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Editors’ Picks: 9 Low-Fi Summer Essentials

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Editors’ Picks: 9 Low-Fi Summer Essentials

July 3, 2023

The theme of the summer? Low-fi, throwback, unplugged. In that spirit, here are our editors’ favorite summer essentials for 2023 (many of them eco-friendly).

the laid back, keep cool staple of the summer? a beautifully woven fan, like th 17
Above: The laid-back, keep-cool staple of the summer? A beautifully woven fan, like these Hand Fans from OOWL Studio on Etsy, starting from $12.59.

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Above: “I love classic striped deck chairs and have my eye on this modern Dutch version, the Beach Chair by Erik Stehmann and Raw Color from Weltevree,” reports Margot; it’s available for €198.
fan says: &#8\2\20;come summertime, i usually have at least three kinds of  19
Above: Fan says: “Come summertime, I usually have at least three kinds of berries in my fridge at any given time. I usually put the berries in a small glass prep bowl for my berry-mad son. Within 30 seconds of handing the bowl over to him, I’ll hear from the other room, “More, please!” I need a bigger vessel. And I’ve found the perfect one.” The Vermont Berry Colander from LA-based Sheldon Ceramics is seven inches in diameter and goes from sink to table; $80.

Above: For elevating outdoor dining of all kinds: a three-piece Camp Set, with a stainless steel knife, spoon, and fork in a simple carrying case; 2,200 JPY (or about $15.25 US). The knife doubles as a bottle opener. See also Monochrome Campware from a Japanese Maker.

annie likes the look of these porcelain paper plates by heirloom home studio on 22
Above: Annie likes the look of these Porcelain Paper Plates by Heirloom Home Studio on Etsy, which have all of the nostalgia of summers past and none of the paper waste. (Another thing they have going for them: They were designed exclusively for Erin French at The Lost Kitchen.) The plates are $105 for a set of four.
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Above: There’s something about drinking a glass of lemonade from a straw that feels quintessential—but better to embrace a reusable version (see Beyond the Plastic Drinking Straw: 5 Eco-Friendly Alternatives). We particularly like this set of four Stainless Steel Straws from Crate & Barrel.
a step up from blue gel filled freezer packs: slim stainless steel ice packs, n 24
Above: A step up from blue gel-filled freezer packs: slim Stainless Steel Ice Packs, not much bigger than an iPhone and perfect for picnics. They’re $15.20 each from Helen Milan.
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Above: Julie recently ordered a borosilicate glass drinking bottle for the summer months, with durable, lab-quality glass that doesn’t impart a taste to water (and is eco-friendly to boot). The Kablo Glass Water Bottle, designed in LA, is $40 from Kablo.
hammocks are a summer must, and we like this hardy version, handwoven by artisa 26
Above: Hammocks are a summer must, and we like this hardy version, handwoven by artisans in Nicaragua. The Earth Organic Natural Cotton Hammock by Artissanos is $275 via Wolf & Badger.

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N.B.: This story is an update; the original post ran on July 3, 2018, and is reappearing here with new picks as part of our Summer from the Archive issue.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Remodelista's 'Summer Essentials'?

Remodelista's 'Summer Essentials' is a curated collection of products and recommendations handpicked by the editors to enhance your summer experience.

How can I access the 'Summer Essentials' collection?

You can access the 'Summer Essentials' collection by visiting the Remodelista website and navigating to the 'Posts' section. The collection can be found under the post titled 'Summer Essentials: Editor's Picks.'

What kind of products are included in the 'Summer Essentials' collection?

The 'Summer Essentials' collection includes a variety of products such as outdoor furniture, decor, lighting, kitchen essentials, beach accessories, and more. These products are specifically selected to enhance your summer lifestyle.

Are the products in the 'Summer Essentials' collection available for purchase?

Yes, most of the products featured in the 'Summer Essentials' collection are available for purchase. Each product is accompanied by a link that redirects you to the respective online store where you can make the purchase.

Can I find discounts or special offers for the products in the 'Summer Essentials' collection?

Remodelista occasionally features discounts or special offers on certain products from the 'Summer Essentials' collection. These offers are mentioned in the respective product descriptions. However, it is recommended to check with the individual online stores for any ongoing promotions or discounts.

Can I suggest a product for the 'Summer Essentials' collection?

Remodelista values reader suggestions and recommendations. If you have a product that you believe would be a great addition to the 'Summer Essentials' collection, you can reach out to the Remodelista team through their website's contact form and share your suggestion.

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