For backyard barbecue ambience, outdoor oil lamps are key. But instead of ramming those bobo campground tiki torches into your grass, try these. They’re long-lasting wall-mount torches made from recycled green wine bottles and burn the same lamp fuel you can find anywhere.
Bask in the warm glow of a backyard fire without feeling like you’re on a camping trip. Modfire’s outdoor fireplace has a sleek, modern form made of 14-gauge steel that won a Dwell Magazine design award. It comes in a rainbow of colors and can burn wood, propane, and natural gas.
Cool fall nights are always right for a backyard fire. But in the morning when you notice your patio deck has a burn in it, you’ll wish you had one of these outdoor firepits from Ak47. With its smooth, architectural design, it fits with any décor and keeps your fire safely contained. When you’re done, just slide the metal cover over the top and forget about it.
It’s high summer, “chill and grill” season is now. Time to eat out. And by that we mean outside. The Garden Dining table is designed to fit all of Snow Peak’s outdoor cooking appliances so you can cook dinner right there at the table, Teppanyaki style. Made of stainless steel and Itauba wood, this table is sure to be at the center of the meal and it’s built to last long past Labor Day.
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.