Dwell Picks: 13 Products We’re Head-Over-Heels For This Summer
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Dwell Picks: 13 Products We’re Head-Over-Heels For This Summer

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By Samantha Daly
The warmest season may be flying by, but these products help prolong that summertime feeling.

We’ve all fallen victim to nighttime online shopping and impulse buys that have turned out to be less-than-great—thankfully, that's not the case for these tried-and-true recommendations that we won't stop talking about.

Haley Heramb, Branded Content Manager: 

"Summertime means long days at the park and trips to the beach with friends. This bamboo picnic set has become my summer essential!"

Ekobo Recycled Bamboo Picnic Set
Ekobo Recycled Bamboo Picnic Set
Make your picnic a real, well, picnic.  Ah, the picnic plating dilemma: can’t bring your normal dishware, don’t want to use flimsy paper or plastic... what is an outdoor host to do? Well, pamper your guests with these lightweight yet sturdy and stylish pieces, that’s what.

Duncan Nielsen, Assistant Editor: 

"Shorts! Kind of a 'no-duh' for summertime, but as a chronic pants-wearer living in San Francisco (I can already hear you all quoting Mark Twain), this took some figuring out. I had to ask myself, 'What kind of shorts person am I?' The answer is the drawstring kind. So comfortable and versatile, and they pair great with loafers, sandals, tennis shoes, or bare feet."

Coalatree Trailhead Shorts
Coalatree Trailhead Shorts
Adventure-ready shorts built to take you there and back in comfort—no matter where “there” is. Outside magazine named Coalatree’s Trailhead Pants the “Best Hiking Pant” of 2017, and two years later, Coalatree is bringing everything we loved about the Trailhead Pant into a performance-forward pair...

Mike Chino, Senior Editor: 

"Summer is sandwich season, and Cold Picnic’s weird, plush pile rugs remind me of pimento loaf—in a good way. If that’s not your thing, there’s a rainbow of other tasty flavors to try."

Cold Picnic 4'x6' Midnight Dinner Rug
Cold Picnic 4'x6' Midnight Dinner Rug
Hand-tufted rug from Cold Picnic. Abstract kitchen scene. High low pile.

Maris Berkowitz, Marketing & Sales Assistant: 

"Summertime for me means exploring, whether it’s heading out on a weekend road trip or taking a flight across the country. This cooler is great for hitting the road!"

YETI Tundra Wheeled Cooler
YETI Tundra Wheeled Cooler
The first-ever YETI cooler on wheels is the answer to taking Tundra's legendary toughness and unmatched insulation power the extra mile. And nothing was sacrificed in the making of this cold-holding powerhouse, ensuring the Haul lives up to the Tundra name.

"For long plane trips, this is my essential carry-on item." 

Rimowa Essential Cabin Suitcase
Rimowa Essential Cabin Suitcase
Trademark RIMOWA grooves mark this sleek packing case, built with a patented Flex-Divider system to keep you organized on the road to cut down on travel headaches. Patented Multiwheel technology makes navigating the airport that much easier.

Jenny Xie, Executive Editor:

"In 1976, electronic composer Mort Garson released Mother Earth's Plantasia, billed as 'warm earth music for plants...and the people that love them.' Its playful tracks—with titles like 'You Don't Have to Walk a Begonia'—have since gained cult status, with Sacred Bones announcing the first official reissue in June. I recently got to listen to it at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and can vouch for its healing qualities (at least for people, if not for plants). P.S. L.A. folks, Atlas Obscura is hosting another event at the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden on August 10!"

Mort Garson - Mother Earth’s Plantasia LP
Mort Garson - Mother Earth’s Plantasia LP
The cult-favorite record from Mort Garson, Mother Earth’s Plantasia is available here on green vinyl with plenty of warm earth music for plants and the people that love them. A go-to for the plant people in your life, this record features tracks by the early electronic composer.

Lara Deam, Founder & CEO:

"We went into their store in SoHo recently—hated the price tag, but they sounded so good!"

Devialet Phantom Reactor 600 Wireless Speaker
Devialet Phantom Reactor 600 Wireless Speaker
Insanely powerful and defiantly small, this ultra-compact home sound system delivers high fidelity and physical impact at any volume. High-fidelity sound from 18Hz to 21Khz lets you feel every note with phenomenal purity & precision.

Sam Daly, Associate Editor:

"If you, like me, have let your jewelry lose its shininess from leaving them out (oops), these are a lifesaver! They're not very glamorous, but they've definitely saved some necklaces that I thought were goners. A pack of five clocks in at under $6, so you really can't go wrong."

Pandahall Anti-Tarnish Silver Polishing Cloths
Pandahall Anti-Tarnish Silver Polishing Cloths
This polishing cloth is two cloths in one; one for removing tarnish, and one for shining. It is non-toxic and non-allergenic. This cloth has been chemically impregnated for that super shine.

"I finally got to try these beauties while on my trip to AutoCamp Yosemite last month. All the bathrooms are stocked with them—they're perfect for when you need a quick refresh in the summer heat."

Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes
Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes
Get all of the benefits of Ursa Major's cure-all 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic in a convenient pocket-sized format.

Sydney Sibelius, Social Media Associate: 

"I'm a sucker for bags and have way more than I can count, but I consistently use my market bag way more than any others. It's perfect for heading to the beach with a book, towel, and water bottle, but also ideal for my weekly trip to the farmers market. And I love that it's multifunctional! It's a great storage basket when I'm not toting it around."

Medina Mercantile French Market Basket
Medina Mercantile French Market Basket
Tote your farmers market spoils (or a load of laundry, or a couple of beach towels and a good book!) around in this chic, simple market basket made from sturdy and flexible date palm leaf.

Nicole Wolfgram, CRO:

"My husband's favorite item in his closet: works for the West Coast, East Coast, and everywhere in the middle."

Wellen Stretch Chore Coat
Wellen Stretch Chore Coat
Soft, sustainable essentials for sun and swell. Pursuing your passion is 99% hard work, countless hours that all culminate into that 1% payoff. For those behind the scenes hours, turn to Wellen’s Chore Coat.

"If I get these for my kids, will they sit and stay on them?"

Laylo Blue Bogolan Pet Bed
Laylo Blue Bogolan Pet Bed
Our stylish designer dog beds blend in with any decor while giving dogs the orthopedic comfort they need for a good night's rest.   Durable, machine-washable fabric:   We've designed this custom fabric using a breathable, durable woven material. All covers are machine-washable.

Erin V. Mahoney, Community & Social Media Manager:

"I love a summer sandal as much as the next person, but the realities of city living mandate closed-toed shoes. Recently I had a day to kill in Chicago and my Rothy's Sneakers took me all over town, from The Robey to the Riverwalk. When a late afternoon thunderstorm (inevitably) rolled in, I kept on trekking, knowing I could toss these in the wash as soon as I landed back in San Francisco."

Rothy's Sneaker
Rothy's Sneaker
A wardrobe staple that goes with pretty much everything. Lightweight comfort. A shoe you’d be happy to keep on all day. In Rothy's style, comfort and versatility coexist in the first sustainable shoe as stylish as it is comfortable; look good in your Rothy's and feel good about your Rothy's.