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Creative Outdoor Solutions

Landscape Design: COS Design. Photos: Tim Turner Photography. Copyright COS Design
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msk823 wrote:
Where can you buy those squares stones? and how much?
   Comment   September 27, 2012
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kakswr
what is in the windows
November 22, 2013 at 8:01pm   
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C.O.S Design
It's not a window. It's a Light-box with laser cut pattern in it which is mounted to the wall. It's available from www.entanglements.com.au
November 24, 2013 at 2:57pm   
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beckyg63 wrote:
Wood under benches? - Wood piles are full of icky bugs. Do you really think putting the wood under whwere you sit is a good idea? Or is this just one of those photographer things like putting a chair covered in books in the bathroom?
   Comment   September 24, 2012
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I'm not sure what you question is implying. Its not a photographer trick, this is how we construct a lot of our fire benches. Gardens have bugs, that's a fact of life, nothing you do will get bugs out, its nature and natural. We prefer turning the wood storage into a feature and being close to the fire for ease of use. Alternatively the clients will have another wood storage area elsewhere as to no destroy the look.
September 24, 2012 at 4:22pm     
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goodchick wrote:
lighted "scene" on the home's wall? - your lighting is incredible in all of your projects! ... and the wood storage!! please, what does the rectangular inset on the back wall contain? or is it an illusion...
   Comment   September 24, 2012
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panerai1
Any chance you could reveal the lighting manufacture or part # for the under bench light? Thanks!
January 19, 2013 at 12:36pm   
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We use LightStrip Product Number GANL-LS available from Gardens At Night - www.gan.com.au
January 20, 2013 at 1:36pm   
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deedeelouise wrote:
Please identify the plants in between the concrete slabs. Thank you!
   Comment   September 23, 2012
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deedeelouise
Sounds good, we will... thanks again! Btw, I see you used a sago palm in the round saucer planter. They are common here (coastal South Carolina, USA) so I will assume the ground covers you describe will do ok here also?
September 23, 2012 at 6:54pm   
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Not a Sago but a Cycad Palm but yes, pretty durable little plants and would have thought very similar climates. We are based in Melbourne which doesn't get as hot and humid as other parts of the country.
September 23, 2012 at 7:03pm   
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Katya Popova added this to Firewood Kindles Summer Style
The rough texture of your firewood can make an effortless statement when lit properly. Provide a lighting source, such as an overhead fixture, to showcase every grain.Tell us: What do you do with your firewood in the summer? Have you found particular storage options that are both practical and pretty? Leave a comment below!More:Turn Your Firewood Into a Focal PointDress Up Your Hearth for Fireplace SeasonMake Your Fireplace the Focal Point
Get creative with your firewood display. If you have a fire pit or bowl in your yard, you'll need somewhere to keep wood. I love the idea of stacking it beneath long benches (as shown here) for a sleek, modern display that also protects the wood from the elements.
Steven Corley Randel, Architect added this to Light Your Landscape for Drama and Function
Accent the unexpected. The underside of this contemporary concrete bench provides storage for the fire-pit wood. The surprising lighting underneath visually lifts the bench and provides soft, indirect light.

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