Posted by Jacqui.
Summer has finally arrived – that long awaited icon of the Australian lifestyle is here at last. In Melbourne we have been yearning for the start of summer, it seems, since Easter and right on cue, the first 2 days of the official summer has given us 30º+ maximums. Melburnians have flocked to the beaches and I’m sure there are some tell tale shades of pink fronting at workplaces the state over.
As one of the hardest working cultures in the world its understandable that we want to loosen up, relax, be social, a little bit cheeky and even break a few rules. We want to indulge ourselves in the simple things like beach cricket, backyard barbies and pool parties. Some of us want to use the warm weather to grow our own salad veggies or turn our gardens into outdoor cinemas.
But summer means more than just sunshine, blue skies and clear water, right? Our mood has lifted over spring and we’ve given our homes a spring clean so that we’re ready to open them up to our family and friends or shut down and get away to our favourite local holiday spots. Whatever we do, there’s a different set of ‘things’ needed to really take advantage of summer and designers have been working tirelessly through the colder months to bring us those essentials that really set summer apart from the rest of the year.
Here are a few must haves for summer 13/14.
If the heat is leaving you feeling a little wilted, imagine your poor plants. Treat them to a glamourous watering with a de luxe gold digger garden hose from Sooper Design.
Team your unbreakable plates and platters with this sparkling super clear unbreakable drinkware designed by renowned Australian designer Marc Newson. Available in 6 colours from Sooper Design
If you’re the sport type a duffle bag made from used sails and leather from 727 will hold all you require in style. Click here to enquire.
Or if you just love the romance of sailcloth you can relax outdoors on this 727 beanbag made from up-cycled sailcloth. Each one is unique and has a tag identifying the source of the sail. Click here to enquire.
Shade yourself in colour with a basil bangs shade umbrella. Click here for stockists.
and if camping is your thing, you are sure to get noticed in a home away from home from field candy.
However you choose to spend summer, enjoy …