP STOOL

    A classic essential for camp, picnic or backyard fire-pit this stool is expertly crafted in Oregon with hardwood ash legs and a seat of jacquard fabric, woven in Pendleton's American mills. 

  11. Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings
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    Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings

    Who doesn't fantasize about a small place of one's own—a retreat, an escape, a house built for one? Here, five small modern outbuildings that don't skimp on design—and offer a chance to be alone,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.02.13

  12. Towels

    Towels

    Cheery, textured textiles for the beach or poolside designed by the impresarios of pastel, Dutch design duo Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings.

    $80.00

  13. Travira Armchair

    Travira Armchair

    This one weathers sun and storm with graceful pride. Its teak slats will fade silvery gray to match its powder-coated-aluminum frame.  

    $460.00

  14. Uovo Outdoor Lamp

    Uovo Outdoor Lamp

    This outdoor lamp by Archivio Storico for FontanaArte brings new meaning to hiding eggs in the backyard. It's like Easter for adults—only these glowing orbs won't be hard to find and there is most...

    $1018.00

  15. Urban Picnic Box

    Urban Picnic Box

    Don't just dispose of this alfresco fine-dining set—Boxsal offers a completely compostable spread.

    $25.00

  16. Urth Fire Pit

    Urth Fire Pit

    Bioethanol fuel—a semi-renewable resource made from common crops—powers this backyard heat source.

    $1690.00

  17. Uto

    Uto

    60 watts / Incandescent or fluorescent

    $500.00

  18. Vintage Lighting String

    Vintage Lighting String

    Just because the sun sets doesn't mean the party has to end. Create the perfect ambiance with these vintage light strings from Restoration Hardware. 

    $179.00

  19. Vogeli Bird Feeder

    Vogeli Bird Feeder

    The Saarinen-esque swoop of this feeder’s roofline suggests machine tooling, but every copper unit is made by hand in Virginia.

    $78.00

  20. Wall Hanging Cubes

    Wall Hanging Cubes

    These hanging stoneware vases are made by Christina Nickerson of Olmay Home, a company dedicated to supporting local artisans and craftsmen. The vessels have homespun sensibility about them that we...

    $199.00

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