This Guy Came Up With A Plan To Turn Any Backyard Into A Beach

Summer vacations are all about sun, sea, and sand. Wouldn’t you agree? Unfortunately for some of us, getting to the seaside can be one difficult task because things keep getting in our way. Maybe your car just broke down. Perhaps your partner got the chickenpox. Or maybe you live so far away from the beach that it would take you a solid week to get there. Continue reading »

A Stunning Sculptural Outdoor Pavilion For A New Property Development In China

Marc Fornes & The Very Many designed a large-scale sculptural outdoor pavilion on the elevated plaza of the Suzhou Center in China, as part of the Jinji Lake Biennial. Named ‘Boolean Operator’, the installation has been crafted from white aluminum, with the design featuring a ‘porous shell’, that casts a delicate shadow. The installation is made from 1,673 stripes (CNC cut), with 20 spheroids, 21 flairs, and 26 structural nodes. Continue reading »

Outdoor Photographer Of The Year 2017: Category Winners Revealed

The category winners have been announced in this year’s Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition. Now in its seventh year the competition offers a photographic insight into the landscapes, wildlife and nature of the planet, and the adventures to be found on it. The Overall Winner and Runner-Up – chosen from the category winners – will be announced live on stage at The Photography Show at the NEC, Birmingham on Saturday 17th March 2018


Wildlife Insight: Bence Máté (Hungary) – Red fox and white-tailed eagle, Kiskunság national park, Hungary. Over the last four winters I have spent more than 200 full days photographing from a hide, and in this time there have been only three occasions when I’ve seen a fox and an eagle together. In this instance, the fox didn’t approach the hide, but deliberately teased the birds resting on the ice. They occasionally flapped towards him, which emboldened the fox more and more – he continued to provoke the birds for about 10 minutes before vanishing into the reeds. (Photo by Bence Máté/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian) Continue reading »

LA Architects And Designers Build Imaginative Outdoor Cat Dwellings For Charity

Architects for Animals celebrated its 10th edition last month, inviting local architects and designers to build functional cat dwellings in response to the city’s homeless cat population. Continue reading »

A Whimsical Collection Of Outdoor Lamps With A Gardening Theme

Designer Matteo Ugolini, together with Italian lighting manufacturer KARMAN, have created these fun and whimsical indoor or outdoor lights that represent forgotten tools.

Named Tobia, the designs have been created in the shape of a shove, pitch fork and a rake, the three lamps have lighting hidden in their handles, creating a soft glowing light. The lamps can either be hung from hooks or presented upright with the help of a stand. Continue reading »

Still Life Photographer Creates Epic “Outdoor” Scenes Almost Without Spending Any Money

According to photographer Vatsal Kataria: “I am commercial still life photographer but I love creative or conceptual photoshoots. I love to do miniature photography and what I love about my art is that I can turn my fantasies into reality. Being a miniature photographer, I always think of something new and something everyone can do.” Continue reading »

This Serene Outdoor Sanctuary Has Sculptural Concrete Seating

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Bruce Damonte

Sometimes, you just need a place to relax and unwind, which is exactly what Belzberg Architects have designed for this cancer treatment and research center in California. Located in Duarte, California, the design team was inspired by the “wishing trees” found across the campus that hold hundreds of personal notes tied to branches with messages of hope for the health of loved ones. The new project, which comprises of two buildings that will be used for exhibits, events and offices, wrap around an existing century-old camphor tree. Continue reading »

Let This Fruit Slice Furniture Juice Up Your Outdoor Living Area

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Take a good long look at your porch and patio and tell me what you see. More than likely it looks like everyone else’s porch or patio? You got some wicker furniture out there or maybe an oak picnic table painted red? I don’t have to tell you that it is boring and drab and it needs to be changed. If you are like me, you want to do something no one else in the neighborhood is doing. So we are going to go on a fruit decorating binge! Continue reading »

Sao Paulo Designer Turns Fallen Trees into Outdoor Furniture

“A designer from Sao Paulo is working with the city to make use of fallen trees to turn them into sculpture furniture to line the city’s parks, streets and plazas. Brazil’s largest city was slammed by several strong storms this rainy season that brought with them heavy rain, lightning and winds as high as 90kmph. More than 1,700 trees fell throughout the city as a result of the powerful storms leaving the city asking what it could do with all the wood and fallen trunks and branches strewn throughout the city. The city asked artists and other residents to find ways to make use of the fallen trees and one artist, Hugo Franca, has answered the call.

Franca has been carving massive benches and other pieces of furniture and play equipment out of the trees. Franca said he thought it was important to reuse the wood from the trees so as to not to have to cut down forested areas to harvest the valuable wood that was tossed around the city by the powerful storms. Franca takes the fallen trees and designs the sculpture and then cuts them to shape using a chainsaw. The pieces are then carefully sanded down and covered in varnish to protect the wood. Several of his creations are already being used as sustainable art furniture and residents come to them to sit and relax, have a chat or read as they enjoy the day”. – Adam Justice.

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Brazilian artist Hugo Franca (R) and his assistant Jailton Procopio look at a tree after cutting it to create a bench at Ibirapuera park in Sao Paulo March 17, 2015. Franca, a designer from Sao Paulo is working with the city to make use of fallen trees to turn them into sculpture furniture to line the city’s parks, streets and plazas. Brazil’s largest city was slammed by several strong storms this rainy season that brought with them heavy rain, lightning and winds as high as 90 kilometres (55 miles) per hour. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Outdoor Yoga Exercises

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Xie Xiaoming, 26-year-old owner of a yoga club, practices yoga in thin clothes near trees covered by frosty fog on the snow-covered banks of Songhua River in Jilin, Jilin province December 17, 2014. Xie has been practicing yoga for over six years. The temperature near the river reached -30 degrees Centigrade (-22 degrees Fahrenheit) on Wednesday, local media reported. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

Outdoor Exhibition Shows Latest from Zeng Mi


Visitors enjoy paintings outside at Quyuanfenghe Park in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, May 19, 2014. 42 new paintings created by renowned artist Zeng Mi are on display attached to trees at Quyuanfenghe Park in Hangzhou, The outdoor art exhibition “Stories of Some Other Day” is meant to inspire conversations on art and memory with visitors and nature. (Photos: Xinhua, Shi Jianxue/Asianewsphoto) Continue reading »

Huge Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Sydney, Australia

Sculptures by the Sea is a huge free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, spread out over a 1.3-mile coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama beach in Sydney, featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world. (Rob Griffith/Associated Press) Continue reading »

Kagatani Knife Company (Japan) Outdoor Ad

Advertising Agency: GREY Tokyo/G2Tokyo,Japan
Creative Director: Masayoshi Soeda
Art Directors: Mitsunori Yamazaki
Photographer: Akihiro Ito