I have friends that are all business when it comes to ping pong. Perhaps they are holdouts from college days, or, they like the feeling of controlling a small object. Standard pong tables are nice, but wouldn't it be cool to have a sleek table that came in strong design-wise? Check out this mod version from RS Barcelona. With Iroko wood legs and coated steel finish, this gleaming white table (slightly smaller than regulation) will get the games started, inside or out. When not in use, it can serve double duty as a sleek dining table. Win win.
It is no secret I adore accessories. Every trade show I walk, every home boutique I visit, I am captivated by decorative objects. As I wrapped up High Point Market this past October, there was one accessory I could not stop thinking about. As I reflected on market trends, it was becoming a fast favorite. Made by a somewhat under the radar furniture and accessories company doing great things called Interlude Home, the Wynn Bronze Knot sculpture in a brass finish instantly drew me in. The interlocking brass ovals have heft and a certain weightiness, and the overall object is patinated and varied enough to be interesting. On a stack of books or as a spare decorative element on a bookshelf, this little knot has endless uses.
Stand out from the rest with this very of the moment tropical beach towel that accommodates a group. Laid back beach days are here, and this blue and white palm frond patterned octagonal towel adds an artistic element to the sand. Like a work of art, the towel will make you the most stylish one on the beach. Find it at Uncommon Goods.
There is nothing like the warm glow of candlelight when dining outside. I came across this enormous lantern at The Atlanta Gift and Home Furnishings Market, and could not resist its oversized allure. Available in nickel or brass from Mr. Brown, try placing them on the four corners of your pool, or in the corners of a terrace for maximum illumination impact. Filled with candles, this lantern is sure to add a spectacular nautical element to your al fresco evenings.