The mrphy Guide to Chilling at Home

The mrphy Guide to Chilling at Home

 

We don't know about you but we're huge fans of lounging in front of the TV and chilling - and now we can use the excuse to justify staying home as being the safe and Covid-19-preventive thing to do. If you love your movies and your series like we do, you may have spent the last decade loving, and then hating Game of Thrones on HBO, or Stranger Things on Netflix. And now you might well finally get hold of the Mandalorian and WandaVision now that Disney+ is available!

For those of us who love a more interactive entertainment experience, the latest Sony Playstation, the PS5 is blowing console gamers' minds. The Nintendo Switch, a game changer (heh) in portable gaming, also holds its own at home and makes the two-player gaming experience level-up.

So you've got your streaming subscription, and your gaming console. Popcorn in one hand and remote in the other. Read on to see what you're missing to perfect your chilling time.

 
 

PLATAMI FOR PLATA-YOU

This is for the people who don't have much space to play with. A bean bag tatami that can roll up and be used as footrest or stool, or uncoiled when it's movie night. At a 60 degree recline backrest filled with SPRINGFLUX™ bean bag pellets, the ergonomics will allow you to sit with comfort (and less strain than a sofa) - perfect for those Lord of the Rings marathons.

The platami - bean bag tatami by doob Bean Bags

The platami - bean bag tatami by doob Bean Bags

FWOOA! PLAY GAME TILL SHIOK

If you DO have space for a bean bag, make it a FWOOA. Stretchy spandex to let you recline in ANY position you want. The accompanying FWOOARMREST gives you further bolstered support - a headrest for lying back, an armrest for getting that personal record, or both.

The fwooa – ultra versatile spandex bean bag with armrest by doob Bean Bags

The fwooa – ultra versatile spandex bean bag with armrest by doob Bean Bags

ARE YOU A SNACK? BECAUSE YOU BELONG HERE

Snacking and watching shows on television go together like... Sherlock and Watson... or Sully and Mike Wazowski. If you've already got a nice cushy receptacle for yourself (see above), why not get one for your nuts too? The Pistachio Serving Bowl looks like a huge pistachio when closed (hence its very appropriate name), and when open, gives you a convenient tray for shells or wrappers. For the pros with multiple snacks, get the Hoop Serving Bowl which even gives you dipping room. Round it off with style with the Tropical Party stirrer and pick set for a trendy Hors D'oeuvres and cocktail party to impress .

Pistachio Serving Bowl by OTOTO

Pistachio Serving Bowl by OTOTO

Hoop Serving Bowl by OMMO

Hoop Serving Bowl by OMMO

Tropical Party Stirrer and Pick Set by Qualy Design

Tropical Party Stirrer and Pick Set by Qualy Design

A NEW BAKE-INING

Although there's nothing wrong with moderate tv time... or the occasional binge watch - we need self care sometimes - there are some ways to make your chill session a little less guilt-inducing. Instead of potato chips and other unhealthy processed foods, maybe bake a fresh batch of cookies from scratch to accompany you through the heart-rending episodes of Grey's Anatomy... or the first ten minutes of Pixar's Up. Get some of our baking tools to make the process even more fun!

Check out some of our baking tools and tips here!
Ginger Girls Cookie Cutter Set by Tovolo

Ginger Girls Cookie Cutter Set by Tovolo

Dungeons and Drink-ons

You can't go movie or game night without a beverage by the side, whether it's a hot mug of tea to keep you warm while snuggling under a blanket, or a glass of your favourite poison to sip on. Doesn't matter if you're bawling over The Notebook or howling over The Hangover. Get tea accessories and ice moulds to enhance either experience.

T-Ring Tea Press Flask by Simple Lab Experience

T-Ring Tea Press Flask by Simple Lab Experience

Sphere Clear Ice System by Tovolo

Sphere Clear Ice System by Tovolo

 
 

Note: We are not affiliated in any way to the shows, gaming platforms, and streaming services mentioned above. Although we wouldn't mind getting a free subscription or two for office movie night! (hint hint)