Top 10 Summer Basics
- Caroline Kurze
Finally summer arrived in Berlin and the temperatures start rising up to 30 degrees. Time to present some nice and handy summer favorites in our Daily Basics. Have fun and see you at the bathing lakes.
1. Mismo Pouch
This pouch from Mismo is made from heavy cotton canvas with a blue, brushed, vintage-looking resin coating. It has a zipped top closure and leather details. Cotton lining and several inner compartments. Measures are 30 x 21,5 centimeters. It is water-repellent and the perfect companion for the beach or the bathing lakes.
The old man and the sea is a classic written by the American author Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Cuba. It was his last major work, telling about an aging fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. For me, it is the perfect summer lecture to be enjoyed lying out in the sun, in the park, at the beach or on your balcony.
Maybe one of the most beautiful hiding spots; the San Giorgio Designhotel in Mykonos, Greece. Melding the carefree finesse of the ’60s bohemian life with a down-to-earth ‘gypset’ approach, everything is about ease and enjoyment. It’s like visiting the summer home of your coolest friend and definitely on top of our wish list for this years summer vacation.
Of course you’ll need sunnies. The Miltzen Crystal Green from Moscot has rounded glasses and comes in the classic shape that was first introduced in the 1930’s. It has eight shaped rivets on the front and temples. It is made from acetate with exposed hardware, a keyhole bridge, and a three barrel hinge. The lenses are green. A hardcase is included.
I am great in loosing my keys so the best is to tuck them to my body, especially when going to the beach. The key holder from Nonnative is made in Japan from real leather. It can be worn around the neck or clipped onto something. Clasp, ring and key parts are made of brass.
The West-side popsicle by Gary Gray consits of strawberry fruit juice and wood. It is part of the Desert Escimo pop series that transforms unusual shapes into icecream. We wouldn’t mind having a little bite.
This Linnen blanket from Etsy is perfect for having a picnic or to just lay down at the beach or in the park. It is made of pure linnen, pre-washed and softened. Linen fibre goes damp and dry very soon, that is why the fabric warms during cold night and cools the body during hot midday.The blanket is handmade with love and comes in 140 cm x 200 cm size.
The Rover hat from Nonnative is made in Japan from woven paper. It is 100% natural and comes in two sizes. A contrasting navy cotton band lies around the top section. The hat is lined with floral patterned cotton.