Hi, I'm Mat. Mat

We encourage a little bit of kitsch every now and again, especially when it's functional. The Hi, I'm Mat. Mat ($18) is the perfect thing to make us smile when we're coming and going. Plus, it leaves the door wide open for jokes about walking... [More]

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Napali Folding Clear Kayak

Kayaking is our number one water sport of choice. Well, it's actually the only water sport we've tried, but if you've ever kayaked, you know what a blast it is! Who knew sitting in a tiny plastic boat in the middle of a lake could... [More]

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Flip-Flop Door Mat

How many pairs of flip-flops do you go through in the average spring/summer season - about 20, yeah us too! Well those worn out flip-flops have to go somewhere, (preferably not the landfill) and now we know where! The Flip-Flop Mat ($46) is a colorful... [More]

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Customizable Tool Caddy

Our tools and gardening supplies kick ass just as much as those silly dirty wrenches and screwdrivers that the boys get to lug around, except ours deserve a prettier house. The Customizable Tool Caddy ($48) is available in hundreds of designs, fonts, colors, icons and... [More]

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Branch Skewers

Most people might look at these Branch Skewers ($20 for 2) and think "cool, this'll make grilling and eating kabobs easier." We look at 'em and think "9 toasted marshmallows AT ONCE!!... [More]

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Wavefarer Board Shorts

Finding the perfect summer dress is a lot easier than snagging a stylish pair of shorts. Active gals will twist and shout for the adorable and durable Wavefarer Board Shorts by Patagonia. Quick dry times promised by this model are enough to make those on-the-go... [More]

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You Tell Us - Bat Conservatory House

Some of us are, well, scaredy cats when it comes to bats. We know the idea of the Bat Conservatory House ($55) is brilliant - those guys can eat up to 600 mosquitoes and other insects in an hour. This is great, we hate getting... [More]

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Go Collection Porch Swing

Swing life away on the Go Collection Porch Swing ($850). This take on the classic chairs and swings of the 40s and 50s is made of recycled plastic reclaimed from milk jugs. Comfortable and maintenance free, you'll enjoy years of simple outside enjoyment. Fresh air... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Outdoor Storage Benches for Frances

Frances wrote us to say, "Hey guys, I've been reading your blog everyday for about 2 years and I always find the coolest stuff on here. Sooooo I was hoping you guys could help me out. I just bought this adorable little townhouse with my... [More]

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Calla Lily Chair

We don't need everything in our yards to be Earth shattering, but we appreciate elegance. Gals that are more on the conservative side are sure to go for the Calla Lily Chair ($198). This feminine design has ergonomic comfort and weatherproofing built right in. And... [More]

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Misty Mate Patio Mister

If you're like us, most of you have been living under oppressive heat for the past few weeks, with sadly, no end in sight. We refuse to sacrifice our outdoor time just because Mother Nature won't cooperate with our needs - so we're taking matters... [More]

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Bubble Rain Umbrella

Call us crazy but sometimes we like rainy days. Don't worry, we're not about to burst out into song a la Catherine Deneuve in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, but watching the rain can be quite fun. Why should we be deprived of that just because... [More]

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Hanging Hammock Sky Swing Chair

This could be the new dad comfy chair throne, but we want it for ourselves! Just looking at the summer-bright deluxe rainbow Hanging Hammock Sky Swing Chair ($85) takes us to a relaxed state of mind. We're thinking this extra wide seat leaves room for... [More]

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Wire and Gauze Lanterns

The Wire and Gauze Lanterns ($26) by Pearl River may have single handedly made us want to have a Moroccan dinner party. We could make a feast for bellies and a feast for the eyes with dramatic lights from multicolored linen guaze behind the wire... [More]

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Modern Mailbox

In spite of all of the modern communications technologies out there, truly nothing can compare to the thrill of physical mail, from magazines, to letters, heck, even to some bills (especially those fabulous tax refund checks), it's always exciting to open that mailbox to see... [More]

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Coleman Steel-Belted Cooler

When figuring out your summer camping equipment, the classics are sometimes the best. We were thrilled that LL Bean decided to continue selling the Coleman Steel-Belted Cooler ($139). It first premiered in 1954 and has been a staple in many childhood memories. Oh, and its... [More]

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Giant Cushion

No, bigger is not always better. But when it comes to a preppy, striped, giant pillow meant for lounging inside and out, sometimes it is. Thank goodness London-based Runaway Coast sells the Giant Cushion (£95.00) for a pretty reasonable sum. The promise of relaxation and... [More]

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Roberti Rattan Wicker Bench

Wicker, comfort's natural enemy, is rarely on our wish list, although the elegant Roberti Rattan Wicker Bench ($Inquire) is a rare exception to our style rules. Featured in the Milan International Furniture Fair, this will likely be way out of our price range, but we... [More]

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Color Wheel Umbrella

Nobody had better rain on your parade, right? Well we love that idea too, but the truth is, sometimes rain happens and the best we can do is break out our wellington boots, our Audrey Hepburn-approved trench coat, and MoMA's Color Wheel Umbrella ($40). Find... [More]

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Artist Series Deck Chairs

Planning on lounging in the sun this summer? Well then, it's time to get yourself a deck chair, and conveniently, there's a whole slew of awesome ones in the Artist Series at Artware. Our personal favorite is this Sir Peter Blake Deck Chair ($375) because... [More]

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