Secret Islands

Three islands you probably haven't thought about for laid-back summer getaways

The onset of summer means vacation plans—or at least daydreams about them—abound. Whether you’re looking for seclusion or are simply ready for a change in beach venues, these islands offer lesser-known ways to get your seaside fix. The Outer Hebrides Known for its ruggedly mythic terrain, the Outer Hebrides are an archipelago off the coast of Scotland. If you’re in the mood for a relaxed …

Macro | Sea Dumpster Pools

Transforming a dumpster into a pool in a mere twelve days, the creative developers behind Macro | Sea are quickly changing sections of Brooklyn's urban landscape from an industrial wasteland to a pool party. The pool project is a subsidiary of NY-based Macro | Sea's larger mission to transform defunct strip malls into pleasant community spaces where people can congregate. The concept was a success …