HBOC July 2008 : 96

HOME DESIGN THE OUTDOOR HOT LIST SUN BLOCKED So you think umbrellas are all florals and frills? Think again.This season, the hottest sun covers come in a variety of looks, from stream-lined to seriously ornate. Our picks:The Can-Can skirting umbrella from Santa Barbara Designs for its unabashed look-at-me lines. Or, if you want to up the SPF, go with Davy Grosemans’ pompom- esque Frou Frou umbrella packed with a thick of glossed tassels. And for those not willing to go totally sun blocked, Chris Kabel’s Shadylace umbrella mimics actual tree shade so sprigs of sun can shine through for a DESIGN THE OUTDOOR HOT LIST SUN BLOCKED So you think umbrellas are all florals and frills? Think again.This season, the hottest sun covers come in a variety of looks, from stream-lined to seriously ornate. Our picks:The Can-Can skirting umbrella from Santa Barbara Designs for its unabashed look-at-me lines. Or, if you want to up the SPF, go with Davy Grosemans’ pompom- esque Frou Frou umbrella packed with a thick of glossed tassels. And for those not willing to go totally sun blocked, Chris Kabel’s Shadylace umbrella mimics actual tree shade so sprigs of sun can shine through for a GRASS GRASS ROOTED Your beloved lawn isn’t exactly the most environmental garden choice. But if zero-scaping feels a tad extreme, how’s this for verdant middle ground? A garden service that uses zero-emission, solar-powered garden equipment. Founded by UCI grad Michael Gould, his fleet of Prius- driving gardeners uses electric mowers and blowers with hair-dryer decibel levels. You’ll nap through it all. www.whisperlandscapemaintenance.com. TAKE A YARD: Michael Gould takes zero-emission standards to the garden. HOME DESI HOME DESI HOME DESI HOME DESI HOME DESI HOME DESI HOME DESI HOME DESI ME DESIGN THE OUTDOOR HOT LIS OME DESIGN THE OUTDOOR HOT LIST SUN BLOCKED So you think umbrellas are all florals and frills? Think again.This season, the hottest sun covers come in a variety of looks, from stream-lined to seriously ornate. Our picks:The Can-Can skirting umbrella from Santa Barbara Designs for its unabashed look-at-me lines. Or, if you want to up the SPF, go with Davy Grosemans’ pompom- esque Frou Frou umbrella packed with a thick of glossed tassels. And for those not willing to go totally sun blocked, Chris Kabel’s Shadylace umbrella mimics actual tree shade so sprigs of sun can shine through for a GRASS ROOTED Your beloved lawn isn’t exactly the most environmental garden choice. But if zero-scaping feels a tad extreme, how’s this for verdant middle ground? A garden service that uses zero-emission, solar-powered garden equipment. Founded by UCI grad Michael Gould, his fleet of Prius- driving gardeners uses electric mowers and blowers with hair-dryer decibel levels. You’ll nap through it all. www.whisperlandscapemaintenance.com. TAKE A YARD: Michael Gould takes zero-emission standards to the garden. G G DEAL The Fig Leaf wardrobe, designed by Tord Boontje for Meta, boasts 616 hand-painted enamel leaves that are attached to a skein of forged, stove-enameled iron vines. A silk-lined interior houses a bronze-cast tree created from hand-carved original, its branches serving as arboreal clothes hangers. All of Meta’s inaugural collection are numbered and made to order. $700,000, at www.madebymeta.com. CLOSET CASE: Tord Boontje’s new wardrobe. WALL POPS Susan Bradley’s outdoor wallpaper ($435-$740) ups the design quotient with leafy cutouts in Japonais flower and modular vine shapes. These shapes come custom so take your pick, from tame mirror-polished steel to candy-coated see- through red. Take it to the garden and the steel frame doubles as a trellis for those bloomin’ blooms. www.susanbradley.co.uk. 96 Interiors > SUMMER 2008

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