Lacking in outdoor space, Toronto realtor Kara Reed’s condo was in need of a revamp. To give her a place to entertain, Terry Ryan of Cubic Yard Design helped turn her roof into a working backyard of her own—complete with an outdoor kitchen. Contemporary-rustic furniture, accents serving as pops of color, wood, and plenty of sprawling greenery make this rooftop a place of refuge. Photo via Style At Home.
Lacking in outdoor space, Toronto realtor Kara Reed’s condo was in need of a revamp. To give her a place to entertain, Terry Ryan of Cubic Yard Design helped turn her roof into a working backyard of her own—complete with an outdoor kitchen. Contemporary-rustic furniture, accents serving as pops of color, wood, and plenty of sprawling greenery make this rooftop a place of refuge. Photo via Style At Home.
"In this project, we got so much benefit out of this 'secret garden' for the master suite along with all of these environmental benefits that the residents were excited to embrace. It's one of the pieces we are happiest about," says architect Jonathan Feldman.
"In this project, we got so much benefit out of this 'secret garden' for the master suite along with all of these environmental benefits that the residents were excited to embrace. It's one of the pieces we are happiest about," says architect Jonathan Feldman.
Jon Ahrens of Madrone Landscaping, who layed out the plantings around the container, implemented a green roof on a drip watering system. The cantilevered overhang at rear is planted with cacti.
Jon Ahrens of Madrone Landscaping, who layed out the plantings around the container, implemented a green roof on a drip watering system. The cantilevered overhang at rear is planted with cacti.
Evoking both nature and the nurture of relaxation, this rooftop deck by Pulltab Design shows that roof gardens and entertaining spaces don’t have to be mutually exclusive. For this roof, Earth tones and wood are key components to achieving a spa-like atmosphere. Photo via Oliver Yaphe.
Evoking both nature and the nurture of relaxation, this rooftop deck by Pulltab Design shows that roof gardens and entertaining spaces don’t have to be mutually exclusive. For this roof, Earth tones and wood are key components to achieving a spa-like atmosphere. Photo via Oliver Yaphe.
Real estate developer Matt Blesso enlisted the help of Yale professors Joel Sanders and Diana Balmori to bring to life his vision of a rooftop garden despite being in the hustle and bustle of New York. Accented by modern décor, the rooftop becomes a clear reflection of the trendy cool of Manhattan. Photo via Inhabitat.
Real estate developer Matt Blesso enlisted the help of Yale professors Joel Sanders and Diana Balmori to bring to life his vision of a rooftop garden despite being in the hustle and bustle of New York. Accented by modern décor, the rooftop becomes a clear reflection of the trendy cool of Manhattan. Photo via Inhabitat.
Villa Bio is situated a little over an hour outside of Barcelona in Llers, a green, hilly, sun-bathed sprawl near Figueres (hometown of everyone’s favorite mustachioed surrealist, Salvador Dali). The hydroponic rooftop garden grows out of volcanic stones. The home is conceived as a giant C-shaped spiral.
Villa Bio is situated a little over an hour outside of Barcelona in Llers, a green, hilly, sun-bathed sprawl near Figueres (hometown of everyone’s favorite mustachioed surrealist, Salvador Dali). The hydroponic rooftop garden grows out of volcanic stones. The home is conceived as a giant C-shaped spiral.
Designed by Levitt Goodman Architects, the Euclid Avenue house in Toronto proves that a green roof can be integrated into any space, despite limited surface area. Photo via Contemporist.
Designed by Levitt Goodman Architects, the Euclid Avenue house in Toronto proves that a green roof can be integrated into any space, despite limited surface area. Photo via Contemporist.
Designer Jason Miller adorned the dinnerware (which also comes in dessert size) with a jewelry motif, adding a touch of class to your tabletop.
Designer Jason Miller adorned the dinnerware (which also comes in dessert size) with a jewelry motif, adding a touch of class to your tabletop.
