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 wine from cage cups as they recline on similar chairs. French courtesans adjust their bodices, 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 … Continue reading The Chaise: A Long History


8 Spring Yard Cleanup Tips

Bees buzz about lazily, lighting on leaves. Trees that were bare two months ago suddenly burst with bright green leaves. Colorful flowers open each morning to greet the day. While the ushering in of spring not only promises warmer weather and longer, light-filled days, it also means backyard barbecues, plenty of outdoor play for the kids, and a little maintenance to get your yard ready … Continue reading 8 Spring Yard Cleanup Tips


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