The Chaise: A Long History

Marilyn Monroe drapes her voluptuous curves across a chaise lounge as she gazes seductively into the camera snapping her photo. Roman senators sip plum-colored glasses of wine as they recline on similar chairs. French courtesans adjust their tightly bound bosoms, fanning themselves as they catch a short rest. They’re popular both as interior furniture or at the poolside. The chaise lounge—or, what the French more accurately … Continue reading The Chaise: A Long History


Keep Your Yard in Tip-Top Shape for Spring

At the slightest inkling of a temperate day, everyone gravitates to their yards, a caddy of rakes, pruning shears, and a hopeful attitude. As the sun gently bathes your face in its warm, golden light, giving your skin a healthy dose of vitamin D, it’s pretty easy to feel hopeful. Spring, after all, is a time when the earth renews itself, a time of beginnings. … Continue reading Keep Your Yard in Tip-Top Shape for Spring


The Lay of the Lawn: Fun & Games for the Entire Family

In the past, the backyard served as a virtual playroom waiting to be explored. It served as the baseball diamond, the volleyball court, a racecourse for the neighborhood kids. These days it seems that the hours we spend inside are directly proportional to the number of technological devices we possess. So as spring slips into summer and the lawn greens up, what better way than … Continue reading The Lay of the Lawn: Fun & Games for the Entire Family


Celebrating Earth Day 2016

This year marks Earth Day’s 46th anniversary! The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. On April 22,1970 (a day between students’ Spring Break and Final Exams), 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day 2016

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No-Fuss Cleaning Tips from Trex Outdoor Furniture

Remember when, as a kid, you couldn’t wait to grow up and do exciting adult things like staying up late, watching what you want on TV, and eating whatever you want without anyone there to tell you what to do? At age five, or 10, or 15, growing up seemed like such a grand adventure, a milestone we all reached toward. It was hard being … Continue reading No-Fuss Cleaning Tips from Trex Outdoor Furniture