For many of us, a phone & the palm of our hand are all the desk we need but for those with more European tendencies, this clever, railing-mounted balcony desk is a great alternative. It’s made of lightweight, recyclable plastic with enough space for your laptop, water bottle, & other “working from home” essentials. Like a wineglass. Or a race program.
One quick google search on the dangers of DEET and you’ll see why this portable tabletop mosquito repeller is a much better option. The 6-inch tall, AA-battery powered unit emits a safe, floral scent of geranium, peppermint, & lemongrass, essential oils that naturally repel mosquitoes, gnats, & midges without the use of any toxins that can damage your nervous system.
Here’s one from the “You Might Be A Redneck” file: This handmade bench is built using reclaimed wood from pallets and a vintage tailgate from a pickup truck. NV Custom Furniture makes ’em to order. Choose a Chevy, Ford, or GMC tailgate and pick from their rainbow of paint and wood finish colors.
This inflatable circular lounge seats 30, an ideal addition to your next backyard bash. If mother-in-law is coming, she can easily blow this badboy up but if she’s still in treatment, no worries, it comes with an electric pump that will inflate it in just 10 minutes, and the pump won’t overdo it on the Mojitos and make a scene.
Made from upcycled clear glass bottles and fitted with copper-top wicks, these stylish table-top tiki torches will make your summer parties glow deep into the night.
If you’re in the throes of your “new age naturalist” phase but a backyard flock of chickens is just too much for you, beekeeping is a great alternative. Williams-Sonoma offers a complete backyard starter kit that includes the hive and all the essential tools to get you going.
Have trouble getting relaxed? Maybe you should pour a stiff one and ease yourself into a hammock in the backyard. You’ll be amazed at what happens. Yellow Leaf makes durable, colorful, sustainably crafted hammocks in a whole range of sizes and colors. When you’re ready to just hang out, this is what you need. Source
Bavarians don’t just know how to brew beer, they know how to consume it, too. In summer, they do it outside: in the village square or up in the alpine meadows sitting on long wooden picnic tables. These vintage Biergarten tables with benches are the real deal. Made of sturdy wood and steel and weathered to a charming patina by drunk German asses.