August 23, 2013 8:10 pm

Barometer: design

Perfect accessories for a late summer laze
Clockwise from top: Rainbow cushion, dipped earthenware cappuccino beakers, Luxembourg rocking chair, elephant bottle opener, napkin box

Clockwise from top: Rainbow cushion, dipped earthenware cappuccino beakers, Luxembourg rocking chair, elephant bottle opener, napkin box

Rainbow cushion

Missoni’s signature stripes are splashed all over this 40cm x 40cm cushion, for indoor or outdoor use. £114, www.amara.com

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Napkin box

A rechargeable dispenser in geometric chic, with 80 recyclable hemp napkins. £5.80, www.madeindesign.co.uk

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Elephant bottle opener

A vital piece of kit in an adorable design by Jørgen Møller. £30, www.skandium.com

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Luxembourg rocking chair

Cheer up the patio with a bold alternative to the traditional garden chair. £465, www.barbed.co.uk

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Dipped earthenware cappuccino beakers

Bold and simple cups, dipped by hand in Portugal. Set of four for £18, www.pedlars.co.uk

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The line-up: Outdoor lighting

Shipyard pendant light

Shipyard pendant light

Shipyard pendant light

Nautical lighting may not seem the most obvious solution for the garden, but it is designed to stand up to ferocious conditions so it’s a sensible year-round choice. Davey Lighting produces industrial-style, marine-inspired lighting in materials that weather well and develop patinas, such as bronze, copper and brass. Davey’s new Shipyard pendant in spun copper, for instance, is both elegant and hardy. £439, www.lightingmatters.co.uk

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Starliter

Starliter

Starliter

Those who believe fairy lights are not just for Christmas may be drawn to John Cullen’s Starliters, tubular bronze pendants that are perforated to create a 360-degree sparkling effect. The lanterns are designed to be hung in clusters from a tree or pergola, or strung along a garden wall or fence. They are suitable for use all year round and come in a black or bronze finish. A classy alternative to traditional festoon lights. £50 each, www.johncullenlighting.co.uk

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Hanging Ashbee lantern

Hanging Ashbee lantern

Hanging Ashbee lantern

Charles Edwards designs light fixtures in 19th- and 20th-century styles, including a garden range. This lantern, crafted in his Wimbledon workshop, was inspired by Charles Ashbee, a leading member of the Arts and Crafts movement. The studded roof helps to reduce light pollution. Many of Edwards’s indoor lamps can also be modified to make them waterproof and suitable for outdoor use. From £2,340, www.charlesedwards.com

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