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All decked out: Swings n' things
Get your summertime lounge on in a swing or hammock that's made from environmentally sustainable materials.
Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 08:28 AM
Welcome to the latest installment of my special “All decked out” series of posts. The topic? A part of the home where the great outdoors and the green indoors meet: your patio, porch, lanai, deck, terrace, or whatever you might call it. So far, I’ve recommended outfitting your outdoor space eco-friendly planters
, non-gruesome bug traps
, alfresco eatin’ and drinkin’ wares
, decor items
, low-impact lamps and lanterns
, and eye-catching watering cans
made from recyclable/recycled materials.
The other week, I decamped from NYC and decompressed
for a couple of days in the Deep South. Much of this time spent reading, relaxing, and zoning out took place in the comfort of swings and hammocks. This, of course, got me thinking: what kind of eco-swings and hammocks are out there?
Turns out, there's a whole mess of of earth-friendly, porch- and deck-ready swings and hammocks on the market that are ideal for one activity and one activity only: lounging. Below are 10 of my picks:
Droog Swing with Plants - Black @ Droog
Ultimate Hammock @ Gaiam
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