Seventy-Five Years Later, Ketums is Reborn
In 1925 Joseph Smutek set up shop on a leafy street on the western outskirts of Paris. His business was raincoats and Smutek quickly become known in the area for the quality and utility of his garments. As his sons took over the family business in...
Captivated by the vivacity of Neapolitan families frolicking in Italy's warm summer waters, photographer Brett Lloyd began snapping images of them, hoping to capture the carefree scenes playing out in front of him. Dashwood Books took notice of Lloyd...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Five Beach Day Essentials
The beauty of the beach is that you don't need much to have great time. Simply relaxing on the sand near a body of water is often pleasure enough. Still, a few well-chosen items will make your time in the sun more fun and comfortable. From keeping...
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...
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...
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...
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...
ESPO Crash Snapback Hat
For anyone who has ever tried—and failed—to book a seaside bungalow in the summer months, here's a novel approach. Get straight to the point with the ESPO Crash Snapback Hat from RVCA. This ensures other vacationers will know that while surfing might...
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...
As the meeting point for the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, the Cape Peninsula has a wide range of beaches to choose from. While none of them will be bound by particularly warm waters, what they lack in bathtub-temperature waves they make up for in idyllic...
These wood Diamond Boxes were formed from the great minds of Gregory Buntain and Ian Collings, of Brooklyn design studio Fort Standard. The mini vessels replicate the shape of a round cut diamond and are embedded with tiny magnets for secure stowage...
Oversized Beach Towels
Pendleton Woolen Mills' relationship with Native Americans goes back six generations, when designer Joe Rawnsley spent years researching native culture, from the Southwest to Northwestern Oregon. Rawnsley noted colors and patterns that held the most...
Portable Bluetooth Speakers
Co-founder Peter Riering-Czekalla dares you to toss, hang and occasionally drop NudeAudio speakers, which offer a huge punch in both mobility and sound. Available in light or dark colors, tether them to any bag and take the durable sound-system anywhere...
The Christiania cargo bike was born out of the autonomous and unconventional Copenhagen commune, where hash is legal and cars are not. One or both of these factors perhaps led to Lars Engstrom's ingenious original cargo bike design, created as a one...
Road trip: Isle of Palms
The northernmost beach in the Charleston area, Isle of Palms is a lot like how the Hamptons are to NYC. Just a 20-minute drive from the cobblestone streets of downtown Charleston, IOP is a perfect retreat that maintains a salty personality while feeling...
Road Trip: Nantucket
While the city beaches of Boston may leave something to be desired, the stunning coastline of Nantucket—a small island off of Cape Cod—make it a beach destination worth visiting. Over 100 miles of coastline (nearly all of it open to the public) rim...
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...
Road Trip: Madison, WI
About a three-hour drive from Chicago, Madison, the state's liberal-leaning capital and home to the University of Wisconsin, is worth the drive—assuming it's not the middle of winter. When the mercury rises, head north from the city along the shores...
Road Trip: Traverse City
Traverse City, a freshwater equivalent of Cape Cod, is a beach town in Northwest Michigan and also happens to be the largest tart cherry producer in the country. Restaurants creatively incorporate the local cherries into entrees and Pleva's meat shop...
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...