Urban Repose: Hot Picks for Summer

Stay cool and contemporary through the hottest summer months.

By Bryan Anthony
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Laidback Lounger

Designer Mark Gabbertas was able to achieve a chair that is as comfortable as it is stylish thanks to his use of a minimalist, but flowing shape and contoured seat. There is a layer of padding between the layers of weave, eliminating the need for extra cushioning. Scoop Lounge Chair, Designed by Mark Gabbertas for Gloster ($859 at Design Within Reach)

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Light it Up

Incredible form meets function in this unqiue outdoor lamp. By day, the lamp could pass as a sculpture. By night, light emerges between the break in the base and head of the lamp. Break Outdoor Floor Lamp ($1,515 at YLighting)

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This EcoSmart fireplace from Room&Board is a playful, modern take on the traditional campfire. The sleek fireplace uses eco-friendly bioethanol, which means the fire will last for hours. EcoSmart Styx Outdoor Fireplace ($1,995 at Room & Board)

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Pebble Patterns

This classic indoor/outdoor rug resembles beach rocks, making it the perfect addition to your urban retreat. The rug is stain and mildew-resistant and UV protected. Lulu Indoor/Outdoor Rug (starting at $195 at Angela Adams)

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Graphic Grower

Designed by architect Stephan Jaklitsch, the Terrain Vase features one water reservoir and eleven interlocking dividers, which can be placed to create various arrangements. The design takes its cue from organic landscapes. Terrain Vase ($48 at MoMA Store)

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For the Feathered Folk

Invite some winged guests into your outdoor space with these bold, bright bird houses. The ceramic bases and aluminum accents are durable and weather resistant. Drip Drop Bird Houses ($95 each at Uncommon Goods)

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Sleek and Simple

Catch some weekend rest and relaxation in this luxe chaise lounge from JANUS et Cie. Handwoven polypropylene straps are surprisingly comfortable. Plus, these loungers stack four high, meaning they're easy to store when the winter winds come your way. Trennza Chaise Lounge (price upon request at JANUS et Cie)

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Cool Comfort

Patricia Urquiola recently partnered with B&B Italia to design Hust Outdoor. The collection features eco-friendly materials and stylish comfort. H4 by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia ($3,690 at B&B Italia)

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Rain or Shine

Add texture to an outdoor space with this vibrant sun umbrella. Mirasol Lilypond Umbrella ($6,400 at Santa Barbara Designs)

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Personal Hideaway

This sculptural daybed, designed by Neoteric Luxury, is the perfect private spot to tuck away in for a lazy afternoon. Spartan Daybed (starting at $7,195 at Restoration Hardware)

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