The Halley Floor To Floor Lamp is one of five cool outdoor lighting fixtures featured by Spot Cool Stuff. And it’s not hard to see why. Flexible, modular arcs of light shine down upon your outdoor scene. And the whole lamp is waterproof — not to the point you’d want to throw it into the pool, but you can leave the Halley Floor To Floor Lamp outside in the wind, cold and rain. The main downside is the $3,200 price tag. If that’s a bit beyond your budget, consider the less expensive but less outdoor-friendly Halley Floor To Wall Lamp instead.
See your plants—and your yard—in a whole new light with these Color-Changing Plant Pots from Instapark.
Each plant pot contains an embedded LED light that illuminate the entire translucent base. The result is fun, inviting video, whether the planters line a walkway or sit scattered around a yard. We’re partial to classy look created by the pots that shine a soft white. For a more festive option, consider the pots that rotate from blue to red to green. LED bulbs being very efficient; the planters can shine for 20+ hours before the three AAA batteries that power the planters have to be replaced. $14.95
Jellyfish in your swimming pool = bad.
LED-lit piece of jellyfish art in your pool = very cool looking.
The Swimming Pool Jellyfish from Ocean Art float on top of the water but have tentacles that reach down. The whole thing is lit in light green or purple (your choice) with LED bulbs, creating a vondrous and eery effect. These jellyfish are about the size of the real thing but, fortunately, don’t sting. $45
It isn’t nearly as a large table tennis table. Nor can you stand far back from it and wind up for a killer ping pong shot, à la Balls of Furry. In fact, we can safely say that playing table tennis in a swimming pool not a sport that will be taking the world by storm any time soon. But it is a whole lot of fun.
We are talking, of course, about the Floating Waterproof Ping Pong Table.
The set comes with two oversized lollipop-like paddles, both of which float. Three balls are also included, though regular ping pong balls can be used. Altogether, a good deal for $60.
Creating a cantilever chair—a chair with no back legs—isn’t that difficult. But creating a cantilever chair that can be rolled up . . . aye, there’s the rub. Yet that’s exactly what Serb designer Uros Vitas managed to do with the Miesrolo. His invention, the world’s first roll-up cantilever chair, uses a synthetic polymer with elastic properties similar to rubber. The back of the chair holds its form because of the wood pieces, which “lock” the chair into shape. We’d love to have some of these vondrous chairs to roll into our own back yard but, sadly, they are not currently available for sale.
A vondrous idea for making your backyard a shade cooler: Coolaroo Shade Sails. They create a haven from the sun while adding a MoMA-esque artistic je ne sais quoi to a space. Shade Sails come in triangle and square shapes; Coolaroo also makes pet beds and other outdoor stuff.
For more, check out this review of the Coolaroo Shade Sail.