Few things are so life-affirming as a well-executed picnic: the combination of fresh air with a thoughtfully sourced culinary feast and a well-placed game moment (paddle tennis anyone?) is the stuff that Super-8-worthy memories are made of. And with the summer months upon us, there's no time like the present to make sure you are prepared when the perfect meadow, patch of sand, or forest clearing presents itself. So we've put together a well-edited mix of accessories to take your alfresco meal to the next level, from eco-friendly utensils for your spread, to Steven Alan's Platonic ideal of a picnic blanket, to Fuji's Instant Camera--to capture the moment for posterity.
Photographs: 1. Courtesy The New Domestic 2. Courtesy Kinfolk 3. Aran Goyoaga 4-5. Giovanna Rotundo 6. Courtesy Kinfolk 7. Courtesy What Katie Ate 8. Courtesy Kinfolk 9. Courtesy One Claire Day 10.Courtesy D'art Photographie 11.Courtesy Kinfolk 12. Courtesy The Wengert 13-17. Courtesy Kinfolk 18.Courtesy Delish 19-20. Courtesy Zero 1 Magazine
|Pioneer Picnic Basket, $130, Modern Furniture Warehouse||Vino Basket, $64, Amazon||Gray Willow Picnic Basket, $20, World Market|
|European Picnic Blanket, $49, Williams Sonoma||Juniper Picnic Blanket, $45, Crate & Barrel||Striped Picnic Blanket, $110, The New Domestic|
|Out and About Utensil Travel Set, $16, Joanne Hudson||WASARA Kaku Plate, From $6, Branch Home||Go Anywhere Glass, From $13, Govino Wine|
|Stelle Audio Pillar, $349, Stelle Audio||Fuji Instant Camera, $100, Urban Outfitters||Beer Bottle Opener iPhone 5 Case, $15, DH Gate|
|Beach Tennis Set, $140, Fredericks & Mae||Akiko Petanque Set, $199, Danish Design Store||Carbon Butterfly, $180, Microflight|