Gift Guide: Summer Adventure Essentials

Be prepared for the seasons picnics, beach trips, bike rides and more

As the days get longer and nights stay warmer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), the appeal of spending time by the beach, at the pool, in the park or even the backyard or rooftop grows. While there’s something to be said for a spontaneous trip, being prepared never hurts. From a reclining chair to keep you a couple of inches off the hot sand …

Summer Picnic Essentials

Complete your outdoor dining adventures with these cute and clever products

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 easy, entertaining and a little bit fancy. Nomad Carafe Designed by Hlynur Vagn Atlason, the Nomad Carafe ($40) from MoMA Design Store …

The Sub and The Torp: Heineken Innovations

An interview with the team behind the at-home draft dispenser that keeps brews colder than a refrigerator can

Always ahead in the differentiation game, beer giant Heineken recently unveiled a new way to attract the ever-growing craft beer connoisseur—a home draft beer machine designed in part by celebrated industrial designer Marc Newson. As home brewing and micro breweries continue to pick up steam across the US and Europe, creating a home draft beer machine seems a clever way to bring the brand from …