Whiling away the hours

WS logoWhat better place to while away a late-spring evening than a porch swing? There’s just something about that soothing motion that makes the worries of the day seem light years away.PD_18898_MAIN It makes me feel like I should be wearing a long, flowing skirt, wearing a wide-brimmed straw hat, and sipping iced tea with fresh mint from the garden. (But I have a tendency to romanticize things.)

What I particularly like about this “Go Porch Swing” from Design Within Reach in Westport is that it’s crafted of recycled plastic made from post-consumer waste, including used milk jugs. It can be recycled again when you, (or hopefully, your children’s children,) are eventually done with it.

The open slats permit air flow as you rock or swing. The piece measures 23 high, by 51.5 inches wide, by 26 inches deep. Some assembly is required.

$850. Design Within Reach, 36 Elm Street, Westport, (203) 227-9707. www.dwr.com.

Melinda McGarty Webb