Wearable Sun Protection
There’s no faster way to throw shade on a warm weather vacation (or the first few hot days of spring) than with sunburn. It takes only 15 minutes of direct sunlight exposure for skin damage to begin occurring, so protection is a must. While sunscreen...
Warm Water Wax
Made by hand, East Surf Company’s Warm Water Wax—formulated for 64 to 74-degree water temperatures—will keep your board grippy while searching for warmer waves. Each bar is formed from an original blend of organic wax, and they’ve been purposely shaped...
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Summer Dreaming
While half the world is enduring the grey skies and blustery winds of winter, the other half is living it up in glorious sunshine. That said, all of us are approaching the holiday season. So whether your next poolside hangout is on vacation, around...
POOL Beach Towel
Bring poolside vibes along on any adventure—even in the cold—with Schönstaub’s POOL Beach Towel. Made in Germany, the 100% cotton towel bears the vibrant brush of palm trees surrounded by glittering swimming pool water. Each towel is delivered in a...
Jack Bevan of Foals' End of Summer Playlist for Cool Hunting
Celebrating their new album release—What Went Down—and the Labor Day long weekend in the US, we asked Foals' drummer Jack Bevan to make an end of summer playlist for Cool Hunting. As he explains, "In an end of summer playlist, I look for music which...
La Cambuse du Saunier in Gruissan, France
Le Salin de l'île Saint-Martin is a special place in the town of Gruissan where even locals indulge in snapping a few photos. Located by the Mediterranean coast, the tremendous salt evaporation ponds (over 400 hectares) host the production of la fleur...
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA
As temperatures rise and summertime vibes begin to peak, fruit-infused beers become increasingly more appealing for their crisp and refreshing nature. Finding a well-balanced summer brew can be problematic, though, as the sweetness oftentimes overpowers...
Warm Weather Lawn Games
The warm weather stirs up a restlessness in all of us. Once you've finished up your picnic in the park or grilling in the yard, turn to these lawn games for easy group entertainment—no WiFi required. Lumbürr Co Six-Pack-O-Kubb While the origins...
Instantly set the mood at summer parties—whether on the sandy beaches, a concrete driveway or lush backyard garden—with this minimalist fire basket by Norm Architects for Menu. Sturdy yet lightweight, this cleanly-designed portable structure beckons...
Summer Getaway Essentials
For most weekends away during summer, all you need is a half-filled duffle bag—which is all the better if you need to face rush hour on public transport. Forget the seven different outfits and all your tech gadgets. We've rounded up a few summer getaway...
Six Eye-Catching Beach Towels for Summer
When summer is approaching, it's usually the swimsuit that beach-goers think hard about, and the humble towel is just an afterthought. Have a wander through the internet, though, and you will find there are bold beach towels that are just as attention...
Cat Eye Sunglasses
We can't all have Adam Selman create a custom sheer dress covered in 230,000 hand-applied crystals like he did for Rihanna at last year's CFDA awards, but thankfully his collaboration with affordable Aussie brand Le Specs is much more accessible. Inspired...
Brooklyn artist collective EXOvault has become known for their steampunk iPhone cases, as they're not afraid to play with aluminum, brass or titanium. Now they've launched their first eyewear design, which they manufacture themselves. A closer look...
The Jack Sunglasses
Putting a modern spin on the '60s swagger of JFK in the summer, Traps Eyewear presents the universally flattering Jack shades. Lest anyone thinks these are your run-of-the-mill sunglasses, the frames' high-quality Italian acetate is paired with aged...
Clay Project Swimwear by John Yuyi
To succinctly describe John Yuyi is like trying to pin down the finite details of a colorful dream you just woke from before it vanishes from memory. This is especially true because the young Taipei-born fashion designer/art director is just beginning...
Blu Dot's Hot Mesh Collection
Though officially founded in 1997, in recent years Minneapolis-based Blu Dot has increasingly gained a larger audience thanks to a playful, function-forward approach, unpretentious attitude and generally modest prices—offering a significant step...
A basic need like shelter is often best met by a simple design. Enter the nordic vibes of Tentipi, a Swedish tent company inspired by the nomadic, indigenous Sámi people's katas—structures that can withstand the worst weather the Arctic can muster...
Ditch the threadbare Technicolor rags lying around the linen closet and invest in a sophisticated zebra hide beach towel from Maslin & Co. Complete with its own leather carrying strap, this is an accessory to show fellow beachgoers you mean business...
Campsite Booking Made Easy with Hipcamp
Camping is about getting away from it all: ditching the internet for a few days, embracing the wild and soaking in the sounds and views of nature. But as those who have tried planning the perfect trip know, it can be a frustrating and confusing process...
Photographer Will Adler's Tranquil Seascapes
As much as barreling behemoth waves and 14-foot airs may be visually captivating and a major part of professional surfing, it's downright difficult to relate to for most. LA-based photographer Will Adler turns his lens on the ocean and those who...
Three Rooftop Tents for Summer Adventures
For those looking to hit the road for summertime adventures, there's no better piece of gear than a rooftop tent. Mounting onto a vehicle's roof rack, these longtime safari favorites are finding their way more and more into the casual consumer market...
Micro Floral Ball Cap
Many a summer lover's go-to capmaker, FairEnds presents a soft micro floral style with a pattern that's aptly called "Head in the Garden." Flowers in your hair, flowers everywhere—but only with a close look.
Sixpoint Brewery's Juice-Based RAD
For a craft beer-based take on the infamous Brass Monkey, Sixpoint Brewery recently introduced RAD, a tangy concoction of fruit juice and beer. Inspired by a 50-50 blend of lemon soda and beer originally created to quench the heavy thirst of cyclists...
State Of The Union Tee
DFA Records pays homage to its roster of artists with their State of the Union T-shirt. Printed on an American Apparel 50/50 cotton tee, names comprising their signature lightening bolt logo include label favorites like Yacht, LCD Soundsystem, Holy...