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January 2010

Scouting Report:
Creative Spark
Photographs By: 
Christopher Nelson

These cool fire pits and chimineas kindle wintertime entertainment in a flash


1. { BASIC } With an iron spark screen and a hinged door, Fire Sense’s deluxe aluminum chiminea is a safe bet for those who have small children—or don’t want to babysit the flames during big parties. $139 at Home Depot

2. { HIPSTER } Eco-conscious heat-seekers can get stoked about the open Kalalou “Starburst” fire pit, hand-crafted entirely from recycled metal. $199 at The Fire House Casual Living Store

3. { SPLURGE } Even when it’s not aflame, “The Great Bowl O’Fire,” made by artist John T. Unger from recycled steel, is a work of sculptural art. $14,999 at www.johntunger.com

4. { EXCLUSIVE } Designs of ferns and flying creatures are sure to spark conversation among those gathered round The Blue Rooster Company’s “Dragonfly” outdoor fireplace with grilling insert. $390 at www.thebluerooster.com

5. { ARTSY } Roast your ’mallows over the mouth of this Mexican terra-cotta fish that breathes fire and issues smoke from its tail. $129 at Hyams Garden Center




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