With the dog days of summer just around the corner, we’re all calculating how many vacation days we can take and where we ought to go. Whether we hop on a plane in the next six months or not, just a smidge of greenspace is all it takes to create our own backyard sanctuary where we can seek out some shut-eye, al fresco.
Hammocks have long been a symbol of utter outdoor relaxation, but as quaint as the old rope version might be, it’s not always particularly comfortable, much less graceful to climb into or tumble out of. Above, our friends at Apartment Therapy uncover a sturdy and inventive tree-tied hammock fashioned from a repurposed wine barrel.
We have to admit, that’s one creative way to go from one of life’s finer pleasures into another in one clever upcycling project.
Similarly, Anything Inside shares this botanical hammock oasis with a solid cedar-finished wood frame atop a bed of hydo-flora. This serene little pond offers the perfect patch of peace in which to compose a daily haiku over a pot of hot tea… absolutely sublime:
Taking a decidedly more modernized approach to today’s theme are Erik Nyberg and Gustav Strom with their Wave Hammock, with its spring-loaded circular metal base and weather-resistant fabric canopy. With a fluffy cushion atop the seat, the Wave provides one heck of a way to sunbathe — slathered in sunscreen and comfortably covered in shade, of course:
And for those who simply don’t have the space for any of the above, Anthrolopogie reliably comes to the rescue with a beautifully bohemian response: the knotted Melati hanging chair, available in neutral, orange or teal palettes and perfectly suited for a little midday meditation or journaling.
If laziness is an art form, the creators of these four cocoon-like nests deserve industry awards. In fact, we’re getting sleepy just looking at them ourselves… perhaps we’ll take a little nap before we bring you our next installment of style commentary. Sweet dreams ’til next time!