Featherock (Chatsworth, CA) provides Fire Pit Rock made of pumice. Available in large (800-pound) and small (150-pound) sacks or in bulk, the lightweight material is safe at high temperatures, will not crack or explode and comes in charcoal-colored pieces in either a three-to-six inch ‘Firepit’ form or a more uniform, hand-sorted four-inch ‘Fist’ form. For details, click here.
Spark Modern Fires (Bethel, CT) has launched a line of Fire Windows that offer two-sided views of a ribbon of fire. The units are designed for indoor, outdoor or indoor/outdoor installations, operate at 95 percent efficiencies and are available in three-, four-, five- and six-foot lengths. They also feature stainless steel construction and install quickly and easily. For details, click here.
QCP (Norco, CA) manufactures Slab, a precast-concrete fire feature available in a variety of colors and finishes. With a choice of natural gas or propane and a heat output of up to 90,000 Btus, the units comes in six-, eight- or ten-foot lengths and offer battery-powered pushbutton starters, manual flame-height adjustments and rolled-lava rock infill. For details, click here.
D&D Technologies (Huntington Beach, CA) manufactures TruClose Regular – Standard, a self-closing hinge designed for use with gates weighing up to 66 pounds. The unit allows for fast, easy installation with tension adjustments on either end and is designed with aesthetics in mind: no visible fasteners, optional decorative trim covers and stylish looks. For details, click here.
CMP (Newnan, GA) has introduced the Brilliant Wonders LED Lighting Control, the first such unit with an interactive, digital LCD screen. Designed to control lights, create schedules and set up custom shows with ease, the unit may be installed indoors or out in place of a standard light switch and is compatible with most LED pool lights. For details, click here.
Tension Structures (Cerritos, CA) makes tensile fabric structures with a variety of free-form canopy designs and in a range of sizes and colors. Using membranes such as PTFE-coated fiberglass or PVC to diffuse daylight, the lightweight, durable systems are engineered to meet all structural, flame retardant, weather-proofing and natural-force requirements. For details, click here.
ToddPod (Manahawkin, NJ) produces double-stall outdoor showers, offering full privacy with the convenience of a changing room separated from the shower by a partition wall that keeps clothes dry. The door can be placed in any location and opened in any direction to suit specific needs. Accessories including benches, towel bars and hooks are available. For details, click here.
Fountains Unique (Laguna Hills, CA) has added Tuscany Spill Bowls to its line of decorative fountain products. Using natural colors and textures, the bowls feature a variety of scupper configurations – from a wide center scupper to triple scuppers at either 45- or 90-degree angles – and come in a variety of colors and diameters from 21 to 39 inches. For details, click here.
Paloform (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) offers Caldera outdoor fire pits for residential and commercial applications. Formed using Corten steel, the 45-inch-square, 12-inch high units are pre-weathered for an even patina and may be ordered for wood burning or for use with natural gas or propane burners with manual or automated ignition systems. For details, click here.
Oreq Corp. (Temecula, CA) has introduced Travertine Urns by Custom Cascades. Water fills the bowl to create a sheer stream that flows from the spout; there’s also an optional spill edge with a lip designed to carry water away from the wall to eliminate calcium buildup. The units have 1-1/2-inch inlets on the bottom and also come in brass or copper. For details, click here.
Amish Country Gazebos (Manheim, PA) packages wooden and vinyl pergola kits for residential and commercial applications. Available in two styles (Classic in southern yellow pine or vinyl and Montana in cedar or vinyl), the kits arrive complete and ready to install, including posts, headers, rafters and stringers engineered so no braces are required. For details, click here.
Tensile Shade Products (Tucson, AZ) manufactures Sunami shade structures. Available in two sizes (roughly 17 by 12 feet and 21 by 25 feet) the units are made from steel and a knitted HDPE fabric available in 18 colors. They can be installed either singly or in groups to create sculptural compositions, and the fabric is easily removed for winter storage. For details, click here.
La Siesta (Jugenheim, Germany) imports and exports Orquídea Lagoon, a single-person hammock with the fresh blue colors of the ocean. Produced in Colombia using pure, high-quality cotton, the support system includes a large number of cords to ensure optimal weight distribution, comfort and durability and has reinforced edges for tear-resistance. For details, click here.