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Cheerful yet understated, the mix of irregular shapes and tones of Diane von Furstenberg's porcelain dishes looks even fresher with an orchid floating in the bowl at each place setting. Pebblestone dinner plate, in Gray, $20; Brushstroke salad plate, in Yellow, $20; and Powerstone soup bowl, in Yellow, $15; dvf.com.
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As essential as flip-flops are for the beach, this packable hat keeps the sun off your face and doesn’t eat up space in your bag (just roll it up and secure it with the ribbon on the brim). Raffia Traveler, $90, hatattack.com.
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Jot your lists, poetry, or million-dollar ideas in these waterproof pads without fear of them getting soggy. Rite in the Rain memo books, $4 each, hickorees.com.
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This sleek birch telescope may look modern, but it’s based on Galileo’s 1609 model. The striking piece attracts long gazes by itself, but it’s also a powerful tool for looking into the night sky. 400th Anniversary Galileo Commemorative telescope, $450, by Palomar, from accessories.ameico.com.
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Like a portable lemonade stand, this set includes a jug, a screw-on juicer, and a mat to stop slippage while squeezing. Flash Chill lemonade maker, $30, takeyausa.com.
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Wood and Wire Basket
This wood-and-wire bike basket begs to be filled with baguettes and produce. Hoxton basket, $160, by Brooks, from adelineadeline.com.
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Rise and shine. This bedding’s sunny scheme brightens a bedroom on its own or along with the matching duvet. St. Barts sham, from $45, roughlinen.com.
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Think of this birdhouse as the avian version of a backyard hammock. Its interior is roomy enough for a small species to linger awhile. Roosting Pocket, $4, by Gardman USA, from foxgloves.biz.
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An artful approximation of a typical block in Copenhagen, Denmark, these cutting boards line up to create a skyline. Cuttir oak cutting boards, from $40 each, fermlivingshop.us.
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The sloped frame of this chair is just right for summertime kicking back. Lanai rattan chair, $565, by Roost, from hausinterior.com.
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