More stories about Design

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    The designers were charged with creating a slice of Bali in Spain

  • Inspired by Nature

    A stunning vanishing-edge pool blends into the river scene outside Montreal

  • Keeping It Eclectic

    A modern spa feels right at home among antiques and curiosities

  • TV Series Showcases Natural Pools

    Will Animal Planet's Pool Master spur awareness of natural swimming ponds?

  • Special Features

    Grottos, waterfeatures, seating and planter pockets require special attention to be functional and appear natural

  • Formations

    When installing artificial rock, professionals must ensure that every rock formation is realistic, compelling and intuitive

  • Cracks

    When expertly administered, cracks add a powerful sense of motion and degradation to artificial rock formations

  • Coloration

    A successful project uses realistic staining, shadow and highlights to convey a powerful sense of aging

  • Rock Solid Principles

    Artificial rock artists share their techniques for forming, cracking and coloring the product for ultimate realism

  • Rock On

    The art and science of artificial rock