T+L Reports: Backyard Bali
Skip the Weber grill and lose the pink flamingos. Instead, bring a little bit of Asia to your patio with a bale, a Balinese pavilion made of bamboo and an ylang-ylang-grass thatched roof. Fashioned after traditional Indonesian living quarters by jewelry and interior designer John Hardy, who has made Bali his home for 27 years, the 130-square-foot retreat goes for $15,000 and is ready for on-site installation (a carpenter is dispatched from Bali to assemble it). Each comes with sheer curtains for breezy privacy, mats and pillows covered in boldly colored cotton, and a portable bamboo serving table for island-inspired entertaining—though Hardy has yet to create a tarp for the rainy season. John Hardy, 69 Mercer St., New York City; 866/454-2739; www.johnhardy.com.