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TRAVEL
Truck-A-Float, a Hotel in Rockaway
by Jenny Miller While the end of summer is nearing in the Northern Hemisphere, there's still time to squeeze in a few more beach weekends. For a delightful overnight in Rockaway, Queens, there is a brand new kind of hotel called Truck-A-Float—a...
TRAVEL
WAX + Print All Over Me Beach Kit
Going to the beach can be a real process, between remembering where your beach towel and swim trunks are and figuring out what else to bring along. WAX magazine, however, wants to help ease the effort one needs to exert by way of a playful beach...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: The Sands of Ko Samui
by Jennifer Miller Any trip to Thailand should include some time spent at one of the country's incredible beaches, which are known for their magazine-worthy shorelines packing fine white sand, cerulean water and luscious palm trees. Thailand's beaches...
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Word of Mouth: Durban
by Laura Feinstein 2014 is shaping up to be the year of South African design. From Cape Town’s title as world design capital to a series of high profile public arts projects, the formerly embattled country has flourished under a recent wave of creativity...
TRAVEL
Hammam 34 Turkish Towels
Traditional Turkish towels add more than a spirited touch to a modern bathroom; the centuries-old design also serves as an ideal travel companion. Typically uber-soft, the towel's woven cotton fabric takes up far less room than a normal towel, allowing...
DESIGN
Eskayel Playland Capsule Collection
To put together their bespoke suite at New York's Rockaways' buzzed-about Playland Motel, designer Shanan Campanaro of Eskayel and interior designer Michelle Zacks of S P A C E D O U T drew upon their travels to Tulum, Bali and Montauk—as well as...
DESIGN
Satta + Stevie Gee: Be Love Now
London's Brixton neighborhood is fast becoming a bastion of creativity and artisan craftwork south of the river. Leading the charge is Joe Lauder of Satta, a woodworker and artist specializing in handmade skate decks that call to mind the early days...
STYLE
Solid & Striped Swimwear
In the world of swimwear, patterns can be polarizing and acceptable sizes, shapes and styles vary per season. Fortunately, Solid & Striped—a brand whose offerings we included when planning for last year's summer season—shies away from all that; producing...
DESIGN
Surf Sauna
To score the best waves in the Northeast it takes three things: dedication, luck and a thick skin. Though the water warms up to a comfortable trunks-only temperature in the summer, the best waves pound the shores of New England, New York and New...
TRAVEL
City Guides Spotlight: Los Angeles
Sponsored content: The city of Los Angeles—which sits in sunny SoCal as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world—is known for going big in just about every way. For all of its glamour and craziness, the California hotspot sometimes gets...
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Word of Mouth: San Sebastian
This summer saw all kinds of action in San Sebastian, Spain, and those festivities aren't over yet. With July's International Jazz Festival, the Semana Grande with parties, bullfights and fireworks, and the Zinemaldia International Film Festival...
DESIGN
Indoek Wave Wam
A surf-centric blog moonlighting as a retailer of collaborative soft-goods and maker of well-designed accessories for wave riders, Indoek opts for a more creative approach to surfing by highlighting the culture's many characters, stories and top...
STYLE
Nike Solarsoft Moccasins
Sporting a nostalgic, aqua sock-like vibe, Nike's recently released summer '13 Solarsoft Moccasins have all the makings for a laid-back, Weekend At Bernie's sort of adventure. But with an ultra-comfy midsole packing their trademark Lunarlon cushioning...
STYLE
Interview: We Are Handsome
Back in 2009, buddies Indhra Chagoury and Jeremy Somers had a great idea for what was potentially just a side project. What began with five sample products is now Australia’s We Are Handsome, a fully-formed label that’s exploded at an international...
TECH
MUJI Splash-Proof Smartphone Speaker
Japanese design powerhouse MUJI has released a new water-resistant speaker for your smartphone. Though this is an entirely new design, MUJI is far from a newcomer to the world of practical audio equipment. Back in 2000, Naoto Fukasawa designed the...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Fredericks and Mae
When ascending the stairs leading up to Fredericks and Mae's third floor studio in Bushwick, you can smell the alluring scent of a wood shop from the first step. And once you enter inside the quiet but bright space, the fragrance becomes intoxicating...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: San Juan
As soon as you touch down in San Juan, warm vibes greet your face. From the sun beaming down to the super hospitable locals, Puerto Rico's capital is a refreshing welcome to anyone escaping the winter doldrums or seeking to learn more about the...
STYLE
Quit Mad Stop
High-end beach basics are the provenance of Quit Mad Stop, a menswear label delivering handsewn apparel out of NYC. Their Spring/Summer 2013 line expands the label beyond trunks, windbreakers and totes, bringing in hybrid short-trunks and button...
CULTURE
Pilgrim Surf + Supply
Chris Gentile caught his first wave when he was nine years old on Point Judith, a surf destination on the southeastern tip of Rhode Island, just a street away from Pilgrim Avenue. Three decades later, he's still addicted. "Once it happens, once...
TRAVEL
CH Local: Cape Town
Cradled by a striking 360-degree panorama of a horseshoe-shaped mountain range and the sparkling sea, Cape Town is one of the most gorgeous places on Earth. South Africa's Mother City has historically been a harbor destination, beginning with European...
DESIGN
Suzie by Colonel
More than just bringing the outdoors in, French design studio Colonel recreates a bygone era of carefree beach bumming and camping that's infinitely more subtle than the theme-party decor such a notion might conjure. Founders Isabelle Gilles and...
TRAVEL
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Cuixmala
Deep in the Jalisco state of Mexico lies what for many, is a secret paradise. The coastal resort of Cuixmala, contained within a 25,000 acre nature preserve, was founded by Sir James Goldsmith in the 90s. The eco-friendly destination features beautiful...
TRAVEL
Soho Beach House
Despite sandy beaches and tropical influence, when it comes to social life, Miami isn't known as the warmest of places. Inundated with velvet ropes, crowded clubs, big cars and bigger jewelry, the Florida metropolis recently received an attractive...
STYLE
Vanport Outfitters
Not long after learning the art of custom canvas for sailboats and yachts with his dad, Portlander Nick Everett started designing and crafting one-off bags and clothing for friends from the material. When Jordan Saylor of Portland-based menswear...
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