This folklore-inspired rug is handmade in the style of Moroccan textiles and features three traditional techniques—embroidery, weaving, and decorative knotting. Proving that thrice is nice, this is a multi-faceted statement piece.
This folklore-inspired rug is handmade in the style of Moroccan textiles and features three traditional techniques—embroidery, weaving, and decorative knotting. Proving that thrice is nice, this is a multi-faceted statement piece.
To keep water at hand, Esque has handcrafted these charmingly off-kilter cup and pitcher sets. Ideal for a bedside table, desktop or dinner party; they're a bright choice for a perfect pour.
To keep water at hand, Esque has handcrafted these charmingly off-kilter cup and pitcher sets. Ideal for a bedside table, desktop or dinner party; they're a bright choice for a perfect pour.
You don't need electricity to brew great espresso. The Presso manual coffee maker lets you brew quality espresso using nothing but water, ground beans and (a little) brute strength. Energy efficient and completely recyclable, it’s the old-fashioned future of coffee.
You don't need electricity to brew great espresso. The Presso manual coffee maker lets you brew quality espresso using nothing but water, ground beans and (a little) brute strength. Energy efficient and completely recyclable, it’s the old-fashioned future of coffee.
A smaller version of a design classic, this lamp plays with contrasts: What looks like a cool block of ice heats up when the light is switched on. The Block Lamp has won numerous awards and is part of MoMA’s permanent collection.
A smaller version of a design classic, this lamp plays with contrasts: What looks like a cool block of ice heats up when the light is switched on. The Block Lamp has won numerous awards and is part of MoMA’s permanent collection.
Designed by world-renowned designer Jaime Hayon and inspired by the dynamic cultural influences of Turkey, London, and Islam, these copper grid vases are contemporary in design despite their rich and rustic colors. Use these to display fresh flowers, or let them stand out as eye-catching focal pieces.
Designed by world-renowned designer Jaime Hayon and inspired by the dynamic cultural influences of Turkey, London, and Islam, these copper grid vases are contemporary in design despite their rich and rustic colors. Use these to display fresh flowers, or let them stand out as eye-catching focal pieces.
Inspired by medieval armors, helmets, and fencing masks, these silver grid vases reflect the grandiose history of Britain and the story of its knights. Stylish and beautiful, these metallic vases can be used to hold your favorite kind of flowers or function as striking decorative pieces.
Inspired by medieval armors, helmets, and fencing masks, these silver grid vases reflect the grandiose history of Britain and the story of its knights. Stylish and beautiful, these metallic vases can be used to hold your favorite kind of flowers or function as striking decorative pieces.
Featuring white-on-white geometric patterns with gilded flourishes, this four-piece dinner set from artist and designer Alyson Fox brings playful style to your homemade meal. Make some noise with this dish set!
Featuring white-on-white geometric patterns with gilded flourishes, this four-piece dinner set from artist and designer Alyson Fox brings playful style to your homemade meal. Make some noise with this dish set!
A modern take on the traditional Hannukah light piece, this cast iron menorah by Josh Owen is simple, strong, and stunning. This product can be found here
A modern take on the traditional Hannukah light piece, this cast iron menorah by Josh Owen is simple, strong, and stunning. This product can be found here
This is the world's first designer energy-saving lightbulb—a sculptural piece so lovely, you’ll be reluctant to use a shade. Check out this product here.
This is the world's first designer energy-saving lightbulb—a sculptural piece so lovely, you’ll be reluctant to use a shade. Check out this product here.
This die-cut fabric pendant lamp has a structural, geometric presence and adds a bright, modern ambience to any room. The shape was inspired by the conceptual 1970s designs of the avant-garde architectural group Archigram.
This die-cut fabric pendant lamp has a structural, geometric presence and adds a bright, modern ambience to any room. The shape was inspired by the conceptual 1970s designs of the avant-garde architectural group Archigram.
