When it gets to this time of year it’s all too easy to focus on holidays, travel accessories and summer wardrobe staples and to forget about the things that will serve you all year long. We’ve done a fair few summer round-ups of late – see a guide to layering from A Day’s March – so, this week we thought we’d bring things closer to home.

Although you’ll spend more time away from the sofa over the next few months, it still pays to upgrade your interior for when you do find the time to unwind. Especially when it comes to summer-ready bed linen from Piglet and the new Frama tableware that you can serve up all season long. If that’s not enough, we’ve got some brand-new arrivals from Menu thrown in for good measure too…

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Phaidon Food & Beer Book

This new recipe book comes from Danish gypsy brewer Jeppe Jarnit- Bjergsø of the bar Tørst and Canadian chef Daniel Burns of the Michelin-starred restaurant Luskus – who both share a space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where they elevate two of our favourite things; food and beer. The beautifully illustrated book examines the vision and philosophy of the duo at the forefront of a new gastronomic movement. It weaves together personal stories and expert insights with an incredible meeting of minds that serves to reimagine the relationship between the two summer stalwarts - beer and food.

Frama White Otto Plate Set of 2

There always seems to be a hierarchy to the tableware that you own. The plates that you everyday use, the tableware you only use for special occasions and the pieces that only come out on high days and holidays. We think that tableware traditions should go out the window and you should invest in sets that you’ll want to use every day and on any occasion. It’s precisely what Frama excels in. Which is why the shape of the brand’s famous Otto series is so essential. It combines a timeless Scandinavian aesthetic with a stackable function and a delicate glaze.

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Piglet Dove Grey Basic Bundle

Piglet really comes into its own at this time of year thanks to its range of durable and lightweight bedding that will age gracefully over time. It’s a simple, practical yet beautiful ethos that has inspired a range of naturally effortless and incredibly comfortable home textiles. This Basic Bundle – which comes with everything you need; a duvet cover, four pillowcases, a flat sheet and a fitted sheet – will also help you to achieve a more comfortable night’s sleep through summer.

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Menu Echasse Bowl

Combining the classic elegance of a traditional glass vase with a playful, light expression the Echasse Bowl – taking its name from the French name for stilts – is a round bottom bowl that is anchored by four slender legs that resemble stilts. The expressive bowl takes inspiration from test tubes in laboratories, and like the original Echasse it has a unique classic drop-like shape, and a beautifully rich green colour hue.

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