Word of Mouth: Durban

Creative tips from the talented multidisciplinary artist Richard Hart on South Africa's historic port city

by Laura Feinstein 2014 is shaping up to be the year of South African design. From Cape Towns 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. This is due partly to the hard work of organizations like Design Indaba, which highlights local talent and attracts international recognition, …

Solid & Striped Swimwear

A stylish modernization of classic designs for men, and a women's line debut

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 classic, elegant attire that works in the water and beside it. The brand was conceived in the Hamptons, inspired by an old pair of trunks from …

City Guides Spotlight: Los Angeles

Tips for getting lost in a city that has it all

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 a bad rap, but it’s home to all kinds of history, culture and personality. Because LA has always been so accepting of the …