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Swing Set: Hot Weather Hammocks

[Tayrona hammock, Anthropologie]

It's the weekend, and while we don't have access to a cottage we can still dream of outdoor living. Or, more specifically, outdoor relaxing in a hammock. We're dreaming of creating a perfect urban oasis for next summer and having a hammock is a big part of the plan. Here are a few of our favourites:

[Chocolate Hammock from Veronica Colindres' Etsy shop]

Our dream hammock involves a bit of fancy fringe. This way we can dream that we are lounging in an exotic, far away land. We also like hammocks that are made in faraway lands, such as this handwoven cotton hammock from the Colindres' family in Nicaraugua.

[Vivere hammock stand]

When planning an urban retreat, one must take a lack of trees into consideration. We like the graceful shape of this cedar hammock stand by Canadian company Vivere.

[double hammock from Hamanica]

If we can't have fringe, we're also good with lace trim. This beige cotton hammock is available as a single or a double and is handmade by a collective of craftspeople in the city of Masaya, Nicaragua.

[Hammocks at the Flederhaus via archdaily.com]

We're not the only ones who like a nice en plien air nap. Last summer, architects Heri and Salli created an installation called Flederhaus (Bathouse) in Vienna. This five story structure was filled with hammocks in which passerby were invited to have a little rest. I wonder if we could get a permit to build this in Trinity Bellwoods park?

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