Behind the Design: Stylish Summer Staples to Enjoy All Season Long
We love to take advantage of every moment of sunshine in the summer. Our Creative Director, Heather Kane, has rounded up a few of her favorite eazy-breezy summer staples that you will be able to enjoy all season long.
By Heather Kane
Photos by Brandon Alms
“The Swedish-designed Hinza bag is my new summer staple. It’s made of recycled plastics, so I can fill it with ice and drinks, attach it to my bike and bring it to the beach, pool and lake!”
Photos by Brandon AlmsThe Most Practical Bag of All Time: I can’t say enough good things about The Hinza bag, $34.95 at Baglady Boutique. Use it for whatever strikes your fancy. The messier the better because you can just rinse it out with ease. The bag comes in multiple colors and two sizes to meet your needs.
Photos by Brandon AlmsGet Around with Style and Ease: Have you heard about the Townie Go Electric or the Townie Go Commute? They are stylish electric-assisted bikes from Electra Bikes that give you a boost up to 2 mph. The bikes, $2,599–2,999 at A&B Cycle, are available in an array of colors, and thanks to an optional front and back racks, you can reduce your carbon footprint, haul your goods in style and go farther with less effort!
Photos by Brandon AlmsLuxe Threads: Forget your plain beach towel—the SunnyLife Castillo Round Towel, $50 at Five Pound Apparel, lets you relax in comfort and style.
Photos by Brandon AlmsPrickly Punch: Whether you’re making margaritas or lemonade, this cactus drink dispenser, $19.95 at Baglady Boutique, adds a little something extra to your barbecues this summer.
As 417 Magazine’s Creative Director, I pull inspiration from all over. Design is a passion of mine, and when I’m out scouting products to feature in the magazine, I run across items I just have to share with our readers.