Stone Forest (Santa Fe, NM) offers fire features made using split natural boulders. Designed for outdoor use only with a custom gas kit and tempered-glass fire rocks in light blue or black, the units are approximately 18 inches high and come with varying diameters of up to 50 inches wide and 40 inches deep (size, shape and color will vary). For details, click here.
Infinity Canopy (Los Angeles, CA) has devised a shade system that uses individual fabric panels that can be easily interchanged to create an infinite number of looks to suit any taste, mood or design need. Made to cover any span regardless of width or length, the system uses slide-on wires with adjustments to keep panels flat or allow billowing on the breeze. For details, click here.
Forshaw (St. Louis, MO) has introduced Exterus, a line of modular, ready-to-finish features for outdoor kitchens. The wide range of components come from the factory fully assembled and install easily when they arrive on site using a simple building-block approach. The system’s custom cabinets are ready to accept tile, veneer stone or stucco. For details, click here.
Inter-Fab (Tucson, AZ) has introduced Rock-r-Lounge, a seating system for use in the water on swimming pools’ sun shelves. Available as rocking chairs only or with optional ottomans and/or side tables, the lounges are available in ten colors (solids and granites) and are safe and suitable for use on vinyl liners as well as pebble or plaster finishes. For details, click here.
BioClimatic Structures (Pompton Plains, NJ) is the U.S. distributor for Arlequin Pergolas. Made by Solisysteme in France, the system features sliding panels – available in 22 colors – that can easily be arranged to let sun and weather in or block it out. The supporting structures can be custom configured, or the panels can be added to existing structures. For details, click here.
Pebble Technology (Scottsdale, AZ) has added concrete bowls to its product mix. Offered in five styles (fire only, planter only, fire with water, planter with water and water alone) in three shapes and three colors, the bowls are designed for reduced weight and great strength. Water models include copper spillways; fire models work with gas or propane. For details, click here.
Ledge Lounger (Houston, TX) offers in-pool chaises to provide contoured, comfortable places to relax on shallow-water ledges within both commercial and residential swimming pools. Made from durable, color-stabilized material, the contoured seats are made for ledges up to nine inches deep; resist chemicals and weather; and are available in 11 colors. For details, click here.
Advantage Manufacturing (Tustin, CA) offers a fire-pump cart for use in property protection before the fire department arrives. Designed to draw water from available pools, ponds and other waterfeatures, the durable gas-powered unit comes with a 20-foot suction hose fitted with a strainer and a 25-foot-long discharge hose with an adjustable nozzle. For details, click here.
Backyard X-Scapes (San Diego, CA) supplies Mexican thatch for use in creating tiki bars, gazebos, umbrellas and more. The material, which is made up of woven palm leaves, comes as panels, runner rolls and top cones that are easy to install and durable enough for long-term outdoor use. The surface also sheds water, making it an ideal roofing material. For details, click here.
Lightcraft Outdoor Environments (Chatsworth, CA) has upgraded its 12-volt LED S14 Bistro Lamps, now with sealed construction and improved circuitry. Sold by the foot and available with 24-inch spacing between sockets, the strings are also available as 120-volt systems; with shades; and with optional 15-inch spacing between sockets. For details, click here.
Crystal Fountains (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) has implemented an RGBW option throughout its LED lighting lines, expanding the available lighting palette in products such as the LED 260 light (depicted here) to include up to 4.2 billion unique color combinations. The key is the addition of a white diode that allows for a fuller color spectrum. For details, click here.
D&D Technologies (Huntington Beach, CA) offers two models of the MagnaLatch Series 3 magnetic child-safety gate latch for use with barriers around watershapes. Made in Top Pull and Vertical Pull versions, the products’ mechanisms are beyond a toddler’s reach and include flashing lights and alarms to alert adults to the fact that the gate is in use. For details, click here.
PAL Lighting USA (Tucson, AZ) has introduced the Touch 5 wireless control. Designed with five separate channels operated by touch from a remote handset, smart phone or tablet, the unit has one channel dedicated to lighting control (and remembers the last color, speed and brightness settings) and four others to cover pumps, blowers, valves and more. For details, click here.