This Innovative Blanket Promises to Protect You From Mosquitos All Year Long — Here’s How

published Aug 13, 2021
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There’s so much to love about the summer: the longer days, warmer weather, and more time spent outdoors. However, if there’s one downside to the season, it’s the bugs. Mosquitoes can make a night outdoors unbearable, ticks can be a menace on hiking trips, and ants always seem to show up to the picnic uninvited. Sure, you can load up on citronella candles and douse yourself in sticky bug spray, but it’s 2021 — surely there’s a better way. Well, now there is. Sustainable DTC outdoor furniture brand Outer just launched a first-of-its-kind bug repellent blanket designed to naturally keep bugs at bay all year long, making this the ultimate outdoor must-have.

Keep reading to learn more about this blanket and how it works. Plus, take a peek at our other favorite product launches of the week.

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was $140.00

Innovatively designed with Insect Shield technology (proven to repel insects of all kinds), the Bug Shield Blanket uses permethrin technology based on a natural insect repellent, found in plants like chrysanthemums, to create the ultimate bug-fighting blanket. Because Insect Shield bonds tightly to fabric fibers (as opposed to skin repellants, which evaporate shortly after application), the Bug Shield Blanket’s repellency lasts through the blanket’s lifetime, providing invisible and odorless protection wash after wash. Best of all, each blanket is thoughtfully designed to be soft and lightweight, stylish, and made of 100 percent recycled materials, elevating your backyard decor for year-round use, without sacrificing sustainability. This blanket is the definition of a game changer.

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Ruggable is renowned for its innovative machine-washable, two-piece rug design, and its latest launch just took its style factor to the next level. The brand just announced a collaboration with decorator and designer Jonathan Adler, and unlike many Jonathan Adler pieces, the rugs in the collection are actually pretty affordable. Take this Op Art rug: Sold in three colorways, this rug has Adler’s signature geometry written all over it. The misaligned stripes give it a trippy vibe that adds immediate modern, Hollywood Regency-inspired flair to a space.

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Williams Sonoma

Whether you prefer a tart sourdough, cinnamon raisin loaf, or challah, one thing is undeniable: Homemade bread is delicious. But as you move beyond a simple banana bread recipe, the more complicated it gets. Mixing, kneading, proofing, baking all require specialized skills and equipment to get the job done — or well, it used to. The smart folks at KitchenAid just introduced an all-in-one Bread Bowl with Baking Lid that lets you get the job done (from mixing to baking) in this one convenient attachment.

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Yamazaki Home

Yamazaki is beloved for its stylish organizational tools and its latest launch is the perfect catchall. The Polystone Accessory Box is perfect storage for everything from jewelry and watches to glasses and any other item you reach for daily. Best of all, the chic wooden lid features a subtle lip that doubles as its own catch-all tray.

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Rifle Paper Co.

As crazy as it is to say, we're more than halfway through 2021. If you're looking to get a head start on organizing the new year to come, you're going to flip over Rifle Paper Co's new 2022 collection. The 15+ calendars and planners all feature illustrations — like this lovely hydrangea design — by RPC's own Anna Bond, as well as a variety of special details like printed pockets, quotes, sticker sheets, and additional pages for notes, weekly views, monthly calendars, and more.

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Made In
was $69.00

Introducing the ultimate beer companion: the Made In Beer Glass. Designed with a curved lip (which allows the beer’s foam to stack, enhancing the flavor), these stylish stemmed glasses feature an angled, wide bowl that captures the beer’s aromas and allows them to stay in the glass for a better, longer-lasting taste.

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On the hunt for a stylish new dog bed? Check out the Ziggy Dog Bed, one of three new beds from MINNA. The brand's latest launch is made in partnership with a “new to MINNA” artisan group in Comolapa, Guatemala, and features designs inspired by Sol Lewitt’s Wall Drawings. Bringing a fun, playful pop of color to any room, each colorway is thoughtfully named after a MINNA staff member's pet — Penny, Pepper, and Ziggy — measures in at 35” x 25” x 4” and is available with or without an insert.