Sprawl out on a round rug from Yard Family
According to recent figures, Australians spend eight times as many hours per week looking at screens than with their loved ones. Yard Family is a Gold Coast-based company dedicated to changing this alarming statistic with its gigantic round rugs and skipping ropes.
Whilst on the surface skipping ropes and round rugs might seem like a rather unusual combination, the rationale makes perfect sense – Yard Family’s wares are a catalyst for fun times. The curious collection is the work of sisters Emily and Alice who wanted to recreate some of their cherished memories with their own children and get them out of the house and enjoying the fresh air.
Made from 100 percent cotton, the blankets are two metres in diameter so they’re perfect for sprawling out under a shady tree and whiling away an afternoon, they’re also machine washable, so that’s good news for parents! The skipping ropes are double length so there’s plenty of room for everyone to jump on in. If you can’t remember the last time you played with a giant skipping rope, head to Yard Family to rectify that immediately.