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 …

Pro-Idee’s Camping Cutlery

An all-incusive knife, fork, spoon and bottle opener set that's no bigger than the palm of your hand

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 addition to catch our eye at CH comes from German mail-order company Pro-Idee, a concept shop with a global eye for innovative products. …

PetNic Basket by Miriam Mirri for Alessi

A vibrantly colored organizer for outings with pets and more

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 defined but thoughtful little details making it more than the average picnic basket. It’s sizable, so owners can stow away anything pet-related and more. Two swinging …