Outdoor. Tuesday , December 12th , 2017 - 15:24:46 PM
If you live in an area where it’s not practical to cultivate a lush, green lawn, you may be interested in creating a more drought-tolerant landscape by using native plants that don’t require much water. Xeriscaping is becoming increasingly popular, and even if you’re not looking to add large amounts of gravel to your yard, you can create an abundant look by grouping plants into clusters. After all, there’s power in numbers. Whether you saturate an area with a large number of the same plant or you introduce some variety by incorporating a couple of different types of native plants, you can get a modern look by planting greenery in rows or tidy groups. When “like” plants are placed together and more than one selection is involved, you can achieve eye-catching contrast. Or you can make a statement by including one different plant that stands out in the pack (scroll to the top of the post to see a lone blue agave plant take center stage in a sea of Mexican feather grass).
This viewing platform by Austrian architect Zamp Kelp, was created for the EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany. Curiously sited on the border of an old quarry, the platform juxtaposes a statuesque staircase made using quarry stone with a spectacular cantilevered glass and steel platform. Architectural studio Cooke Fawcett designed a 3.5-metre-wide and thirty-two-metre-long raised platform, that spans the width of a multistorey car park in Peckham, south-east London. Sited on the car park’s rooftop deck, the elevated steel and hardwood timber promenade was completed this year. Called the Peckham Observatory, it offers views across the London skyline as well as the capital’s much overlooked southern neighbourhoods.
With summer here, our focus shifts from life indoors to those dreamy evenings and fun weekends under the sun. This is the time of the year when the pool deck sees more traffic than the living room and your outdoor décor once again plays host to friends and family. Be it a simple gathering of family members after a long, hard day or a fun-filled party to which everyone from the neighborhood inevitably gravitates, having the right décor makes a big difference. Gone are the days when outdoor furniture was a shabby collection of items that you no longer use in your own living room. Modern outdoor décor is as comfortable as furniture used indoors, equally stylish, diverse in styles and is definitely a lot more durable than ever before. From brilliant recliners, daybeds and chaise lounges that help you get the right tan to dining tables, chairs and side tables, there is absolutely no shortage of options here. Today, we delve into 25 latest outdoor furniture finds from 8 different global brands that epitomize luxury, design innovation and chic panache –
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