Fascinated with fire, man has figured out some interesting—not to mention outright dangerous—ways to harness flames over the centuries. But sometimes the most innovative ideas are simplest in nature.
Such is the case with Decorpro's wood-burning Ion fire pit ($1,270), which not only provides light and heat for those in search of outdoor ambience and relaxation, but also—thanks to slits in its heavy gauge steel walls—a compact, easy method for cooking shish-kebobs, rotisserie and roasted marshmallows.
The base of this three-foot high, 185-pound columnar pit is smartly raised off the ground. And they say that because it reaches such high temperatures, over time the automotive-grade gunmetal grey epoxy powder paint will change color, creating a beautiful natural patina.
Looks like the perfect place to encircle every evening possible.