Linha Combine Portable Table Set

Bamboo rounds stack up in an eco-friendly approach to picnics

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. Linha Combine features Bambootube, a fibrous material made from bamboo and rice husks, and the design looks to be riffing on the ubiquitous Indian dabbawala lunch tin. Cups, plates and bowls …

Part-time Picnic by Welcome Companions

A collection of leather bags inspired by an afternoon on the grass

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 and intellectuals alike, inspired by Rene Crevel’s surrealist novel, “Babylon”. Broughton’s newest concept once again presents aesthetically strong pieces with a decidedly non-serious sense of fun. The 12-piece “Part-Time Picnic” …