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March 17, 2014
Originally published in The Great Outdoors
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The Great Outdoors
Cozy up to nature with an all-encompassing look at terrestrial life from Dwell's April 2014 issue. Deck out a backyard with durable furniture; arrange an alfresco dining spot; or take to the yard for a modern take on a classic game.
finn lounge chair ottoman dwr norm

Finn lounge chair and ottoman by NORM Architects for Design Within Reach, $795 and $445 respectively The Copenhagen studio brings a dash of Danish influence to its clean-lined outdoor collection.

Originally appeared in Finn Lounge Chair and Ottoman
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caddy bar trolley roda
Caddy bar trolley by Gordon Guillaumier for Roda, $2,090 A naturally oxidizing teak frame and two removable stainless-steel trays make this refined bar cart deck-friendly.
Originally appeared in Caddy Bar Trolley
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vogeli bird feeder vasse peg vaught
Vogeli bird feeder by Vasse and Peg Vaught, $78 The Saarinen-esque swoop of this feeder’s roofline suggests machine tooling, but every copper unit is made by hand in Virginia.
Originally appeared in Vogeli Bird Feeder
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pic-nic beach towel crate barrel
Pic-Nic beach towel by Paola Navone for Crate & Barrel, $40 each The Italian designer’s second collaboration with the American retailer yields over 100 summer-ready pieces, like these graphic towels.
Originally appeared in Pic-Nic Beach Towel
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move l portable speaker nudeaudio
Move L portable speaker in Mint by NudeAudio, $99 A Bluetooth speaker is a must for impromptu alfresco gatherings. This one boasts a passive subwoofer and an eight-hour battery.
Originally appeared in Move L Portable Speaker
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canasta 13 soda italia outdoor
Canasta ’13 sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia Outdoor, from $7,849 Urquiola’s best-selling Canasta series gets an update with a new interlaced polyethylene frame and expanded colorways.
Originally appeared in Canasta '13 Sofa
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bolo dining chair triconfort aluminum white
Oblò dining chair by Paola Navone for Triconfort, $1,087 Do not be deceived by this seemingly lightweight lawn chair; it’s made by a traditional process (casting) using a modern material (aluminum).
Originally appeared in Oblo Dining Chair
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lillon grill ikea barbecue
Lillön grill by Ikea, $99 Part Maarten Baas, part animated robot, this small-scale barbecue is a fun option for outdoor cooking.
Originally appeared in Lillon Grill
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hilary container arteriors cooler
Hilary container by Arteriors, $420 The teak beverage cooler features a stitched leather handle and removable, polished-nickel-and-stainless-steel insert.
Originally appeared in Hilary Container
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rayn sofa philippe starck dedon sofa modular
Rayn sofa by Philippe Starck for Dedon, from $6,500 The exuberant French designer may have been inspired by Surrealism, but his plush modular sofa is a practical choice for a covered terrace.
Originally appeared in Rayn Sofa
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boskke cube 3 small patrick morris planter

Boskke Cube 3 Small by Patrick Morris, $50 The three-part planter shows up its humble terra-cotta cousins by putting the growing process on display. The clear body is also a four-week water reservoir.

Originally appeared in Boskke Cube 3 Small
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toolbox aurelien barbry handmade
Toolbox by Aurélien Barbry for Ro Collection, $190 Two former Georg Jensen colleagues bring a similar heirloom approach to their new venture, a company producing handmade goods from classic materials, like the ash wood shown here.
Originally appeared in Toolbox
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finn lounge chair ottoman dwr norm

Finn lounge chair and ottoman by NORM Architects for Design Within Reach, $795 and $445 respectively The Copenhagen studio brings a dash of Danish influence to its clean-lined outdoor collection.

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