FieldCandy Super Fun Tents
I hope your plans of 4th of July include fresh air, some outdoor activities and maybe even a fun night of camping. I found these tents and couldn't resist. How cool would it be to bring this super fun tent at your next camping trip or even camping party. I LOVE all their designs and these are just a few of my favorites, they have over 40 designs avaialable and I am sure there is something for everyone here.
These tents come from the Italian based company FieldCandy, their tents are printed and manufactured in the UK. Each tent includes an inner tent made out of breathable canvas, a printed waterproof outer tent made with Nylon and the full kit you need to put this tent up. The tent is made to be assembled in less than 5 minutes and it fits 2 people.
To learn more about these fun camping accessory and to check their designs click here.
Alice Supply Co.
I love the collection of housewares tools created by Alice Supply Co. The brand has everything from tool boxes to brooms, scissors, dust pans and hoses. Everything has their signature spark of fun with beautiful stripes, camo prints, and even a new Trina Turk pattern. Everything in this collection is about bright colored tools that make house work just a little more fun. For more on Alice Supply Co. click here.
Suburban Camping Co.
This is one of the greatest business ideas I have seen in a while. The idea behind Suburban Camping Co. is that they will bring the camping experience to your home. This can be a great family activity, a super fun kid's party or an unexpected alternative to the usual slumber party. If you don't have any camping equipment you can rent their gear and services, you can make it as casual or as fancy as you want it. You can even have a movie screening in the beautiful outdoors! this is a fantastic idea now all I need is a backyard! All their different programs and prices can be found here check them out and get out camping!
Old Faithful Shop. Vancouver, Canada.
Last week I decided it was time to visit the beautiful city of Vancouver in Canada. The city was just as I remembered it, filled with the nicest people, fantastic food and the greatest shops. I biked my way through the city to get an idea of the place before I walked it and as soon as I biked by Gastown I knew I had to go back to take a better look at some of the shops in the area. This is one my most favorite shop in Vancouver, the Old Faithful Shop had a great selection of products, an inspirational industrial decor and best of all the most welcoming staff. I could have stayed in the shop for another hour looking at all their product. I wished we had something like this right in Orange County, California.
Hanging Air Plant Pod by Michael McDowell
While the sun is coming out and the grass is getting greener I still have the hardest time keeping plants alive, it's just not part of my skills. In fact, I have a affinity for killing bamboo which I was told was impossible to do. It's not that I don't love their color, smell and the feel of nature, I just can't figure it out. For those of us without a green thumb I got the thing for us.
Check out these simple hanging pods.These are a low maintenance planter made specially for air plants, the planter was designed by Michael McDowell and handmade in Colorado. Air plants (tilandsia) don't require any dirt and they need very little water, perfect for people always forgetting to water the plants like me! If you want to learn more about the Air Plant Pods click here
oh nature!... how could live without it, it let's us breath and makes us smile. These beautiful bird nests are available at Terrain and can be a home for the feathered friends in your back yard. For more really fun home pieces and gardening accessories click here.
This is not only a great way to bring fresh air to your home but also a beautiful way to display your gardening abilities. Wally is a company that makes wall planting fixtures. They are very easy to install and are available for indoor and outdoor use. There are all sorts of combinations and sizes to choose from, you have no excuse for your bare walls anymore. This is not only affordable but natural and beautiful way to decorate your space. To visit Wally click here.
Park And Beach
Here is a super chic line of printed cushions by Park and Beach. These casual yet modern prints add an extra touch of excitement to any home. I can see these being used at a beach house or in a living room overlooking the beautiful outdoors. They seem to bring a special summery look wherever you put them. To enjoy the entire collection click here.
Here is a another great ceramics company, these colorful and sleek pieces are from Perch a company based in Brooklyn, NY. Perch is dedicated to making every piece by hand in the United States. The entire collection is stoneware and there is a variety of colors and designs to choose from. I was fascinated by their designs and modern simplicity. To see more of Perch click here.
Grounded Modern Living
This is the kind of product that makes me want to do more gardening. Look at all the beautiful and exciting new outdoor accessories I found at Grounded. The bird feeder is my favorite but the planters are all really clean and creative. Ground has all sorts of home accessories, this is a great place for gift shopping too. Click here to visit their site
Tepee From Design Withing Reach
I found this Tepee on DWR and I thought it was funny but at the same time I know of people that have them in the back yard so I thought maybe it is a starting trend and maybe we are going back to Teppee times. As always DWR is charging and arm and a leg for their products but I thought it might spark ideas for the summer. Check it out and visit Design Within Reach for more info.
Bacsac's Mobile Garden
There is something refreshing and fun about the thought of carrying your garden around. This image expresses people's attachment and love for their gardens. This is the Bacsac mobile garden, the product of three pairisians, Godefroy de Virieu, Louis de Fleurieu and Virgile Desurmont. These bags are made of 100% recyclable material, it is UV, frost, tear and traction resistant. They come in a variety of sizes and combinations to customize your garden needs.
This mobile garden is a perfect solution for gardeners in cities or people that move frequently from one place to another and have to leave their plants behind in gardens. It's time you get to harvest the fruits of your labor and take your garden to your next place. If you are interested the on Bacsac click here.
Hammooks From Venezuela
When the sun comes out and the birds are chirping the best thing to do is to go outside and enjoy the wonderful weather. My favorite thing to do is to hang my hammock and take a nap on it. There is nothing more pleasant and relaxing than the feeling of flowing and chilling on a hammock.
I am from Venezuela and so is my hammock, I grew up with one in my home so these are a basic necessity. Lucky for you now you can get these Venezuelan handmade hammocks shipped anywhere! These are from Hammooks, a company who specializes in offering hammocks from Venezuela made by skilled artisans. They are available in a single, queen and king size and are made with 100% cotton. These beauties are really easy to use and you can take them to your next camping trip or beach day. Visit Hammooks here for more information.
Habitat Home Goods
I can't seem to stay away from classic home accessories. I love the idea of adding color to a room with small items such as pillows and throws that can be changed every so often. These images are from the Habitat website. Habitat is an United Kingdom company established in 1964, they design and manufacture anything from furniture to kitchen accessories. Every item they make has classic styling and uses beautiful materials. Visit Habitat to learn more.
This trailer home brings road trips to the next level. This is the Opera, made to take you on the road and keep you feeling at home. It's simple and elegant, this is the top of the line when it comes to trailer homes. It is made in The Netherlands and for an additional fee they will ship it right to your house! This trailer home has everything you need and much more. The design lines of it is innovative, elegant and functional not only when it's open but also when it's close. Check out more details here.
Laguna Nursery. Laguna Beach, California.
The Laguna Nursery is the most breathtaking nursery I've visited. This is a spacious place filled with gardening ideas and interior design inspiration. Even is you are not big into plants and gardening you'll find this beautifully kept nursery an invigorating place. Laguna Nursery is located on 1370 South Pacific Coast Highway and they have plenty of parking spaces on the back. If you are not around then click here to visit their website.