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  1. Landscape Design for All Climates
    Outdoor

    Landscape Design for All Climates

    Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their regions.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.18.14

  2. 13 Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials
    Product Reviews

    13 Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials

    Pro tip: For a colorful or light industrial feel, powder-coated metal is your best friend when it comes to outdoor furniture. When going the wood route, opt for teak, which oxidizes naturally.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.18.14

  3. Bocce

    Bocce

    Bocce, a lawn game whose lineage can be traced to the Roman Empire, is modernized with this hand-painted set by a Brooklyn studio.

    $320.00

  4. Aram High Table

    Aram High Table

    The minimalist designer’s series for the Spanish outdoor company incorporates an Indian style of weaving wire around a metal frame.

    $855.00

  5. Dansk Coffee Table

    Dansk Coffee Table

    A Danish designer who learned the ropes working in his father’s furniture factory brings a sleek Scandinavian touch to a line of outdoor pieces.

    $1545.00

  6. Sandur Chair

    Sandur Chair

    An ergonomic armchair with a woven structure that references both undulating sand dunes and the children’s game cat’s cradle.

    $1330.00

  7. Urth Fire Pit

    Urth Fire Pit

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

    $1690.00

  8. Sous Mon Arbre Lamp

    Sous Mon Arbre Lamp

    The ash-and-lacquered-aluminum light sports a rustproof steel hook that can be hung from a tree branch.

    $665.00

  9. Dish's Island Sun Lounger

    Dish's Island Sun Lounger

    Named for a character in Robert Altman’s film MASH, this weather-resistant lounge chair is sized to fit smaller urban spaces.

    $2430.00

  10. 12 Outdoor Furnishings for Spring
    Product Reviews

    12 Outdoor Furnishings for Spring

    Cozy up to nature with an all-encompassing look at terrestrial life from Dwell's April 2014 issue. Deck out a backyard with durable furniture; arrange an alfresco dining spot; or take to the yard...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.17.14

  11. 4 Heavy-Duty Fabrics for Indoor-Outdoor Use
    Product Reviews

    4 Heavy-Duty Fabrics for Indoor-Outdoor Use

    Unyielding in the face of weather and backsides, the latest outdoor fabrics are as durable as they are eye-popping—in fact, each of these qualifies as heavy-duty in Martindale or Wyzenbeek abrasion...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.17.14

  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. Edge Stackable Chair

    Edge Stackable Chair

    More complex than it seems at first glance, each of Novague’s origami-inspired aluminum chairs requires eight hours of fabrication.

    $629.00

  14. Canasta '13 Sofa

    Canasta '13 Sofa

    Urquiola’s best-selling Canasta series gets an update with a new interlaced polyethylene frame and expanded colorways.

    $7849.00

  15. Pic-Nic Beach Towel

    Pic-Nic Beach Towel

    The Italian designer’s second collaboration with the American retailer yields over 100 summer-ready pieces, like these graphic towels. 

    $40.00

  16. 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

  17. A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place
    House Tours

    A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place

    An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate the greenery of its Northwestern site.

    photos by: Iwan Baan
    03.12.14

  18. Tiny Vacation Shelters in the French Countryside
    Outdoor

    Tiny Vacation Shelters in the French Countryside

    La Nuage, a system of waystations in Bourdeaux, France, lets hikers live in the cloud.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.12.14

  19. 8 Essential Landscape Design and Gardening Books
    Books

    8 Essential Landscape Design and Gardening Books

    We combed the latest publishing catalogs for a selection of tomes that illuminate all things green, from macro (land art) to micro (indoor planters).

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.11.14

  20. Japanese-Inspired Landscape Design in San Francisco
    Outdoor

    Japanese-Inspired Landscape Design in San Francisco

    For her largest commission to date, a young San Francisco architect channels Tadao Ando to create an outdoor room for a couple in the Berkeley Hills.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    03.05.14

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