ShopTalk: Leisure Pursuits

Gather a band of merrymakers and seize upon the first grassy patch you find.

single-serve cutlery!Cutups
Don’t be a barbarian just because you’re sitting on the ground. Hand out personal cutlery sets ($4.50) to fellow picnickers. These are wood and come in a printed paper pouch.
i am dorkas napkins!Stain Removal
Dab that driblet of mustardy goodness from your mouth with a handmade linen or cotton napkin (two for $30). The cheery prints brighten any meager deli spread.
project no. 8 chairs!Lounge Act
Two of our favorite stores plus one awesome NYC designer equals this Salvor x Kiosk x Project No. 8 chair ($89). It’s graphic, lightweight, and easy to carry.
balsa wood flyer!
Serious Air
Kites are swell, but if you prefer something more interactive, try assembling this rubber-band-powered balsa wood Artful Flyer ($9). When the party’s over, display it on a shelf.
pendelton throw pillows!Pillow Talk
These colorful throw pillows ($80-$110) will look great on your couch or the lawn. Made by Brooklynite Kara Green from dead stock Pendelton fabric, they’re rugged enough to be tossed around the park.

For gingham plates, a drool-worthy teepee, and a DIY birdhouse, go to ShopTalk.