Links We Love, 9/26/12

Links We Love, 9/26/12

September 26, 2012
Photo by: courtesy of Dezeen
DIY Beehives, modular furniture, the sweet sounds of nature, and more on today’s Links We Love!

-Showers can be a wonderful aspect to an outdoor space in the summer time, but what happens in areas with harsh winters? Designer Jim Lobley wanted an outdoor shower for his home in Massachusetts that wouldn’t freeze up or look boring because it needed to withstand piles of snow. He came up with the idea for a beautiful and easy to assemble (and disassemble!) outdoor shower made from stainless steel and dark red meranti wood. [NY Times]

-Shhh... you hear that? These sculptures of trumpets (pictured) scattered in the English countryside by Studio Weave encourages us to stop, take out our earbuds, and listen to the sweet sounds of mother nature. [Architizer]

-Christian Reyes' Creative Studio presents a wonderfully simple furniture collection made of light ashwood, dark wool felt, and sometimes polished steel. What is best about the furniture line is of course, its modularity. You can take the floor lamp and turn it into a coat rack or a desk lamp or a desk can be transformed for studying, eating, drawing, and playing. Pretty and super functional! [coolhunting]

-You know how breathtakingly beautiful an orchid can be. But how many people can actually say they have tended the plant to enjoy blooms again and again? Taking care of an orchid is actually easier than one might think. Just ignore them! But here are a few more tips just in case attention is not your only problem. [Gardenista]

-The LA-based design firm 100xbetter has a DIY on a beehive you can create from things at your local home improvement store! They will also be releasing a guideline and instruction manual as well as selling premade beehives at around $250! All of these thing as well as other earlier 100xbetter designs will be available at the Jai & Jai exhibition showcase. [LA Times]