Summer is, no doubt, the season in which I acquire the most stuff. Between afternoon barbeques, boat outings, cabin weekends and poolside lounging, it always seems I’m running to the store for one thing or another. And, out of desperation, the items I end up purchasing usually aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing or the highest quality. In an attempt to remedy that and invest in long-term items, I’m hoping to be a bit more selective with my summer purchases in the months ahead. So I’ve found some of the best, faucethead-approved items to carry you through these blissful summer months without settling for the only option in the local store. Those rain boots definitely are at the top of my list.

faucethead creative // summer styled

1  //  Classic River Inner Tube
…because you can’t float down a river any other way.

2  //  bkr Water Bottle
…because tap water is awesome and so are these Earth-friendly water bottles

3  //  Player’s Choice Checkers
…because this game could lead to new friendships and end old ones.

4  //  Architectural Lines Birdhouse
…because your birds deserve the best as well.

5  //  Levi’s Denim Jacket
…because it never goes out of style.

6  //  Coca-Cola Bottle Opener
…because those bottles won’t open themselves.

7  //  Scoop Ball Set
…because sand castles can only entertain you so long.

8  //  Barbour Hip Flask
…because sometimes you just need a little taste.

9  //  Red Picnic Cooler
…because you want to stand out from the plastic Igloos.

10  //  Big Green Egg
…because it really is the best way to BBQ.

11  //  Loeffler Randall Rain Slip-On
…because summer storms are fast and furious.

12  //  Bollard Oil Lamp
…because the woods are dark at night.

13  //  Geometric Fire Pit
…because your friends need a place to gather.

Images collected via Pinterest. View the originals and more here.

faucethead creative // wordless wednesday

Image via Nicole Franzen

faucethead creative // summer mood board

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
― Henry James

Images collected via Pinterest, view the originals here.

faucethead creative // photo friday

Image via Oh, Pioneer!

faucethead creative // color conversation: cobalt

Images collected via Pinterest. View the originals and other cobalt inspiration here.

If you caught the Spring 2014 runway shows, it was undeniable: cobalt stole the spotlight. It’s really no surprise since the expressive blue works well with a variety of skin tones, brings vivacious energy to any space and conveys vivid patterns in a way no other hue can. It didn’t take any convincing around faucethead headquarters, either. We’re all aboard the cobalt train whether the color is utilized in fashion, interiors or statement footwear. We say, bring on the bold!

faucethead creative // color conversation: cobalt

1  //  Les Faceties de Pegase Scarf from Hermès
2  //  Ice Bucket from Jonathan Adler
3  //  Yves Saint Laurent Beaute La Laque from Neiman Marcus
4  //  Urbanears™ headphones from J.Crew
5  //  Michael Kors ‘Runway’ Round Bracelet Watch from Nordstrom
6  //  Calèche Bracelet from Hermès
7  //  Prada Wing-Tip Oxford from Neiman Marcus
8  //  Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner from Sephora
9  //  Spektre Memento Audere Semper Sunglasses from MatchesFashion.com
10  //  Sarah Magid Lazuli Cone Necklace from SHOPBOP
11  //  Jas MB EP Rucksack from SHOPBOP

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