While many of us (the Dandy clan included) spend our Summer’s crammed with so many activities it’s often hard to find any actual “free time”, but it’s important to remember that Summer is also a time for relaxation. Whether it’s outside on your back patio, or inside in your lounge/living room, one could always use so a few upgrades to make that your “me time” a little more enjoyable. Above are some of our favorite items currently on our wish list to truly pimp out our lounge area.
Frank Lloyd Wright – After The Rolling Stone’s visit to the Darwin Martin House, one should always showcase some of the pride Buffalo has for one of the world’s most famous architects. Based on unlimited access to the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives in Taliesin, Arizona, the book spans Wright’s projects, both realized and unrealized, including his early Prairie Houses, the Usonian concept home, the Tokyo years, his progressive “living architecture” buildings, and later schemes like the Guggenheim Museum.
Monopoly Plus 4 Wooden Board Game – A good game of Monopoly is a great way to past the time, especially with some games lasting hours. This extremely handsome version of the classic Monopoly game comes with a wooden game cabinet and metal pieces. The board reverses to a chess / checkers board and includes wooden game pieces. This will look good in a room whether it’s being played or not.
Miansai Leather Journal – While you’re relaxing, I’m told it’s therapeutic to jot down your thoughts, dreams, or just doodle while your mind wanders. This incredible journal from Miansai combines both my love of leather journals and their coveted bracelets. Available in both cognac and black.
Tom Dixon “Water” Candle – I’m not sure about you guys, but we’ve gone full nautical in the Dandy household after our trip to Kennebunkport. We’ve been struggling to find the prefect scent to compliment on our current aesthetic, but this water-scented Tom Dixon candle might be it. By combining watermelon and amber musk the piece emits a fresh maritime scent.
Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones – A quality pair of headphones is essential for any audiophile and these Master & Dynamic headphones blow most other models away. Designed to foster the relationship between sound and creativity with brushed steel frame and wrinkled leather on the headband, these headphone have a great old school look but with the best modern sound technology.
Vitra George Nelson Night Clock – So you’re a couple of glasses of scotch in at this point, listening to a choice selection of vinyl albums on your headphones, when suddenly you glance at your gorgeous replica of the Night Clock created by George Nelson and realize “oh God, what time is it?!” and hurry off to bed because you told the wife you would come to bed after one more song and that was like two hours ago…
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