Now THIS is a cool outdoor bathroom. No, it’s not Hef’s grotto. It’s from FaeMagazine. We’ve got a couple of outdoor bathtubs with hot and cold running water but what I love about this particular one is the stone surround and the plants. Next summer I’m going to have to do more landscaping, methinks.
Category Archives: Plants & Outdoors
There’s a really comprehensive post about fancy dog houses over at dogster.com. Click the link and you’ll see more photos of supermodel Rachel Hunter’s dog houses (shown here) as well as Paris Hilton’s supposedly $325K doggie digs. Having pets is wonderful for your feng shui. Making them live apart from you in an outside house–no matter how nice–is not so great for either of you. If you want to benefit from the loving relationship that a dog can give you, treat them as you would any member of the family.
This art piece by Beth Derbyshire may or may not float your boat. She calls it the rootless forest and essentially it’s a reclaimed barge filled with trees that travels up and down a canal. We once had a turtle living in our canoe. And here in Maine you’ll often see creative people turning all sorts of things into planters (old ski boots, toilets, woodstoves, to name a few). Is it art? Is it fun? Is it fun shui?
Can you guess what this stylish unit is? I am pretty sure I wouldn’t have known until I read the full article and saw the other offerings at ApartmentTherapy. . .if you think feng shui is for the birds, this is the proof!
Mixing Corian with twigs? That is the essence of fun shui! I love this outdoor bar by designer
Cathérine Op De Beeck. It has wit, whimsy, and whiskey. Would you agree?
The symmetry of this poolside cabana designed by Jamie Durie creates good feng shui balance. I’m a sucker for turquoise color–it’s so soothing and instantly puts me in the mood for relaxation. There are a couple of design elements here that are off kilter—the two lamps are mismatched and either side of the structure has a different potted plant arrangement. This slight assymmetry gives an extra boost of energy to the overall space and does not harm the balance at all. See more from this designer at Elle Decor.
I wish I had a larger photo of these cool rejuvenated resin chairs but I don’t. Directions on how to paint your own at DIY, your source for Do It Yourself Projects with complete instructions so you won’t f*ck it up.
Perusing some shopping sites online I came across something called a “Papasan Chair”. The picture of the dog on the chair made me smile, too. Anyway, if you want to find out everything you never wanted to know about Papasan Chairs, go to Pier 1 Imports. They’ve got a really long history page about this chair! Who knew? I think the price is right if you’re looking for indoor/outdoor that won’t break the bank. And the rounded lines make it a nice feng shui choice.
At first glance Feng Shui By Fishgirl LOVED this outdoor public bookyard (see plenty more pics of it at designboom). Two thumbs up for creativity to designer Massimo Bartolini. Then I started wondering how the effects of climate and weather would take their toll on the books. Ew. Unless it’s in the desert where it hardly ever rains, or, unless there are caretakers covering or removing the books daily, this is probably not such a great idea. What do *you* think?