Solar Tealights

It's been so warm lately that we're enjoying our al fresco dining long after the sun has set. It's great for enjoying the (slightly) more comfortable temperatures, but less than ideal for actually seeing what we're putting in our mouths. We're bringing in a little... [More]

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AK47 Blade Wood Storage

It seems completely plausible that a person would come home from a hard day at the office, kick off only his shoes, and promptly begin checking his Facebook feed on the iPhone while leaning artfully against this AK47 Blade Wood Storage unit ($1,132). Completely. No... [More]

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Edmond Chaise

Lie poolside in style on the Edmond Chaise ($799). The sunny yellow cushions are waterproof, so you can come and go from the water, as you please, without leaving behind a seat full of dampness. The only thing that could make this modern chaise better... [More]

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Stars & Moon Big Sky Fire Pit

Want the stars to align for your summer bonfire and keep the rains at bay? Up your celestial favor factor by toasting s'mores (burnt offerings, you know?) over the Stars & Moon Big Sky Fire Pit ($166). And please, invite us over? We're in the... [More]

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BODUM FYRKAT Charcoal Grill

Show the guys you know your way around a grill by using a FYRKAT ($70-80) as you tailgate this season. Of course, we know you've already shown them up flipping burgers and veggie pockets on your last camping trip, but a little reminder that you're... [More]

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Utopia Bird Feeders

These lovely glass Utopia Bird Feeders ($68) look pretty even when they're embellished with an array of obviously fake birds, as in this Martha-worthy photo. Just imagine how much better they'll be hanging in your backyard with real, honest-to-goodness birds flocking around them. They will... [More]

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Curly Dog Roasting Sticks

These Curly Dog Roasting Sticks ($22 for 2) might seem unnecessary at first, but have you ever poked yourself with a traditional roasting stick? Or accidentally split your hot dog in two because you jabbed it at the wrong angle? The memories are coming back... [More]

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SunWorks Solar Food Dryer Kit

We can all appreciate the awesomeness of drying fresh fruits and vegetables. It's a healthy, tasty way to eat local produce all year without overstuffing your freezer. The whole process gets even more earth-friendly when you do it without electricity. This SunWorks Solar Food Dryer... [More]

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Pretzel Pool Float

We. Love. Carbs. We love them so much that we dream about diving mouth-first into a pool filled with pasta, doughnuts, sourdough rolls and soft pretzels. While we realize that's not even a remote possibility, we're satisfying our carby fantasy by floating around on this... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Floating Flower Light

Add ambiance to your pool by tossing in a few Floating Flower Lights ($7 each). Each plastic lotus light has a long-lasting votive so you can party by candlelight all night long. Just don't, you know, splash too much. Water tends to put a damper... [More]

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Handmade Carved Oak Rope Swing

We really could spend all day swinging on this Handmade Carved Oak Rope Swing ($200). We're totally digging the retro-vibe and clean design. The only thing that could make a summer afternoon on this swing any better would be a Big Stick (or three) to... [More]

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Parker Lantern

Part the colorful wires on these Parker Lanterns ($10, on sale), put in some scented candles, light 'em, and hang them on your balcony to give your al fresco dinner the perfect ambience. And though these lanterns look like funky bird cages, we suggest letting... [More]

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Design Your Own Birdhouse

Our twelve-year-old niece is coming to visit this weekend and we're working on ideas for ways to entertain her. We thought she might like to come with us to some of our favorite hangouts, but then we realized that a lot of those are bars.... [More]

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Outdoor Firelights by Sebastian Holmbäck and Ulrik Nordentoft

We all have that one friend who gets a little too festive at summer barbecues and starts running around claiming that the fire-breathing trick they learned at summer camp "is totally the coolest (indiscernible babbling)!!!!" Stop them from burning your house down by setting up... [More]

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Laguna Concrete Fire Column

Restoration Hardware calls this item a "Concrete Fire Column" ($129), but we know it by a different name: Anytime S'mores Enabler.... [More]

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Flower Garden Outdoor Pillow

If you're not the green-thumb type, no worries! Adorn your outdoor spaces with a few of these Flower Garden Outdoor Pillows ($49) instead. They'll bring depth and texture to your decor, and since polyester poppies don't stain, wither, or die, they'll stay cheerful all year.... [More]

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Chill It Beer Cooler Bag

We keep one of these Chill It Beer Cooler Bags ($15) in the freezer. When we head out to do our weekend errands, we take it with us. That way, when we hit up the liquor store for our favorite summer sampler, we can keep... [More]

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Pottery Barn Kool Ultra Floating Tray

Forget foam noodles. The best thing we're buying for our next pool party is the Kool Ultra Floating Tray ($54, on sale). One side features a game board (checkers included) and the other has nine holes with differing diameters, perfect for snacks and drinks. We'll... [More]

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Charcoal Companion Mini Burger Grill Set

It makes us feel better about ourselves when we grill up burgers using a sliders set ($15 on sale). We can make nine small burgers at a time, eating one or two three or four. Because they're tiny, we somehow manage to kid ourselves into... [More]

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Boho Double Wine Glass Holder

Park your butt in a beach chair and your wine in the Boho Double Wine Glass Holder ($50) by stripeycity and you're on your way to an evening of relaxation. We don't get down to the beach during twilight as often as we'd like, but... [More]

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