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A picnic box for urbanites

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A team of designers and illustrators known as Three Blind Ants is behind the creation of the eco-friendly Boxsal, a compostable picnic in a box. Equipped with utensils, plates, cups and napkins, all that’s needed is food and drink of your choice -- a stick of salami, a baguette and a bottle of wine, perhaps -- to complete the box.

Among the different styles is the Urban Picnic Box, designed for artsy city dwellers who still look for a good, old-fashioned picnic even if it means setting up a blanket on the roof of a high-rise.

Other ideas for urban-style picnic dates include after a bike ride along the Venice Canals or a hike in Temescal Canyon, before an outdoor jazz concert at LACMA or atop the Griffith Observatory. Boxsal.com.

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