Create your own “altered” space with this handcrafted tea light totem. The piece provides a quiet moment of warm contemplation wherever it’s displayed. We suggest grouping a cluster of these for a dramatic illuminated effect on a mantle or table.
Create your own “altered” space with this handcrafted tea light totem. The piece provides a quiet moment of warm contemplation wherever it’s displayed. We suggest grouping a cluster of these for a dramatic illuminated effect on a mantle or table.
We love this lamp for its brilliant design features, including an etched lens that gently diffuses the light of its LED bulbs for comfortable task work. A single wooden dowel and metal base combine to create a clean and simple modern style statement.
We love this lamp for its brilliant design features, including an etched lens that gently diffuses the light of its LED bulbs for comfortable task work. A single wooden dowel and metal base combine to create a clean and simple modern style statement.
A smaller version of a design classic, this lamp plays with contrasts: What looks like a cool block of ice heats up when the light is switched on. The Block Lamp has won numerous awards and is part of MoMA’s permanent collection. This lamp is sure to make any space instantly cool.
A smaller version of a design classic, this lamp plays with contrasts: What looks like a cool block of ice heats up when the light is switched on. The Block Lamp has won numerous awards and is part of MoMA’s permanent collection. This lamp is sure to make any space instantly cool.
Anglepoise has reissued this industrial favorite created in 1934 by factory engineer George Carwardine. Ideal for task lighting, the 1227 has long been considered a classic for its fine construction and easy adjustability. This utility lamp is also available in three other colors.
Anglepoise has reissued this industrial favorite created in 1934 by factory engineer George Carwardine. Ideal for task lighting, the 1227 has long been considered a classic for its fine construction and easy adjustability. This utility lamp is also available in three other colors.
Lightweight and powerful, the low-energy, high-output Channel series is the epitome of sleek modern styling. The floor lamp brings clean lines to any room and looks spectacular next to contemporary low-slung sofas and mid-century modern classics alike.
Lightweight and powerful, the low-energy, high-output Channel series is the epitome of sleek modern styling. The floor lamp brings clean lines to any room and looks spectacular next to contemporary low-slung sofas and mid-century modern classics alike.
With a slender body and easy-to-move rotating arm, the Pixo light from Pablo Designs is a stylish, multifunctional task lamp. Fashioned with modern design in mind, this sleek illuminator comes equipped with a convenient USB port to charge your mobile devices and boasts energy-efficient LED technology.
With a slender body and easy-to-move rotating arm, the Pixo light from Pablo Designs is a stylish, multifunctional task lamp. Fashioned with modern design in mind, this sleek illuminator comes equipped with a convenient USB port to charge your mobile devices and boasts energy-efficient LED technology.
Brian Schmitt slip-cast two pendant light silhouettes—slender and squat—in translucent porcelain. When turned on, each emits a warm glow. The fabric-wrapped cords come in three colors: nougat, teal and grey. Winner of 2012 Dwell on Design Award for Best Lighting.
Brian Schmitt slip-cast two pendant light silhouettes—slender and squat—in translucent porcelain. When turned on, each emits a warm glow. The fabric-wrapped cords come in three colors: nougat, teal and grey. Winner of 2012 Dwell on Design Award for Best Lighting.
The cord—usually the afterthought of any lamp—shines in this simple, clever lighting solution. Supported by a near-invisible clear frame, the orange cord offers shade, base, and power to this unexpected piece. You can find this minimalist fixture here.
The cord—usually the afterthought of any lamp—shines in this simple, clever lighting solution. Supported by a near-invisible clear frame, the orange cord offers shade, base, and power to this unexpected piece. You can find this minimalist fixture here.
Christopher Roy’s layered, made-to-order “Why Not Bespoke” line combines a European dose of industrial design whimsy—he is British, after all—with traditional forms like the Windsor chair. Invoking a modern-Americana flair, see more here.
