Statues of gnomes and elves seem inappropriate anywhere but the garden. Who knows why? But out in the garden, they fit right in. These detailed bronze sculptures by artists Jim Kempton & David Goode are inspired by the writings of Tolkien and feature all types of fairy tale creatures from his classic fantasy novels.
Sometimes you get that urge and you just have to burn one. Staring into the fire is better than 3D, HD, IMax, Blu-ray, all that. It’s primal. Spark up this 30-inch fireplace and take everyone out into the backyard for some s’mores or ghost stories or just stare at the flames in silence. Burning wood is quality entertainment.
You’ll never have a bad bounce or a droopy net with this ping pong table. Made of concrete, this sculptural, nuclear bombproof platform will last for like … ever. The net is made of heavy gauge stainless steel. The Henge brand works with cities to place these tables in public parks. If you’re near Tompkin’s Square Park in NYC, you can test the fresh tables they just installed.
Most gnomes are pretty lame. They just stand there smiling innocently at the flowers. This guy—a weatherproof, breakproof plastic garden decoration—is an exceptional gnome. He knows he’s creepy and he doesn’t give a f#@k. He’s like, “Take a picture b@#tch, it’ll last longer …”
Sure, making the birdhouse from recycled wood and finishing it with a natural, soy-based finish helps the environment. But, the part you play might be even more crucial. When you buy one of these handmade houses, you’ll be providing a new home for a bird. You’ll help turn the bird’s life around. You’ll give it hope.
The anchor light stands out for its commanding looks & enduring practicality. Brass sheet beats rust and even acid rain. A hand-made glass lens distributes light 360º. Heavy-cast handles fold down when not in use, but are available for hooking-up the lamp using a bracket, rope or tree branch. It functions on lamp oil, but is easily converted to electric. Its classic shape is handsome, sturdy and will last a lifetime.
Remember when you tried to smoke out of one these back in the day? Just kiddin’. All the gear you buy can’t be cool & futuristic, but these traditional glass wasp traps from London’s Garrett Wade are pretty sweet. Literally sweet, actually. Stinging bugs like wasps and bees fly inside, lured by sweet-smelling liquid, where they’re trapped and drown. Who would’ve thought killing bugs could be so … decorative?
When you wanted to get serious about grilling, you stepped-up and got a grill the size of a Toyota Tundra. It did the trick. Now, it only makes sense that as a professional party host, you should get Lynx’s Cocktail Pro to roll right next to your behemoth BBQ. With a sink, water filtration, ice bin & bottle holders, you have everything you need to loosen up your guests. This is professional grade equipment – you know you’re ready.
Maybe the “monster grill” doesn’t exactly work with your crib. If space is tight or your penchant for clean design outweighs your desire for a proper man-yard, consider Focus’ Wall-Mounted BBQ. Great design inside & out – it even cleverly folds up with charcoal in place, ready for the next fire-up.
Who better to greet your guests than the prince of darkness himself. Darth Vader Doormat – can you think of a better use of your dirt & mud?