Time to throw it in the other kind of park.
Stickball, baseball, or a decidedly lo-fi game of catch; whatever you’re playing, Lemon Ball handmade baseball ($30) makes every pitch look perfect.
|Fairer Faucet |
Fill the Bobble filtering water bottle ($10) with regular tap water, and by the time you leave the house, the carbon-based filter will have it ready for healthy consumption.
|House the Chirpers|
Throw a tiny house party for your feathered friends upon finishing construction of a Box for the Birds ($36). (Any excuse for a get-together outdoors will do.)
|Dish It Out|
Picnic with reckless abandon knowing these brightly colored melamine Portland picnic plates ($32) are virtually indestructible — and could theoretically double as Frisbees.
|A Chair Apart|
Pricey but so cool: Artware Editions deck chairs with designs by Damien Hirst, Sir Peter Blake, and more ($375-$425; to order, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
For neat bamboo flatware, pretty pillows, and a rubber-band-powered plane, go to ShopTalk.