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Fave 5: Summer Design Necessities

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It may be August, but there’s still plenty of time to sneak in some summer fun if you haven’t already. Whether you’re leaving on a jet plane, packing the car for a day at the beach or having friends over for a backyard BBQ, these five favorite design pieces are worth stowing away or keeping on hand to make the most of these lingering sunny days. Happy summer, indeed.

Parrot Sommelier Corkscrew by Alessandro Mendini for Alessi

PAAAIAKEOHNKIFDGDon’t get caught unprepared to the party. Able to take on corks and caps this fun fowl will make sure you are hydrated wherever you are. It tucks away easily and makes a great conversation piece in a camping box or checked bag.

Fatboy Picnic Lounger by Fatboy

Fatboy Picnic Lounge By FatboyTake the Axminster out. Patterned like a classic oriental rug, this off-roader makes a perfect landing spot in the beach or in the park. It’s ready-made for outdoor fun, with pegs to keep in in place as well as a space for putting through an umbrella. Best of all, it all packs away beautifully.

UMA LED Sound Lantern

PABP123768_alt07Up your outdoor game. This two-for-one gives you outdoor ambiance in spades. A combination wireless speaker and lantern works to create the perfect mood from a romantic beach date for two or a campfire sing along with the whole family. It’s a Bluetooth-enabled device that is easily controlled from the touch controls on top.

AC 01 Alarm Clock by Jasper Morrison for Punkt

ac01Don’t miss a second. While we can all use a few extra hours in bed you don’t want to take miss your whole vacation with late mornings. A handsome alarm clock will ensure you start your days in a pleasant way and you don’t miss a single summer activity.

Meno Home Bag by Harri Koskinen for Iittala

ITTP86326 Making storage just that much more stylish. The polyester felt material is both durable and a great looking way to make sure you get everything along for the ride. They also fold up flat when not needed. Keep one in the car to make sure you are always ready for whatever the road brings.

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