Posts Tagged ‘Outdoor’
Outdoor furniture comes in a wide range of styles, sizes and materials. From formal outdoor furniture made of metal or wrought iron, to wicker tables and chairs to hammocks that sway to and fro, there is no shortage to the options available. When you are considering entertaining outdoors, think about how your furniture is arranged on the patio. By grouping certain pieces together you can create a few different zones that will encourage conversations and fun.
Large Conversation Zone
One of the most important zones or areas on the patio is the large group conversation area. It usually consists of two or more multi-seat pieces of furniture. On a patio, that could mean a pair of two-person gliders or love seats facing one another. A comfortable chair at either end of the love seats would also be a great addition. Include a small, narrow table in the center, or a footrest that doubles as extra seating. The goal is to create a space where multiple people can gather, share conversation and enjoy the company of a large group. Depending on your entertaining style, this might be the largest zone on your patio.
Vibia, the Spanish company, known for its contemporary, comes with unusual and off-the-wall outdoor lighting design ideas, transforming lighting into an art form with its sculptural and striking pieces. Why bother maintaining a meticulously manicured garden if you don’t have the lighting to show it off? This stunning setting illuminates landscape and pathways with the Tree 4000 outdoor lighting collection, a design by Pete Sans that resembles delicately drop-shaped conifers. Available in brown and white-lacquer finishes, these polyurethane lights contain compact fluorescent bulbs to cast a gentle glow on your outdoors. Turn your yard into a whimsical wonderland. For more outdoor lighting design ideas, visit Vibia.
The Phoenix collection of outdoor furniture by Belgian furniture company Manutti brings exquisite shapes, designs and style to any outdoor area. The weave is very simple making it sure to work in almost any outdoor decorative setting. Cushions are available in an array of colors to complete the outdoor look to match your home. You can see more from the Manutti website: HERE.
Digital photo editing makes all kinds of images possible – but Julia Fullerton-Batten did not need edit her photos in creating these incredibly strange suburban and city scenes featuring models spectacularly out of scale with their surroundings, giants in the streets.
Inspired in part by the encounters of the photographer with miniature model built environments, these photographs capture everything from surreal moments to daily-life scenes. The subjects only seem out of place due to the sheer differences in size between the people and the tiny houses, roads and other ordinary natural and man-made objects around them.
While some of the subjects and scenes are intentionally extremely ordinary – such as a girl picking up a daily milk bottle or a woman fixing the heal of her shoe – others are extraordinary, depicting dangerous situations and disasters from bicycle and train accidents to trips and falls that, once again, seem strangely out of scale with their causes.