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POD Aluminium Planters

These planters have a great look with a not-so-bad price. You can opt for the stand or not, it’s up to you. Choose from orange, red, yellow, white, sea green, or brown.

Each planter is hand spun from aluminum and powder coated–making them durable for outdoors. The steel stands are fitted with rubber, shock-absorbing pads at both ends to protect the planter and floor surface–making them ideal for indoors. Two planter styles, two stand heights and six color options yield countless configurations to customize a single planter or grouping according to your site.

Planter 16″ dia x 10″ h, Low stand 15″ t, High Stand 22″ t
Made in Los Angeles.

$48.00-$158.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00-$158.00
Availability: Buy POD Aluminium Planters here

Polycarbonate Glasses by Italesse

As the summer sun heats up, make sure you’re ready for those out-of-doors drinks with these polycarbonate (i.e. unbreakable) glasses.

technio-shaped stemmed glasses suitable for sparkling or still wines. the newest in polycarbonate injection technology enabled us to shorten the stem and make them ideal also for serving long drinks and cocktails too. unbreakable and perfect for poolside, boats, bbq’s on the deck, or that guest who tends to break your nice crystal stemware.

prive beach flute, set of 4, $34.00
prive grand cru beach flute, set of 2, $34.00
vertical beach party glasses, set of 2, $30.00
vertical beach glasses, set of 2, $34.00

Buy it here.

(If these are a bit pricey, check out the polycarbonate glasses at Target…they’re a bit more affordable.)

Stainless Steel Notebook Grill

Hopefully you are enjoying your Memorial Day, perhaps with a picnic or cook-out? You might remember the black notebook grill, but the new stainless steel version is quite a looker.

The super-slim, portable charcoal grill that A+R pals made an overnight phenomenon last summer is now available in a stainless steel finish and with a larger cooking surface. Cook, say, six burgers instead of 4. There’s a 250-square-inch cooking surface on a stainless steel grate. Like its black counterpart, this new version is lightweight, weighing in at less than 9 lbs. The cut-out handles make it a cinch to carry, and the stainless steel surface has a waterproof finish. As a cooker or a gift, it’s a hit at any party.

Size (folded): 21″ w x 19″ h x 1″ d
Size (assembled): 21″ w x 19″ h x 15″ d

$68.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $68.00
Availability: Buy Stainless Steel Notebook Grill here


Quick, before looking, which one do you think is more expensive? Now, did you expect that much of a price difference?

Haseform Hanging Bird Feeder, $40.00, Buy it here.
Eva Solo Bird Table, $205.00, Buy it here.

More information:

View Birdfeeders here

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Luncheon on the grass (picnic blanket)

Dine upon one of Edouard Manet’s most scandalous works. To learn more about the painting, go here.

Picnic blanket/tablecloth
100% cotton
Size : 150x200cm

€180.00 or $226.80, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: &euro180.00
Availability: Buy Luncheon on the grass (picnic blanket) here

MIO at Target

That’s right, it’s Earth Day today, so, as a nod to our little planet, I’ve compiled some of MIO’s products available at Target. The following three posts are eco-friendly as well.

MIO Herb Garden Grow Kit – Set of 2: $19.98 Buy it here.

MIO 3-pc. Bamboo Handle Gardening Tool Set: $20.97, Buy it here.

MIO Watering Can: $24.99, Buy it here.

MIO Composter: $99.99, Buy it here.

MIO Solar Path Light – Set of 2: $29.99, Buy it here.

(* MIO was founded by the Salm brothers (Isaac, the numbers guy and Jaime, the design guy) with the objective of combining business rigor with environmentally and socially progressive design. -MIO)

More information:

View MIO at Target here

Soji Modern Lantern

These lovely lanterns are solar powered, so you’ll not have to worry about electricity or wires when having your outdoor soirees.

Already Included: 9″ Lantern with built-in solar panel, AAA Rechargeable Battery, Wire frame supports,
Stainless steel hanging handle

$39.99, Buy it here.

(thanks Jamey!)

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.99
Availability: Buy Soji Modern Lantern here

Folding Bird House

Technically this would be a bird feeder, right? Either way, it sure looks good.

This contemporary bird feeder comes flat-packed and easily folds upright. Includes a wooden perch and a metal string for hanging. Made of white-painted steel. Hand-wash only.

