With these long days, warm summer nights and 4th of July weekend just around the corner, there's no time like the present to get outside and make the most of the season. Turn the local park into your personal living room with a durable, rug-like picnic throw and a few cartons of your beloved New Orleans–style cold brew, or roast some campfire marshmallows over a stylish fire basket. Here are some of our favorite design-forward finds for the season. And for any urbanites pining for sprawling lawns and backyard cookouts, we found a picnic table that will ensure the grass is definitely greener on your side.

  1. Leather and wood trip stool by Wood&Faulk ($165)
  2. Melamine All-American picnic set for six ($50)
  3. Ceramic flask by Misc. Goods Co. ($92)
  4. Portable standing fire basket by Norm Architects ($200)
  5. 750-ml canvas portable wine pouch by Tote-Able ($19)
  6. Water-resistant picnic rug by Fatboy ($250)
  7. Grass and aluminum "PicNYC" table by Haiko Cornelissen Architects ($2,450)
  8. Blue Bottle New Orleans 10.6-oz iced coffee cartons ($4, sold at Blue Bottle retail locations, Whole Foods and select grocers)

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