Reporting by Morgan Walsh
After the cold, bitter, blustery and seemingly endless winter we've had here in Chicago—and across the country—everyone is desperate for spring. And so I went to the International Home and Housewares Show in search of products to help ring in spring.
Spotted: Ameico's Y-ply, a teeny-tiny and super lightweight back and head hammock. The size of Y-ply rivaled that of the Foodskin and I could fit both in my purse, with room for a book, for a morning at the park. Y-ply's two u-shaped legs are pushed into sand or soft ground and the body's weight holds it in place, providing support and comfort for outdoor lounging. Heaven forbid we still weeks of winter to endure, Y-ply can also be used indoors, with the assistance of a corner, to simulate a relaxing few hours outdoors.
Alessi too, was thinking spring, showing a picnic basket geared towards pets—who no doubt are also ready for winter to be done.