Hanging out in the backyard is a lot less appealing in winter. It's more fun to hole up in your apartment, layer on the comfy gear and hibernate until it's time to face the world again, but San Francisco-based Galanter & Jones came up with Helios, a furniture collection designed to prolong your al fresco hang into the winter months.
Each of their cast-stone sofas are radiantly heated -- like a solid electric blanket for your butt -- and switch on with the push of a button.
The Eames-y design influence is clear, from the simple shell down to the criss-crossing steel base, and the whole concept -- modern design for temperate outdoor living -- feels very coastal. They're purdy, but pricey -- you can check out the entire line, and order, here. [Galanter & Jones]