New and Notable Design Objects from the Hamptons and Beyond: Party Starters

Great summer design finds

1 Rally the troops and celebrate the height of summer. How to break the ice? Crack open a cold one (or two) with a witty cast-iron anchor bottle opener and chill out with a citron ice bucket by Rita Konig for the Lacquer Company. Bottle opener, $15, at C. Wonder, 5 Main St., Southampton, 631-287-2645,; ice bucket (available in six other colors), $295, at Concept, 42A Jobs Ln., Southampton, 917-371-7236.

2 Featuring handsome leather cord handles and a hand-sculpted resin base, this lightweight champagne bucket by Tina Frey makes chilled rosé look even more festive. $265, at Calypso St. Barth, 21 Newtown Ln., East Hampton, 631-329-0033.

3 Made from black anodized metal, these sleek salad servers add a streamlined grace note to your serving vessel of choice. $75 for a set, at The New General Store

4 Cooking garb has never been this fun. Ideal for both the garden and the kitchen, Marimekko’s Puutarhurin Parhaat apron is cut from a different cloth. $49, at Tiina the Store, 216 Main St., Amagansett, 631-267-6200. 

5 Whether you’re serving delectable local cheeses or simply preparing food for your guests, this geometric maple cutting board by Fort Makers is both stylish and functional. From $65, at Love Adorned, 156 Main St., Amagansett, 631-267-7720.

Carry out cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on this sturdy beach-grass tray from Aerin Lauder’s line for Lenox. $90, at Aerin, 83 Main St., Southampton, 631-353-3773. 

Crafted from bent and woven rattan and coated with clear lacquer for protection, this double-tiered bar cart keeps spirits rolling both indoors and out. $395, at Serena & Lily, 332 Montauk Hwy., Wainscott, 631-537-5544. 

Great summer design finds

Transform your patio into a casual comfort zone with outdoor Sunbrella throw pillows, available in an array of multicolored stripes. $70 each, at Les Toiles du Soleil, 78 Park Pl., East Hampton, 631-907-2872.

Do justice to your homemade sangria or fresh-squeezed lemonade: Serve it with pride from this handblown aqua bubble-glass pitcher. $35, at Gansett Lane Home, 6 S. Etna Ave., Montauk, 631-668-8050.

With their flashy and fun mini tassels, Kim Seybert’s Pom Pom napkins will put pep in your table’s step. Available in two neon colorways. $16 per napkin, at Thayer’s Hardware & Patio, 2434 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 631-537-0077.

The weather-resistant Shell pouf by Paola Lenti is ideal for lounging about outdoors. $2,805, at West Out East, 25 Newtown Ln., East Hampton, 631-324-3103.

Hung above the table or scattered around the pool deck, jute-handled blue glass lanterns add seaside charm to any party. $20 each, at Pier 1 Imports, 54 Montauk Hwy., Southampton, 631-726-2032.

Ice-cold beverages are even more refreshing in these hand-painted glasses with a palm tree motif. Available in three colors. From $65 for a set of 4, at Indagare Travel Souk.

A version of this article appeared in the August 1, 2014 issue of Hamptons Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Summer Stock