The first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere falls on June 20th or 21st, the longest day of the year. But that’s just a technical date. For many, the first day of summer is all about a feeling: that seasonal and instinctual shift when we’re inspired to do things like swim day-in day-out, head to the cabin, go camping and generally spend copious amounts of time outside and having fun.
Whether you’ve already experienced that seasonal shift, or are still waiting for Old Man Winter to be put to rest, the following home products are sure to help make every minute of this summer count.
CSL (Creative Systems Lighting) Splat
Whimsical and clever, this satin aluminum wall or ceiling mount is the perfect functional accent for pool areas you and your brood (plus friends) go to cool off or clean up. Eight inches in diameter, and wet-location listed, Splat by CSL is a great conversation starter for summertime guests. 120v 35w xenon lamp standard.
Stone Forest Vesta Fire Table
Who wants to sit indoors when you can toss back a few beers and share some laughs around an outdoor fire. The Vesta Fire Table’s granite top and stainless steel base provide a safe, sturdy and eye-catching vehicle for producing warm outdoor flames. It includes a blue/gray granite slab with contrasting polished top and chiseled sides, stainless steel base and a match lit trough burner kit.
If you are looking for an outdoor insert hood that stands the test of time, look no further than Zephyr’s Willow. Made from 316 stainless steel to prevent corrosion – even the baffles are stainless for easy cleaning. Available in steel with powder coat protection and in 36, 42, 54 and 60 inch sizes with optional liner.
Corbett Lighting St. Tropez
Like its sunny Cote d’Azure namesake made famous by Brigitte Bardot, Corbet Lighting’s St. Tropez evokes old world charm with its curvature and intricate design. The fixture features classic wrought iron in a bronze finish that is offset with dangling crystals to produce a dazzling hanging pendant or wall-mount lantern. With options as varied as one-, two-, four- or nine-lights, St. Tropez is well suited for supping or lounging al fresco.
Native Trails Grapes
Most sinks are selected for their durability and functionality, since they serve as command central for kitchens. In addition to the aforementioned, Native Trails’ sinks sport recycled content, artisan craftsmanship and handsome looks. Grapes, a hand hammered, undermount sink featuring decorative grapes along the interior, is a wonderful addition to a deck or bar. It makes outdoor summertime entertaining essential and can be specified in antique, natural copper or brushed nickel finishes.