Prim planter boxes by KeswickRobbins add polish to unruly grounds. Orsini (left), in powder-coated aluminum, measures 26" square and 28" tall and comes in a variety of colors. Mulholland—in oak, mahogany, or teak—is 25" square and 30" tall and is available in natural or painted finishes. They cost $2,000 and up at Hollyhock; allow 4–12 weeks for delivery. Call 310-777-0100, or go to .
Ralph Lauren Home’s Hither Hills Studio mirror gives tramp art a high-style spin. In an old-ash or whitewashed finish (shown), it is 45" h. x 36" w. x 2.75" d. and costs $3,285. Call 888-475-7674 or go to .
Indochine tableware by Kiss That Frog is inspired by sea-grass–sheathed glassware popular in steamy climes such as Vietnam since the 1920s (the jaunty woven wrap traps condensation). The collection—which includes glasses, carafes, and a decanter—ranges from $8 to $18 at P.O.S.H. Chicago. Call 312-280-1602 or visit .
The shapely Leaf chaise longue by Arper scoffs at inclement skies. It is made of steel, with a weather-resistant finish in green, white, or mocha; leather cushions are also available. It’s priced at $2,320 at Suite New York. Call 212-421- 3300 or visit .
Amagansett Beach floor pillows by Madeline Weinrib are made from soft cotton flat-weave carpets. Available in four patterns and several colors, the 24"-square pillow is $200, the 24" x 36" size is $275, and a 36"-square size is $350. Find them at Barneys New York, 888-8-BARNEYS; and Madeline Weinrib Atelier, 212-473-3000 ext 780; .
>Expert makers of French bistro chairs since the ’20s, Maison Gatti now offers its weather-ready Luxembourg chair in 18 colors and 20 weave styles. Made from rattan and Rilsan, a derivative of the castor oil plant, it costs $926 at Style by Annick de Lorme in New York. Call 212-219-0447 or visit .
The fashion tribe can’t get enough of cork, and environmentalists love it too: It’s a renewable resource. Add some P.C. panache to your summer evenings with cork St. Tropez votive candle holders from Two’s Company; a set of three is $11.25. For stores, call 800-896-7266.
Most people have banished lace doilies to the attic, but the Aussie firm Lightly has reinvented them in acrylic. The Sophia, Tia, and Lovey place mats cost $28 to $45 at General Home Store in East Hampton, New York. Call 631-324-9400, or visit .
The wicker-and–nickel-plated magnifying glass and letter opener by Frances Stoia Home keeps casual, Nantucket-inspired style close at hand. The set costs $55. Call 516-897-8440 for stores.
Ready to call it a day? Just gather the Formica strips of the Ensombra Parasol to close the canopy. The umbrella is 7' tall, with a 7' diameter and costs $2,285 at Gandia Blasco in New York. Call 212-421-6701 or visit .