Beijing architects MAD have designed the first of a series of proposed bubble-shaped additions to traditional hutongs in the city. The idea is to accommodate new options such as loos, or bathrooms. MORE: Check the full story on Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2009/09/14/hutong-bubble-32-by-mad/ Read More
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Do you still equate #gym/#homefitness with #fitness kits+#treadmills? New #homedesigns don’t. We love the magic of #innovation #outdoor — The Outdoor Stylist(@OutdoorStylist) May 24, 2013 Read More
Dear Readers, Friends and Followers, Our goal is to help advance designs for the outdoor space. If you follow us, you probably trust us. So …the request seems quite odd but we can confirm it is very serious! As the sun comes out, please participate in an experiment: take a pair of thick winter gloves, and go about your normal outdoor day using the outdoor shower, the outdoor lights, outdoor music kit or outdoor kitchen. Tweet us your key comments @outdoorstylist Thanks! Read More
#interiordesigners #gardendesigners Do you feel concerned by #collaborativeconsumption ? Its a huge opportunity and growing… More soon. — The Outdoor Stylist(@OutdoorStylist) May 24, 2013 Moving Forward: For a consultation on how this can impact your business and for induction sessions: Contact our Trend and Innovation team: email@example.com Read More
HOMEWORK: 4 those coming to Innovation seminar: put on your winter gloves+ try nagivate the BBQ.+Note the experience! theoutdoorstylist.com/featured-desig… — The Outdoor Stylist(@OutdoorStylist) June 1, 2013 ABOUT THE SEMINAR: Check here: http://theoutdoorstylist.com/featured-designs/the-innovations-and-trends-seminar-2013-sept-24th-1pm-landscape-show-uk/ Read More
#gardendesigners :do you feel you’ve a role+design opp’ in the ‘wellageing’debate? Major retailer in France thinks you do. Source: TOS Trend — The Outdoor Stylist(@OutdoorStylist) May 24, 2013 Moving Forward: For a consultation on how this can impact your business and for induction sessions: Contact our Trends and Innovation team: firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
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Outdoor accents can be added with ‘non outdoor specific’ fabrics and this opens up options as shown here. The collection by Black Edition is an example of the soft furnishings industry following current trends in fashion. More: The Orchis collection on www.romoblack.com Read More
In a recent post we shared a video showing best in class multi-functional designs. The reality behind these innovative options comes from a simple change. The brand changed the players involved in developing their furniture and so changed the solutions. New multi- functional furniture is taking off by leveraging the talents of mechanical engineers, hardware designers as well as talented furniture designers. The combo is a winning one. Our next workshop will discuss what mechanical... Read More
Next week we will take time to explore ‘Collaborative Consumption’. You may not yet know this term but just as you got to know about ‘ green’ and ‘eco’ issues, Collaborative Consumption will be part of your vocabulary soon. The session will focus on how the trend can be leveraged by Garden Designers. To explore the trend in depth, we recommend you take a few minutes and visit: http://collaborativeconsumption.com/ Read More
Despite the heavy snow Maison et Objet has announced a successful edition with 76 000 visitors, half of which were from abroad. The fair also confirms it is ‘going glo-cal’ with a new show to be held not in France but in Singapore. Read More
This week we will explore the rise of creative outdoor heating options including the increasing number of ‘next generation’ infra red designs. The costs and merits of the different available options will be discussed too. One example will be ‘Hotdoor’ by Antonio Di Chiano for Phormalab. (Take a minute to view the design on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8dHTGgPe3g). Our selection will include more creative solutions such as the ones... Read More
In this week’s workshop we will review available designs in the year’s hot color EMERALD and great ways to play the trend. In our image is a very affordable design by LA REDOUTE, a leading European online shop. Check out the Business week’s article about EMERALD: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-12-06/emerald-green-is-pantones-top-color-of-2013 Read More
Offering customized designs seems to be a key to staying ahead for brands in the outdoor market. This is true not only for furniture designs but also for pots and planters. On the demand side, leading interior designers, architects and garden designers will now be in a position to show the full extent of their skills by offering highly personalized sets to clients thanks to initiatives developed by brands such as Eternit. The brand has started offering customization possibilities... Read More
Alongside the outdoor shower and the mini -pool, people with little space are discovering the playful nature of shower pads.
The water in these devices springs from the ground up.
You can have a set of them to add a playful touch.
Available in a large variety of colors and finishes.
Ultra tall or regular, they all have in common a very edgy look.