Designers: Jesper Moller Hansen,
Dorthe Weis, 2007
Size: Assembled: 7h x 10w x 7.75″d

$50.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Folding Bird House here

Luau Portable Lamp

If you’re planning on spending any time lounging around outdoors this summer, you might want to consider these portable indoor/outdoor lamps (plus, right now you can get two for the price of one).

The Luau Portable Lamp (2006) makes standard table lamps look so, well, stationary. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, Luau is a lighting solution that delivers dimmable light without being tethered to an electrical socket. When Luau is lifted from its base, the lamp automatically lights and the glow lasts for six to 10 hours. Increase or decrease the amount of light by spinning the lamp with the bottom against your palm. At its brightest setting, Luau delivers warm ambient light, and can be placed on a surface or hung from a hook or tree branch on its stainless steel handle.

H 15″ Diameter 8.5″

Buy 1, get one free. (Valid Apr 7, 2009, until quantities last)
$198.00, at DWR

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Price: $189.99
Availability: Buy Luau Portable Lamp here

Audubon Soda Bottle Bird Feeder

Such smarts! What other things can you make from a plastic soda bottle? A ton of things apparently. Here are some links: DIY soda bottle bird feeder, self-watering plant container, hanging planter (like the grow-your-tomatoes-upside-down thingy), and a bunch of other stuff.

H 3.5″ W 5.5″ D 1.25″
Zinc alloy.

Available 5/1/2009
$15.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Audubon Soda Bottle Bird Feeder here

Solar-operated Lighting at IKEA

What a nice surprise, IKEA is now offering solar-operated lighting.

a few from the collection:
Solar-operated post, $9.99, Buy it here.
Solar cell light chain, 5 uplights, $14.99, Buy it here.
Solar cell lighting chain, 8 globes, $19.99, Buy it here.
Solar-operated lighting (assorted colors), $19.99, Buy it here.

[posted by katie]

Raised Garden Box Kit

I second the opinion that this is a great kit, and simplifies creating a raised garden bed considerably… however, you do have to source your own lumber, so it would be nice if the price was a bit lower.

Kit allows for gardens of variable sizes and lengths.

Included: 4 corner brackets, 2 middle brackets, 40 stainless steel screws, 8 (SR) Garden ID tags,
Grease pencil, Instruction Guide

Update: Scout Regalia has lowered the price. 03/23/09.
$120.00 $85.00 (+ shipping)

Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Availability: Buy Raised Garden Box Kit here

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Solar Birdhouse

This birdhouse absorbs sunlight throughout the day so that at night it can be a very visible landing pad for your feathered friends.

Description: Solar Birdhouse, Meranti wood
Dimensions: 18 x 9 x 9 cm / 7.1 x 3.5 x 3.5 inch
Design by: Studio OOOMS

€ 70.00, Buy it here.

or $105.00, Buy it here.

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Price: &euro70.00
Availability: Buy Solar Birdhouse here


Check out this modular lattice wall: it can be mounted indoors or out and can expand as needed. The only catch is that it hasn’t been manufactured yet (I know, sorry) and will need a minimum amount of people to fund the project in order for it to become reality. So, if you’re interested, take a look at their site.

Borne out of the limitations of traditional wood slat lattice too large for downtown condominiums and apartments, Cellule is snapped together to allow climbing plants to grow in any complex urban space. At 183mm x 183mm (7.20” x 7.20”), it can quickly cover wall surfaces but is small enough to fit most environments and obstacles. Each module has mounting features for cable ties to attach to railings and a generous hole for screwing into wood, drywall, siding, brick, or concrete. Made from UV stabilized polypropylene, Cellule can be used indoors or outdoors and is fully recyclable.

sold in sets of 9 modules and caps. Mounting hardware is not included.

$36.15 CAD, Buy it here.

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Price: $36.15
Availability: Buy Cellule here


This is quite possibly the coolest birdhouse ever.

Inspired by the geodesic dome popularized by architect Buckminster Fuller. Its rounded shape makes an ideal nesting place for wrens, finches, swallows, warblers, and other small birds. An easy access door allows for simple cleaning so you can freshen the house at the start of each season.

Designer: Kelly Lamb
Material: Ceramic
Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 8 inches

$95.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $95.00
Availability: Buy Geo-Birdhouse here