The picnic blanket is a necessary accessory for al fresco eating, but it can be a burden to carry. The Yield Bag is a clever Kickstarter-funded project that proposes the combined functions of tote and rug.
The shoulder bag is held together by seams that are actually zippers, allowing you to undo every side of it, open it up, and spread it across the grass. For such a tidily stitched and lightweight sack, it's quite surprising how effective and expansive it is for this second function.
Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming's creation unfolds into a trapezoid with its strap on one side, playfully suggesting the other form that it takes. The Yield Bag comes in red and gray and comfortably accommodates one or two sitters.