Pondless Backyard Fountain Pond and Waterfall. Even without the fountain, which in Az will grow algae like nobody's business, I think the idea of softening up the patio with a little rock garden with plants mixed in.
DM House by Guilherme Torres Sao Paulo Architecture, indoor/outdoor living in this colourful house in Brazil with it's mix of mid century style furniture & rugs all done up in bright colours that play off the tropical vegetation outside
Contemporary landscape by Integration Design Studio, Landscape Architects: concrete planter box for privacy screen plants. If you can contain bamboo in the concrete container, this would be an awesome privacy screen.