MY FAVORITE NEW thing for a spring or summer night is a woodsy-looking outdoor chandelier, perfect for hanging over a fluffed-up picnic table or swaying under a pergola. I saw it on the Terrain site, Terrain being the garden-center/idea-incubator sister of retailers Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. Terrain’s only stores are in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, but its inspirations and offerings are, of course, available to anyone with an Internet connection.
They are also sometimes susceptible to “adaptation” by those who have somewhat clever hands and possibly not the cash required to buy all the component pieces. In the end, you may decide to just buy the whole thing (or just take a nap instead), but the idea, from Terrain’s clever stylists, may spark your own version.