February 19, 2018

Outdoor Living

Emphasizing the Outdoors in Building

Made in the Shade

Bali lounge with top
Bali lounge with top, $9,735; without top, $8,345

Miami-based Tuuci produces high-end umbrellas and shade structures from cabanas to curtain-engulfed privacy lounges complete with outdoor bedding. Its Bali lounge has a bed-lounge combo with all-weather cushions and Sunbrella fabric. It features Tuuci’s DuraTeak framing and stainless steel and chrome components. It also comes with a sunroof option to the traditional canopy top. The company has received several awards from the Summer and Casual Furniture Manufacturing Association as well as from the International Interior Design Association for its innovative designs.

Watching the Stars

Runco weatherproof TV
42-inch Runco TV, $8,995

George Liu started his audio/video business, AVS South, in Tampa nearly 25 years ago and has been installing TVs outdoors for 10 years. But there were some key limitations and challenges — until now. Runco, a high-end home theater equipment company, has introduced a weatherproof TV, borrowing technology from the marine market. The flat panel, super bright TV will be available this fall.

Hampton Bay's Solar Hurricane Lamp
Solar Hurricane, $39.97


Hampton Bay’s Solar Hurricane table lamp is solar-powered and includes two bright LED lights that stay lit up to 10 hours. Its St. Laurent rechargeable table lamp, also solar-powered, comes with a charger/adaptor.

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