A collaborative effort between Simon Morray-Jones Architects, Clair Strong Interior Styling and UK-based BlueSky Landscapes, this garden is a little piece of green heaven topping a two-storey urban apartment. Contemporary in style, this rooftop garden is an extension of the modern interiors. Fitting to its urban environment, this garden houses low-maintenance plants ideal for the homeowners with a busy lifestyle, so when they’re not around to take care of their plants, they take care of themselves. This chic entertaining and relaxing garden incorporates a food prep space and a dining areas framed by a low box hedge, offering structure and privacy. Green and white plants make up the predominant color palette in this simple yet striking garden. BlueSky Landscapes.
24 Dec 2009 | Rooftop Terraces
This cozy outdoor oasis by Richmond, Australia-based Eckersley Garden Architecture proves that good things really do come in small packages. Ideal for an urban environment where space is at a premium, this compact modern pool design layers urban and organic elements for an eclectic, original look. The focal point in a turquoise-tiled oasis framed in white, and set within a natural wood deck. Tall, swaying grasses line the perimeter of the garden, rising up against a contemporary white wall. Cool, urban-style furnishings bring a modern contrast to the natural outdoors. The whole look is very Zen. Eckersley Garden Architecture embraces freedom and flexibility in its pool designs, working with mosaic tile, glass bead renders, solar and gas heating, saltwater chlorination, freshwater filtration, in a variety of sizes of landscape, lap and plunge pools. Eckersley Garden Architecture.
24 Dec 2009 | Pools
With success in their unusual and contemporary firewood holder collection, Italian company AK47 has introduced a new addition to its fireplace friendly designs – the Zero outdoor fireplace is the latest in chalet-chic style for the great outdoors. This modern yet rustic-looking outdoor fireplace brings casual comfort with an open hearth, surrounded by a circular bench for seating and an easily accessible ring of logs ready to feed the flame. Imagine sitting under an open sky with the snow falling around you, warmed by a crackling fire, a cup of steaming cocoa and some good company. But this outdoor entertaining essential will be equally appreciated in the warmer months out in the yard or on the deck, when a cool evening chill makes its unexpected appearance at your summer soiree. For more on this new modern outdoor fireplace, visit AK47.
3 Dec 2009 | Fire Features
By day or by night, inside and out, it doesn’t get much cooler – or convenient – than this modern mobile home by Axel Enthoven. Dubbed the Opera, this high-end mobile home features two beds, a toilet, and hot and cold water, LED lighting and a mobile hob – all the comforts of a modern home, packed in a convenient trailer. The canvas shelter is handmade, and finished with hardwood, stainless steel and leather. This luxury mobile will take you across the country in first class. And when we say “comfort,” that’s no understatement. This stylish trailer opens and levels itself using electric power, extending to its full 7-meter length, and measuring 3 meters wide and 3.5 meters high. With lots of room to live, lounge and play, this luxury mobile home truly is traveling first class. A limited number of Operas will hit the production lines in 2010. Check it out at Axel Enthoven.
2 Nov 2009 | Modern Dwellings
When building your new home, a solution to saving some trees around the house and also enjoying the conveniences of modern outdoor decking is this wood deck design idea from Anderson and Anderson architects. An interesting idea for all nature lovers who like having trees around. If you choose to go with the outdoor wood deck then it can be carefully cut out to follow the shape of a tree trunk. Surely, multiple cut-outs can be made to embrace several trees. Afterwords, why not try decorating with river stones and allowing grass to grow up in that place? A great variety of other plants can be planted around the wood deck designed this way. You will get a modern look for your backyard, and also choose a environment-friendly solution. Who would have thought keeping trees safe through simple deck designs can be so easy? Anderson and Anderson.
15 Mar 2009 | Outdoor Decking