Books + Beach Towels for Summer 2019

Dynamic duos for the ideal summer day off

Winter provides the pleasure of reading a book while enveloped in a cozy blanket, but the warmer months grant us time to read under the sun. Whether at the beach or pool, in a backyard, on a rooftop or simply a slice of ground at a park, a book and towel is all that’s needed—and we here we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites. …

CDLP Launches Limited Edition Swimwear

Despite being known for their base layers, CDLP unveils two excellent pairs of swim shorts

Today, Stockholm-based underwear experts CDLP—famous for perfecting the juxtaposition of Swedish design and Portuguese craftsmanship—launches a limited edition line of velvet and nylon swimwear in a campaign fronted by Jay Alvarrez and shot by CDLP’s co-founder and filmmaker, Christian Larson. Alvarrez can be seen posing nonchalantly, with the same vibe that CDLP draws inspiration from, on the rocky coast of Ibiza. The release marks the brand’s first …

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A bounty of album drops in the music we tweeted this week

Neil Young: A Letter Home As the Guardian’s Alexis Petridis points out, it’s odd that Neil Young—creator of the ultra-high resolution music player Pono—would release an album like A Letter Home—a crackling, distorted, “retro-tech” LP recorded in a phone booth at Jack White’s Third Man Studios. For Young, it’s all about capturing not just the vocals and instruments, but also the environment in which it …