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STYLE
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...
DESIGN
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...
TRAVEL
Tentipi Shelters
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...
TRAVEL
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...
TRAVEL
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...
FOOD-DRINK
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...
STYLE
Three Versatile Quick-Drying Shorts
The best days of summer are the ones when spontaneity takes over: a brunch in the city might turn into a bike ride to the beach or a pickup game of football. No matter where the day takes you, being well-equipped for whatever comes your way is essential...
STYLE
Apolis + Atelier Ace Gauze Scarf
With a keen eye on the road and an undetermined destination, Apolis seems ever-focused on their—and your—next journey. Or perhaps more specifically, what product will make your journey better. While we've been wowed by a range of previous products...
TRAVEL
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...
TRAVEL
Graham & Co. Hotel, Catskills
by Janine Stankus On a sunny Saturday in May, the Esopus River runs red from recent rains and the tiny town of Phoenicia, NY is beginning to stir. A fleet of motorcycles rolls onto the one-block main drag while a pair of young men on beach cruisers...
CULTURE
BBQ Season Essentials
Stateside, Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer. Elsewhere, the weather does the deciding. Either way, in most of the Northern Hemisphere the mercury is steadily rising and barbecue weather is finally here. To celebrate the first few...
FOOD-DRINK
The Cookbook by London's BBQ Experts, Pitt Cue Co.
While grilling meat over an open flame might be humanity's first foray into cooking, it's a style in which we have stopped striving for perfection—that perfect balance of smoke and sweetness is all due to the flame, the cut of the meat and the grillmaster...
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...
STYLE
Eight Slip-On Sneakers
While there's a vibrant world of quality shoelaces for customizing your footwear, sometimes you just don't want to deal with tying them. The following selections sacrifice laces for the sack of ease, but still place style at the forefront. The options...
STYLE
Wimbleys No-Show Socks
Whether you're sporting loafers or a worn-out pair of Chuck Taylors, in the heat of the summer, there are one too many sacrifices that come with the appealing sockless look—blisters, sweat and stink, just to name a few. While no-show socks have been...
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...
CULTURE
LungA Festival 2013
by Maj Hartov A celebration of art and creative practices, the LungA festival on the east coast of Iceland invites attendees to partake in a full week of activities during July each year. Set in a small town called Seydisfjördur, at the end of a...
STYLE
Four High-Powered Sunscreens
At the height of summer, with seemingly endless weekends sprawled out on lawns and beaches, it's hard not to succumb to apathy and ignore sun care. Even if you haven't worn sunscreen all summer, it is never too late to start protecting your skin from...
TECH
Summer Running Guide
With the summer heat in full effect, staying fit can be a challenge. As the mercury rises to near-record levels here at our Cool Hunting HQ in New York, and London endures a rare heat wave across the pond, we sought the best products for lacing up...
STYLE
Jasmine Takanikos + Benjo's
Jasmine Takanikos lives a life guided by color. The NYC-based color and branding consultant is known among the creative community for her flawless ability to pair pigments, both in her personal style and for companies like Lululemon, New Balance...
STYLE
Birchbox Man Summer Shopping
Advertorial content: We recently wrote about Birchbox Man's Anniversary Shipment for their subscribers. Birchbox, a discovery e-commerce service, hand-selects and ships tried and tested sample and full-size products monthly to all its members. Delving...
FOOD-DRINK
Woodpile BBQ Brisket
Living in a city like NYC it's often easier to eat out than spend the time and energy cooking. And, for some of us, the most gourmet meal we're qualified to cook is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. For those of you wishing to cook up a proper...
FOOD-DRINK
Anchor Brewing Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale
As a visit to NYC's CultureFix taught us last spring, saison-style beers are incredibly refreshing when the mercury rises. While many are hard to come by, San Francisco's storied Anchor Brewing recently released a Belgian-style farmhouse ale that...
FOOD-DRINK
Six Summer Coolers
Embracing the outdoors in summer heat is always easier with a cold beverage on hand. Keeping those drinks icy, however, can be a bit of a chore. Ditch that clunky old plastic box and check out the new kids on the block. Whether you're heading to the...
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