Bring some plant life into your home, 50's-style with the Bullet Planter ($155-$165). While the origins of this terrific retro design are unclear, the compression-molded fiberglass planters look great, and work just as well holding ice and drinks as they do holding dirt and plants.
It started with a simple problem: the sun moves, but umbrellas don't. The Tucci Razor Shade ($1500) is designed with 360-degrees of motion to make sure you always have the most possible shade. Built with tough industrial-strength materials, the shade employs a concrete-filled base, marine anodized aluminum alloy, and UV-stabilized thermo-polymer to provide you with stylish shade year after year.
Spruce up the backyard with an ultra-luxe Take Away Bird Feeder ($55). Your fine feathered friends will thank you as they peck away in style while kicking it in a ball design made from mouth-blown glass. The award-winning design was created by Eva Solo.
There are plenty of in-home bars that are less expensive that this, but if you hit the bottle as often as we do, you'll know its worth it. The Portable Quench Bar Q01 ($7400) combines upscale looks with features like a glass-fronted bottle cooler, sink, drip tray, a bottle rail that can hold 6-7 bottles, a foot rail, and hidden castors. The UV luminous acrylic front panels seal the deal, giving the bar a fantastic look after dark. [Thanks, Matt]
Rid your home of plain, unsightly smoke detectors by replacing them with this Jacob Jensen Smoke Detector ($55). In addition to its striking design, the detector is an ionizing smoke detector, letting it respond quickly to fast growing and particularly hot fires. It also features the standard low-battery warning, a test button, and a mounting plate for easy battery replacement.