With a history spanning at least 5,000 years, you might expect the novelty of wicker furniture to have worn off by now. But to the contrary, modern wicker outdoor furniture is more stylish, comfortable and durable than at any point in its considerable past.
Trends are notoriously difficult to predict, even for those closest to the subject in question; we all know hot fashions can go out of style in the blink of an eye. On the other hand, sometimes emerging trends are impossible to miss. As outdoor furniture insiders, we're receiving some clear signals as to what's going to be in vogue for 2013.
Like many industries, outdoor lighting has seen it's fair share of new gadgets, gizmos and trends over the years. Some work, some fade - no pun intended. A new technology has now entered the market that looks to provide a simple solution to an old patio lighting problem: How do you light your patio without stringing wires all over the place? The answer: thermoelectric power.
Barbecuing has been an American staple since the onset of America itself, although its roots go back much further. Basically from the moment fire was discovered and mankind grew tired of food born illnesses meat has been cooked. Smoking meat was a primitive way of keeping a freshly butchered animal from spoiling. The smoke kept the insects away and the heat allowed the meat to slowly cook extending its “best-if-used-by” date considerably. The Arawak people would build wooden structures to roast meat while burying pigs in fire pits was popular amongst Polynesian Islanders.
For over 60 years, OW Lee Company has been known for producing some of the finest high-quality wrought iron patio furniture available. With all of the changes in the casual furniture industry over the years, companies like OW Lee have continued to lead by remaining committed to high standards. In an effort to learn more about the company and their principles, we contacted Terri Lee Rogers, President of OW Lee, with a few questions.
With Memorial Day quickly approaching, getting your outdoor patio spaces for guests is probably a little higher up on your to-do list. Whether you're planning a small barbecue for a group of close friends or a large family gathering, we've put together a small list of items that we think will help make your party a success.