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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...
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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...
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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...
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Zebra Towel
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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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French artist Jean Jullien takes a cheeky look at beach culture through his series of visual ruminations entitled "La Plage." Inspired by the social oddities of hanging seaside and "how naked it all gets," Jullien created pared-down yet vibrant images...
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Taps Aff Badge
Whether celebrating the dogs days of summer or just feeling a little rowdy, Scottish phrase "Taps Aff!" incites a rebellious vibe sure to turn a few heads or better yet, inspire its actual meaning—to shed your shirt. This cheeky little badge is a fashionable...
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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...
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Gauze Scarf
A collaboration from socially motivated lifestyle brand Apolis and Ace Hotels' creative studio Atelier Ace, these indigo stripe gauze scarves with fringed edges are made with hand-loomed 100% organic cotton from Nazaret, Ethiopia. The project helps...
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...
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Quick Dry Body Spray SPF 40
MDSolarSciences' Quick Dry Body Spray lives up to its name. This non-greasy, SPF 40 sunscreen is easily applied with a few simple pumps, leaving skin feeling smooth and ultimately protected from harmful UV rays (even when in the water). The 5-ounce...
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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...
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...
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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...
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