Outdoor Accessories

Chilewich Shag Mats

You can’t beat this rug. Or rather, you can (ha ha), but it’s just as easy to hose it off with the garden tap. Not a bad price for a good-looking mat that can go inside or out…

“Indoor/Outdoor all-weather mats designed by Sandy Chilewich to be as durable as they are graphically bold. We’ve been using them in the entryway and in front of the kitchen sink, and they take the abuse in stride. Just hose them off to clean. Quick to dry, and resistant to mold and mildew.”

Black/White or Blue/Green, 24″x36″

Purchase Information:

Price: $62.00
Availability: Buy Chilewich Shag Mats here

Folding Picnic Set by XXD

I’m sure there are places right now that are enjoying the type of weather that begs for picnics, even though where I am it would be unheard of (too hot). This set is so small it can fit in your glove compartment! How’s that for spontaneity?

“Equipped with two plastic plates, two sets of silverware, a corkscrew and a container for salt and pepper, the picnic set unfolds to provide an instant “blanket” and everything you need for instant gratification – just add a bottle of wine, some bread , cheese, salami….and you’re ready to eat…”

when folded, 8″ x 8″ x 1″

Purchase Information:

Price: $52.00
Availability: Buy Folding Picnic Set by XXD here

Take Away Bird Feeder by Eva Solo

If you like our feathered friends, you might also like this lovely glass bird feeder. Very simple and elegant (as far as birdfeeders go), this looks like it would blend in nicely with any outdoor environment.

“This bird feeder is made from mouth-blown glass and designed to withstand wind, weather and beating wings. The ball can easily be suspended from bushes, trees and the eaves of your house – and filling it with seed and other natural products is extremely straightforward.”

* IF Design Award 2007

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
Availability: Buy Take Away Bird Feeder by Eva Solo here

On The Edge Pots

These are quite clever and the perfect solution for those of us who could use some more greenery yet have limited space.

“Designed to straddle the railing of a balcony, the pots are made from water-resistant polyethylene and can rest on any railing with a maximum thickness of 60mm. Two separate compartments offer multiple planting options. The On The Edge Pot is ideally suited for urban dwellers with limited outdoor space, but can easily be used in the workspace or restaurants to liven up a patio.”

H 12″ Diameter 12″

Purchase Information:

Price: $85
Availability: Buy On The Edge Pots here

“Calle” Gardening Tools

Are there other garden tools that fit together to save space? Or is this in fact the first time that someone has considered improvements to the design of garden tools?

“These gardening tools snuggle together, interlocking to save space and create grace. Fom Con & Con, masters of plastic design, the tools can be stored in a wall-mount holder, which is designed so that it can also be stuck in soil. In three funky colors to match your colorful flowers.”

13″l x 3″w

Purchase Information:

Price: $38.00
Availability: Buy “Calle” Gardening Tools here

Ball String Lights

An affordable, textural lighting string for indoors or out…

“These Ball String Lights are a string of 20 lights that look like balls of yarn, creating the soft lighting that you need for any gathering. Put these up out on the deck or even indoors, the illuminations will indeed give your party decor an extra touch. Comes in solid and multi-color combinations (multi-color string lights are different shades of the specified color).”

Purple Multi, Red Multi, Tan Multi, and White Solid Available.

Total length is 9.75 feet.
3″ each

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.95
Availability: Buy Ball String Lights here

tuttisuperterra planter by marco ferreri

These look pretty amazing when stacked high and used as an outdoor space divider, though I’d be more than happy with just one.

“another great design from the mind of marco ferreri, the tuttisuperterra can be used alone or in a series as a stackable, modular design piece. manufactured in terracino lite, a terracotta-esque composite that is more difficult to chip and crack. currently available in terracotta finish only.”

dimensions: 11.8″ x 19.7″ x 19.7″; 15.4 pounds.

Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00
Availability: Buy tuttisuperterra planter by marco ferreri here

Season Metal Lantern

This looks like it would add a nice patterned glow to your room. It doesn’t specify whether it’s appropriate for outdoors, but it sure looks like you could set a nice outdoor soirée using these for centerpieces.

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Season Metal Lantern here

Bird Box by FredriksonStallard

“Luxurious Bird Box made of Solid oak with a cast aluminium twig for birds to rest on.”

‘serpentine garden shower’ by extremis

Seeing that the summer months are just around the corner, this seems appropriate for those of you that might enjoy the convenience of showering outside. The sun warms up the hose, providing you with comfortable warm water whilst enliminating pressure pumps and more permanent installations.

“place the serpentine wherever you want. plug your regular garden hose to the end of the stainless steel tube and your shower is ready for use. serpentine is a garden shower with an attractive and practical design. the added value comes from the light construction which provides very easy mobility in the garden.
as form follows function, serpentine’s shape is reduced to pure functionality. attach your garden hose to the end of the serpentine with one simple click. open and close by simply moving the lever in the middle up or down…”

dimensions: ø 23.6″ x 82.7″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $839.00
Availability: Buy ‘serpentine garden shower’ by extremis here

Paraflex Umbrella

A wall mounted umbrella, for people with tiny yards without the ground space for the umbrella stand.

Purchase Information:

Price: $245-$450
Availability: Buy Paraflex Umbrella here


I love the “cloud” and it was recently picked up by generate so I thought I’d post it again.

“Portable inflatable meeting room in white rip resistant nylon. Includes a silent fan which inflates the entire room in three minutes and keeps it inflated for as long as required. When not used, the cloud folds into its bag for easy storage.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $4999
Availability: Buy Cloud here

Picnic Cooler Bag

Hmm, maybe you need this? Maybe it gives you some ideas about spending some time out-of-doors? I’ll be perfectly honest, the thing I like most about it is that it’s boring, and I mean that in a very good way. No fuss, no muss; it serves it’s purpose without advertising it’s a cooler in blaring cooler colors. It’s an under-the-radar cooler for all of you ‘cool’ types.

100% polyester waterproof with insulation

H-13.5″ W-12″ L-9.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00
Availability: Buy Picnic Cooler Bag here

Professional watering can (8.8 L)

For anyone that has dealt with awkward-water-sloshing-walking all over the place when watering plants, the importance of a nice balanced watering can is not a laughing matter. Perfect gift for someone who takes their plants seriously…

“In 1885, John Haws of Clapton, London, obtained a patent for an improved watering can.
Haws created his improved design and method of manufacture based on a French made water-pot and created a watering can with perfect balance, whether full or empty. His design has not been altered to this day.”

Powder-coated galvanized steel (color: British Racing Green), brass pouring rose and spout.

Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Availability: Buy Professional watering can (8.8 L) here

dwell bird feeder

“A sleek, stainless steel design creates a cozy haven for your feathered guests. Rubber perch lets them grip comfortably. Roof keeps the feed dry. This contemporary bird feeder is roomy enough for most birds. Includes interior hook for hanging treats, feeder and a stake that easily plants into the ground.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $98
Availability: Buy dwell bird feeder here