It could be the family lake house, a weekend rental on the Cape or just a really summery corner of your sixth-floor walkup.
But to really make it feel right, you’ve got to have the right vibe—which, granted, is a little different if you’re summering near the sea versus a woodsy lake or river. So we’ve gone ahead and found some handsome appointments and setting-appropriate curios to properly equip your abode.
Ladies and gentlemen, Gisele Bündchen is back. (Pun only slightly intended.)
Just hours ago, Paris Vogue revealed their June cover—we rarely get excited about this sort of thing, but we’d be doing you a disservice by not sharing such a great moment in beach photography. (Yes, there is a beach somewhere in this shot.)
This was the one day it paid off to be Condé Nast’s chief sand removal expert...
DRM is Dead: As you may have heard, the Library of Congress just punched a few new holes in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, legally permitting you to jailbreak that shiny new iPhone. Gizmodo helpfully explains what it all means. [Gizmodo]
Here’s a late-breaking addition to the Must Haves (that little column to the left): a newly arrived zipper coal bag from ACL that just happens to be the perfect beach bag. It’s light, unassuming canvas, easily washable if you get in too much salt, with a zipper across the top to keep out the sand.
It’s simple, but for the occasion, that’s just what's needed. Well played, Mr. Williams.
Beach-going equipment tends to be pretty minimal. If you’ve got a good pair of trunks, a pair of sunglasses and some sunblock, you’re probably set. And, of course, something to lie down on…
These lightweight cotton blankets from Steven Alan get it just about perfect, with colorful stripes, a 5’x7’ wingspan, and a clever twist: to make your life simpler, the S.A. folks are randomizing the colors, so after you order one up you’ll get the next color they have in stock. So much for the dream of the matching bathing suit.
So much for street art. Andrew van der Merwe has taken up a beach-based variant, inspired by writing styles from the North African Taureg culture and the West African Akan peoples. This particular calligraphy mandala can be found at Glencairn Beach in Cape Town, South Africa. He claims it doesn’t mean anything…but we think he just isn’t saying.
There’s nothing like a good beach to get you in the Earth Day spirit. And a good photographer, of course. This Stuart Gibson snap comes all the way from Tasmania, where we're guessing the waves are a good deal slower...