Gardens

First Day of Summer

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The first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere falls on June 20th or 21st, the longest day of the year. But that’s just a technical date. For many, the first day of summer is all about a feeling: that seasonal and instinctual shift when we’re inspired to do things like swim day-in day-out, head to the cabin, go camping and generally spend copious amounts[...]

Let There Be Fire!: Styleture’s Five Favorite Outdoor Fire Tables

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When man discovered the controlled use of fire during the Early Stone Age, roughly 790,000 years ago, he never could have imagined that the future of controlled fire was going to be so darn beautiful. Modern outdoor fire tables, designed to be an eye-catching focal point, create warmth and entice social gathering in the yard, are a decidedly hot trend [...]

Bamboo for the Bath: Eco-Chic Material Gaining Popularity

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Bamboo is making quite a name for itself as an eco-chic material used in the contemporary bath environments of discerning homeowners. Bamboo’s environmental benefits stem from the fact that it can grow and spread quickly without the need for much water or care. A bamboo grove can release 35 percent more oxygen into the air than a similar-sized lot of [...]

Mid-Century Marvel: Shia LaBeouf’s Sherman Oaks Bachelor Pad

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Success is not easy to come by in Hollywood; millions of hopefuls try, but only a fraction of a fraction actually succeed. There is no doubt that Shia LaBeouf, 25, star of hit films such as “Transformers”, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, “Eagle Eye” and “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps”, is breathing in that rarefied air of su[...]

Mid-Century Marvel: Shia LaBeouf’s Sherman Oaks Bachelor Pad

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Success is not easy to come by in Hollywood; millions of hopefuls try, but only a fraction of a fraction actually succeed. There is no doubt that Shia LaBeouf, 25, star of hit films such as “Transformers”, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, “Eagle Eye” and “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps”, is breathing in that rarefied air of su[...]

What to Look For at Greenbuild 2010

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The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo-- taking place November 16-19, 2010--is the world’s largest expo dedicated to green building. Each year thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together for a  few days to take part in networking events, green building tours, educational sessions, listen to renowned speakers and to se[...]

Elements Of The Old World Garden

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Antique columns and urns, wrought iron railings, topiaries and finials are just a few of the pieces that lend age to a new garden. However, to really complete the look – every traditional English garden, Spanish courtyard and French Villa needs a fountain as its focal point. Stone Forest’s Old World Collection features several vintage-style fountains whic[...]

Beautiful Stone Outdoor Benches

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An indispensable element for enjoying the garden on a particularly splendid day, the garden bench has been given an extra dose of style. Now in an array of different designs and intriguing natural materials like basalt, travertine and even sustainable hardwood – a good bench can transform any area from drab to fab. Here are a few benches from boutique d[...]

New Wabi Oil Lamps - Affordable Outdoor Decor

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The new Wabi Oil Lamps by Stone Forest are very stylish outdoor lamps, and they won't break the bank! At $59 each, these solid granite lamps feature a removable top and hollow interior for oil. These oil lamps are perfect for around the pool, patio, pond or waterfall, or even strategically placed around your home. Click the image to see a larger version. St[...]
 

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