To celebrate the season, botanic gardens and conservatories decorate their collections with lights, ribbons, and sculptures. From Washington's glowing grapes to Nevada's illuminated cacti, gardens feature their emblematic plants as well as the always-lovely poinsettia.
At the Kauai home of Pixar filmaker Lee Unkrich and his family, an ipe wood boardwalk, along with an elaborate lighting system, provides safe passage from the garden to the cliff overlooking exclusive Secret Beach on the north coast of Kauai.
The world's largest furniture fair, the annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile, took place in Milan this past April. The trade show has always been a source of inspiring design ideas for the garden and the home, and this year was no different. Here are some bold new offerings that really impressed us.