Outdoor

Stone Forest Road Trip!

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With summer in full swing, there's no better time than now to take a road trip.  So buckle up, because Stone Forest is taking us on a virtual road trip to some of their favorite destinations nationwide. Better yet, they're stopping at places full of natural beauty- just like Stone Forest designs! The Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the[...]

2012 Green GOOD DESIGN Awards

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The Green GOOD DESIGN Awards are always an indicator of progress that the design industry makes towards sustainability; recognizing only those products expected to contribute to the development of a healthy society. Each year, hundreds of products are submitted but only a few dozen make the cut. We pared down the extensive list to share with you several of o[...]

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 [...]

Trend Watch: Small is Big in Home Design

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In the design world, bigger is not always better. After all, the smaller the space, the greater the innovation. Residential designers and architects in urban locations are no strangers to resolving the issue of compact lots and homes; but now small is becoming big due to the economic downturn. According to “20/20: IFDA’s Vision for the Future,” a new report [...]

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 [...]

Pre-Fabulous: The OfficePOD Blurs the Line Between “Work” & “Life”

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Let’s face it – the world of work is moving in an entirely new direction. In this day and age of at-home technologies and flex-time, more than ever employees don’t want to drive 20 miles to work, only to be stuck in a stuffy corporate office building for 9-plus hours a day. And don’t think that companies enjoy paying the exorbitant rents they do to ho[...]

Blossoming Architecture: Lotus Temple in New Delhi

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In Indian culture, the lotus flower carries deep significance on a symbolic level. Mentioned in Hindu scriptures and sacred to the Gods, indelible images of Brahma and Buddha seated on a lotus can be found everywhere. For centuries, the lotus has influenced Indian architecture; one only needs to glimpse at the Taj Mahal to realize its dome resembles[...]

Playboy Mansion: A Gothic-Tudor Classic

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There’s no arguing the fact that 10236 Charing Cross Road, in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles, is one of the most famous addresses in the world; it’s the location of the Playboy Mansion, made infamous by Hugh Hefner, his legendary celebrity parties, and his even more legendary penchant for beautiful women. The Playboy Mansion, designed in a Got[...]

Vazon Magnum Translucent Planters

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With summer upon us people will be taking advantage of the friendly climate to spend more time outdoors: hosting parties, dinners, and other social events. This means you will want to have plenty of light for your back yard or patio, lest people be standing around in the dark. At the same time, you won’t want to rack up a huge electric bill in the process. [...]
 

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