The Richard Frinier Collection for Brown Jordan.
The 323 Hug Chaise.
Heath Ceramics
The vent-free EcoSmart Fire Stix sculptural fireplace.
Gloster
Eldorado Stone
Frontgate
Trina Turk
Vesta Fire Table.
Coffee table from Hammacher Schlemmer,

Al Fresco Style

The latest products make outdoor living a breeze

MAY/JUNE 2012

Poolside Repast

The year 2012 welcomes a couple of additions to the Richard Frinier Collection for Brown Jordan, including Swim, a spare, stylish new line of furniture. Constructed with powder-coated aluminum and topped with glass, the dining table (pictured) comes in a variety of sizes and shapes. The collection also includes dining chairs, a chaise, a lounge chair and ottoman, and coffee and end tables. brownjordan.com

 

In Living Color

Neon-bright hues characterize furniture designer Jessica Charles’s summer offerings—including the 323 Hug Chaise, which boasts an S-curve shape that envelops sunbathers in style. Handmade in North Carolina, it comes in customizable fabrics and finishes. jessicacharles.com


Dish Duty 

Heath Ceramics’ Summer Seasonal collection captures the vibrancy of spring through fresh bursts of color. The pieces are coated with matte glazes and have a natural clay body texture. They are handcrafted in Sausalito, California, and can be used both indoors and out. heathceramics.com

 

Campfire Cool

Conjuring images of campfires, the vent-free EcoSmart Fire Stix sculptural fireplace was designed by Hiroshi Tsunoda and is made of tubular steel secured around a burner. The use of bioethanol (a renewable liquid fuel) means no smoke or sparks, and the design makes it portable—easy to assemble outdoors and use time and time again. ecosmartfire.com; roomandboard.com 

 

Sitting Pretty

With its geometric shape, Gloster’s Bloc seating collection offers comfort as well as sleek, minimalist style. Pictured here, the sofa rests on aluminum internal supports clad in thick layers of waterproof cushioning. The seat cushions, on integrated sling-seat panels, are wrapped in Leisuretex fabric. gloster.com

 

Etched in Stone

Eldorado Stone’s Eldorado Outdoor collection creates an authentic stone profile, custom designed and sized, in any hardscape project. Eldorado Stone is an engineered-stone product made of glass-fiber reinforced concrete, which eliminates the need for a concrete foundation. eldoradostone.com/outdoor

 

Party Time

Frontgate’s Cordless Margaritaville Frozen Margarita Machine brings the party outside. With a lightweight pitcher of durable, high-impact plastic, the machine blends up to 70 drinks on a single charge and includes four settings and a separate reservoir for shaving ice, then blending it. Comes with a rechargeable 18V battery and a three-foot cord. frontgate.com


Groovy Griddle

Transform your barbeque grill into a flat, low-stick cooking surface for fish, pancakes, eggs and more with Little Griddle’s line of heavy-duty, grill-top griddles. Available in four styles and six sizes, the griddles boast high sidewalls and a grease trough that eliminates flare-ups. Vented cross bracing prevents bending so heat stays even. littlegriddle.com

 

Summer Sizzle

Designer Trina Turk’s second indoor/outdoor fabric collection for Schumacher greets the season with brightly hued, bold patterns in highly durable twill and canvas weaves. Pictured here, the Santorini print offers crisp interlocking curves in a geometric design.  fschumacher.com

 

Up in Flames

Stone Forest’s fire vessels incorporate natural materials into functional sculptures. Pictured here, the Vesta Fire Table features a polished blue/gray granite top with chiseled sides and a stainless-steel base that safely cradles the flames. It includes a match-lit trough burner kit for natural gas. stoneforest.com

 

Very Versatile

Aluminum mesh panels atop this functional coffee table from Hammacher Schlemmer can be lifted to create surfaces for dining—and that’s not all. A metal bin in the center doubles as a receptacle for ice or a fire pit; a domed screen helps contain sparks. The frame is made from rustproof aluminum with stainless-steel hardware. hammacher.com 

 

Groovy Griddle

Transform your barbeque grill into a flat, low-stick cooking surface for fish, pancakes, eggs and more with Little Griddle’s line of heavy-duty, grill-top griddles. Available in four styles and six sizes, the griddles boast high sidewalls and a grease trough that eliminates flare-ups. Vented cross bracing prevents bending so heat stays even. littlegriddle.com

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