Christopher Roy’s layered, made-to-order “Why Not Bespoke” line combines a European dose of industrial design whimsy—he is British, after all—with traditional forms like the Windsor chair. Invoking a modern-Americana flair, see more here.
With details reminiscent of an industrial photography light box, this fabulous piece will wow party guests, sits two adults comfortably, and can be dimmed for a wide array of lighting options. Light Bench 52 by Pablo Designs.
With details reminiscent of an industrial photography light box, this fabulous piece will wow party guests, sits two adults comfortably, and can be dimmed for a wide array of lighting options. Light Bench 52 by Pablo Designs.
Detroit-based designer Jack Craig heats and manipulates PVC water mains, giving the material new life as seating in an organic departure from the pipes’ “highly machined geometry." By Mondo Collection.
Detroit-based designer Jack Craig heats and manipulates PVC water mains, giving the material new life as seating in an organic departure from the pipes’ “highly machined geometry." By Mondo Collection.
This indoor-outdoor version of the iconic butterfly chair has a washable white canvas seat and frame made from laminated bamboo and aluminum for durability. Long Take chair by Snow Peak.
This indoor-outdoor version of the iconic butterfly chair has a washable white canvas seat and frame made from laminated bamboo and aluminum for durability. Long Take chair by Snow Peak.
The geometric Flux Chair can be swiftly folded into an envelope shape for storage and transport, and just as quickly popped open for use. FromFlux Furniture.
The geometric Flux Chair can be swiftly folded into an envelope shape for storage and transport, and just as quickly popped open for use. FromFlux Furniture.
This outdoor chair from designer Damian Velasquez is both striking and strikingly comfortable—you might not believe you're sitting on metal. The mesh design is sturdy, but has just enough give to conform to your body. The heat-dispersing, wind-resistant powder-coated stainless steel construction makes it a smart addition to your yard.
This outdoor chair from designer Damian Velasquez is both striking and strikingly comfortable—you might not believe you're sitting on metal. The mesh design is sturdy, but has just enough give to conform to your body. The heat-dispersing, wind-resistant powder-coated stainless steel construction makes it a smart addition to your yard.
Fashioned with mortise and tenon joints, and buttressed with recycled, powder-coated steel, this Milwaukee-made, sustainably sourced walnut stool is destined to become a modern classic. Poet Stool by Misewell.
Fashioned with mortise and tenon joints, and buttressed with recycled, powder-coated steel, this Milwaukee-made, sustainably sourced walnut stool is destined to become a modern classic. Poet Stool by Misewell.
Riffing on the pin impression toy in which a shape is transferred through rigid metal, this seat’s interlocking walnut blocks conform to your body thanks to foam padding underneath. Block Chair by Sitskie Design Studio.
Riffing on the pin impression toy in which a shape is transferred through rigid metal, this seat’s interlocking walnut blocks conform to your body thanks to foam padding underneath. Block Chair by Sitskie Design Studio.
The textured patchwork that tops the Mangas Pouffe by Patricia Urquiola was originally introduced as a rug. Organic-wool fibers are woven in a richly textured seat that blends artisan techniques with modern—and playful—functionality. This cozy cushion also comes in a color-accented version and both from Gandia Blasco.
The textured patchwork that tops the Mangas Pouffe by Patricia Urquiola was originally introduced as a rug. Organic-wool fibers are woven in a richly textured seat that blends artisan techniques with modern—and playful—functionality. This cozy cushion also comes in a color-accented version and both from Gandia Blasco.
Designed to tuck neatly into the seat of the Flux chair, the Flux cushion provides an extra layer of comfort and customizability to this remarkable seating. This cushion and its counterpart are both from Flux Furniture.
Designed to tuck neatly into the seat of the Flux chair, the Flux cushion provides an extra layer of comfort and customizability to this remarkable seating. This cushion and its counterpart are both from Flux Furniture.

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