Books and Beach Towels For Summer 2022

Perfect pairings for a summer day in the sunshine

Whether you’re lying on the sand or rocks, a pool lounge, hot tiles or a patch of grass in the park, summertime brings the joy of relaxing in the sunshine and reading a good book. From the surreal to the satirical, salient and silly, these are some of our favorite novels (each paired with a bright, boldly designed towel) this season. Disorientation Taiwanese American writer …

Bolleke Outdoor Portable Light

The clean, minimal design of Fatboy’s waterproof light offers more than style. A spherical bulb enables uniform lighting from all angles in each of its three dimness settings. The ties add color through a range of bright and neutral hues, but they’re also durable and flexible to make transporting and hanging the light easy. Even the silicone buttons (which recharge the light via a USB …

Hammies Shorts

Super-retro and made for summertime, Hammies shorts are a throwback to the ’70s, before men’s shorts grew longer and baggier. Made from stretch corduroy (a cotton-elastic blend) and featuring an elastic waistband, they are more comfortable and flexible than they might look. Made in 11 cheerful colorways, they are currently available in 28-38-inch sizes but the brand is hoping to extend their offerings in the …