Paving: BGU University Entrance Square by Chyutin Architects
burle marx landscape patterns might make interesting clay tiles...
Clever Garden Shed Storage Idea
Hidden doors -- This company makes cabinets, bookshelves and anything you can think of that fits your existing doorjambs thus hiding the door (and also making use of the space). If you click through checkout the "gun cabinet" door. Lots of great ideas.
Oak furniture for the garden And I've got an amazing Uncle who is talented enough to be able to make this. Not that I'm sucking up Uncle Bill but just in case forget the porch swing, and look into this really cool idea!