Summer Camping Essentials
It's not summer until you've made an escape to the great outdoors—and maybe cooked a S'more on an open fire. As we quickly approach August, those in the Northern Hemisphere are taking time out in the wilderness; floating in rivers, hiking, and swimming...
Toolbox BBQ
Made to look just like a toolbox, Suck UK's portable BBQ makes for superior picnics and camping. Featuring a grill, warming rack and storage tray, it folds up just like a regular toolbox for easy transportation. With a removable fuel tray for charcoal...
Sand Escape Beach Blanket
This huge beach blanket is big enough to fit the whole gang (it measures nine by seven feet) but packs down into its own little bag, making it super-easy to transport from beach to park—whether you're cycling or taking the bus. Made from parachute...
S'More Roaster
No camping (or staycation) adventure is complete without a fire, and no campfire is complete without s'mores. But sometimes cooking the sweet treat can be difficult, not to mention messy, with skewers and sticks. Essentially three little cages with...
A Guide to Summer Eating and Entertaining
The season of summer entertaining is upon those of us in the northern hemisphere, and with that our consumption (and decorating) habits change. With our guide to summer entertaining and eating, we've selected food and food-related items that can help...
Green Chambray Apron
Made from gently crafted, banshu woven 100% cotton, this Japan-made apron is perfect for all your spring and summer cooking adventures—whether grilling outdoors or concocting a breakfast smoothie. With two deep pockets to keep all your culinary tools...
Corn Holder Sets
One of the great joys associated with corn on the cob is the opportunity to sink your teeth in—grabbing up vegetable, salt and butter. For those who love to layer the seasoning on, keeping one's fingers clean can be problematic. With both weenie dog...
Warm Weather Lawn Games
The warm weather stirs up a restlessness in all of us. Once you've finished up your picnic in the park or grilling in the yard, turn to these lawn games for easy group entertainment—no WiFi required. Lumbürr Co Six-Pack-O-Kubb While the origins...
Summer Picnic Essentials
It's not officially summer until you've brought the party outdoors, but a really memorable picnic is more than paper plates and snacks. From games to speakers, bowls to coolers, we've selected some of the best new products to make your al fresco adventure...
Leather & Copper Strap Basket
The Leather & Copper Strap Basket from Alissia Melka-Teichroew of byAMT and Thomas Im of Mimot is a merger of creative minds. Designed in collaboration after each artist admired the other's work at neighboring tradeshow booths, the object features...
Terrazas Wines for Summer BBQs
Asado is the national dish of Argentina, and the word represents two separate meanings: first, a broad range of techniques associated with cooking barbecue and the traditional dish that ensues, and second, the actual barbecue event. Though the country...
Awning Stripe Paper Beverage Caddy
Pack up your home brews or an assortment of your favorite craft beers in this paper drinks caddy. The "awning stripe" adds an element of refinement any time of year.
Pro-Idee's Camping Cutlery
Camping season is upon the Northern Hemisphere and when you want to travel light, every item counts. From biodegradable utensils to a set that folds up into a pocket knife, we've come across a few appealing designs in portable cutlery. The newest...
PetNic Basket by Miriam Mirri for Alessi
Rounding out celebrated designer Miriam Mirri's ever popular range of accessories for dogs and cats (with uses extending beyond the world of pet owners), Italian brand Alessi now offers the PetNic Basket. This carryall is charming and handy, with...
Off the Grid
Off the Grid takes food trucking in the Bay Area to the next level. What started in 2010 as an idea to group food truck vendors has turned into a one-of-a-kind dining experience with a cult following. Off the Grid takes place all over San Francisco...
Linha Combine Portable Table Set
Brazilian design company Bold announced this week Linha Combine, an all-in-one set for transporting family-style meals. During the presentation at Rio+Design, we were struck by the combination of sharp design, eco-consciousness and material innovation...
Part-time Picnic by Welcome Companions
by Vivianne Lapointe Fascinated by how unexpected shapes can be transformed into functional accessories, Laurel Consuelo Broughton launched Welcome Companions in 2011. Her debut Mr. Knife, Miss Fork collection was well received by fashion hounds...
The Modern Picnic
When the weather complies, a picnic represents near ultimate sensory satisfaction. Snacking and sipping, mingling with the beauty of the great outdoors, and basking in the warm seasonal glow—the tradition has all the romance of camping without...
Le Dîner en Blanc
Good weather in Paris always brings out an army of picnickers carrying folding chairs and baskets. But when Parisians-in-the-know descended on the Louvre courtyard last week, they were actually participating in an annual dining event that's some...