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September 7, 2012

WIN $75 TO KEEP WARM THIS WINTER!

Last night I was watching the movie Coming to America. All of my windows were open because it was sweltering outside and the A/C was on the fritz. Suddenly on screen, there was Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall standing on a cold snowy street full of traffic. It was one of those scenes that instantly evoke the dead of Winter when the holidays are over and April flowers are months away. “Ugh,” I thought. “This will be my world in a couple of months.”

FIREPLACE ENCLOSURES

As I was contemplating the dreariness of February and the stone cold lump it put into my gut, I started to think of how I could prolong a positive outdoor experience despite the cold. Outdoor fireplaces, my friends! And who, but the Norwiegans, could bring us the ultimate winter comfort?  Haugen/Zohar from Norway brought together an invited team of designers and architects to create an enclosed space for fire, storytelling and playing made entirely out of leftover materials from a nearby construction site. It may be a bit of overkill since my backyard is too small for this thing, but I am so there. I want to draw a little picture of myself sitting in this.

 

WIN A $75 GIFT CARD TO HOME DEPOT

To get yourself ready to laugh in the face of the impending cold months, Crane USA is offering the readers of the Crane Blog a chance to win a  $75 gift certificate to Home Depot where you can get your own chiminea or purchase stones to make your own fire pit. ...Or, get whatever warms your heart!  Details of the giveaway are below.  Just log in with your email or Facebook and you will automatically be entered into the contest.

This giveaway has ended - thank you for entering!  Keep Warm!