May we introduce Maya Sunny Honey; a beautiful, unique brand working off the simple idea that’s nature’s already got it covered. Based in NSW Maya Sunny Honey have designed bespoke jars that act as mini beehives. Anywhere between 450-500 bees work in each jar to build an individual honeycomb, that is then sealed, labelled (beautifully I might add) and delivered to us. It’s pure, unpasteurized, unheated and unprocessed. It’s real honey, simple as that.
We’ve recently stumbled across the most excellent invention. Eco friendly graffiti. It’s brilliant. Essentially all you need is some moss and water, mix it up in a blender to form a paste and get painting your graffiti on a textured surface. Brick walls and timber seem to work best, and it helps if it’s a damp area as well. If you’d like a few more specifics on the how to check out Environmental graffiti. We’re trialling some on our Waterloo showroom entrance so we’ll let you know if it’s a raging success. In the meantime, why not enjoy some other creatives moss masterpieces? They’re sure to make you smile
Welcome to | An Outdoor Life by Eco Outdoor.
We’re an eco inspired lifestyle store. We source natural stone flooring & walling, together with outdoor furniture, lighting and accessories.
Like most people who work within the architectural and design industry, we love design in all forms. Most of us are into typography and vintage chairs, some of us love craft and . . some of us not so much. A few of us are into photography and online gaming, while others geek out over street art, anything from the Helvetica font family and writing in third person. Either way, we all like what we do and share a passion for outdoor style.
| An Outdoor Life is where we store our inspiration.
We hope you find a little goodness here.
I found a gorgeous little book today that I’m going to try and get into our stores. It’s by a man named John-Paul Flintoff and it’s titled “How to change the world”. I haven’t read it yet but all the reviews are fantastic and I did find a little video to watch if you’re interested, I’ve posted it here.
In the video John-Paul talks about how meaningful and satisfying it is to have a life task, something that you really care passionately about and are engaged in. He speaks of his own passion about getting people to grow their own food [spurred on by his fear of the world's declining food production etc] and one quote which really resonated with me was.
“The key is not to make despair convincing, it’s to make hope possible”. I’m going to try and get them into stores, I’ll let you know when we get hold of a few copies.
Just last week we hosted an industry night in our Sydney Brookvale showroom. We had a fantastic turn out, had some delicious food, plenty of drink (of course!) and had 5 separate work stations set up to talk with our guests about current hot topics in the industry. Paul Buckley from Mapei spoke about Australian standards with stone wall install, and the importance of using the right glues and mechanical fixings. Micheal Cooke in collaboration with Alpine Nurseries took us through coastal planting perfect for Sydney with a range of unusual and stunning plants. Simon Bailey from BTS and John Cordwell from Dry Treat explained the importance of dip sealing stone, and the best way to clean and finish an install job and Nat from Gardens at Night had us all enchanted with expert outdoor lighting and hints and tips for getting the very best out of your garden, 24 hours a day. Last but not least, our very own Ashley Evans and Massimo Francioni spoke about some stone innovations from Eco and our new range of products. A massive thank you goes out to both the presenters as well as all the people who attended the night. Run in conjunction with the LNA we reckon the night was a great success!
The Eco Outdoor team in Perth attended the Landscape Industries Association awards night this August, and were pleasantly surprised to be nominated as a finalist for “Supplier of the Year” at the Landscape Industries Association of Western Australia (LIAWA) Awards. To be nominated LIAWA members submit their votes, so we are very happy that our landscape clients voted for Eco Outdoor especially as we have only been open for business in Western Australia for just over 12 months. The MC for the night Jack Hanbury noted for “great customer service, fantastic showroom, good product knowledge, friendly proactive trade service.. And great coffee!”