BY ASHLEIGH VANHOUTEN
This article was originally published in the May 2015 edition of Ottawa Magazine
There’s nothing more inviting than a nap in the warm afternoon sunshine — but sometimes your old camping hammock just doesn’t quite cut it.
Ottawa’s own Hammock Universe offers comfortable and attractive outdoor furniture that is both sturdy and stylish, adding serious design appeal to your outdoor oasis.
The Deluxe Polyester Rope Hammock boasts a stand made from unstained bamboo that’s virtually harder than steel, so it will hold up through many nap-filled summers. Best of all?
This hammock can easily be moved to the sunniest (or shadiest, depending on your preference) corner of your backyard escape. $650.
Hammock Universe, 1-888-505-3679.
And when it comes to backyard bashes, all you really need is something to draw in your guests like a moth to a flame. The Solus Hemi is perfect for storytelling and marshmallow roasting and is certainly a statement piece. Designed in British Columbia and made from ultra-high-performance concrete, it’s available with natural gas or liquid propane brass burners.The 36-inch-diameter pit comes in 10 colours and built to withstand all four seasons. $3,195. Hubert’s Fireplaces, 101 Pinhey St., 613-728-3786.