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Lake Bound

Aug 27 2010

Summer might be almost over, but we’re sneaking in one last taste. We’re packing up the car and heading to the Laurentians. I couldn’t be more excited to do absolutely nothing. I’ll see you back on Sept 7th (or possibly a tad sooner).
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Photo: Thank you Trufflepig.

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Landscaping: Outdoor Lighting

Aug 26 2010

To light the front entrance, I like the idea of adding some sort of glass fixture. Here are a few:

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Above: Dioscuri Sconce by Artemide. Available at Lumens.
Below: Oluce Outdoor Sconce from Nova68
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Below: Droppen Lamp by Zero Interiors. Available at the Scandinavian Design Center
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Below: Fresnel outdoor lamp designed by Joe Colombo for Oluce.
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For the walkway and back fence, we’re going to add simple stainless steel fixtures like those seen below:
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Above: AWL.18 Wall Light from YLighting. Mid-Century Modern Wall Sconce from Nova68. Cinema Outdoor Sconce from Lumens.

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Landscaping: Back Fence

Aug 24 2010

I’d like to put some sort of simple slat fence in the back of our house. Here’s a taste of what I’m thinking.

Below: Image from designer Kelly Hoppen
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Below: Image from Steven Harris Architects
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Below: Photo from Dwell Magazine
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Below: Images by Buttrick Wong Architects
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Landscaping: Patio Time

Aug 23 2010

Given Toronto winters, I’ve learned to appreciate a good patio. When it’s nice out, you just want to be outdoors. Here are some looks I quite like for the back deck.

Below: Deck by Atelier A+D
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Below: Designs by Architect Cary Bernstein
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Below: Rooftop deck by Pultab Design
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Below: Design by Magdalena Keck
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