This Week’s Must-Haves: Instagram’s Favorite Pool Toy Gets an Artsy Upgrade

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting fun summer accessories including a giant swan float, patio umbrella and watermelon keg kit. Take a look!


Gray Malin x Funboy Swan Float, $128

If you've been anywhere near social media over the past few summers, you've probably seen your fair share of Hamptons partygoers, would-be style bloggers and A-list celebrities (RIP, Taylor + Calvin) lounging atop giant inflatable white swans. You can stand out from the rest of the Insta crowd with Funboy's limited-edition version of the ubiquitous float, hand-screened with photographer Gray Malin's aerial image of Australia's Bondi Beach. As a bonus, you'll be doing some good. Thanks to Funboy's partnership with charity organization RainCatcher, the sale of each float provides one person with a year of clean drinking water.

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Frontgate Carousel Umbrella, $995

Add some bohemian flair to your outdoor living space with this fun patio umbrella. The 9-foot-wide octagonal canopy is made from stain-resistant canvas and trimmed with fade-resistant tassels, while vents at the top allow hot air to circulate so you won't get overheated.

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3 Chill Pills iPhone Case, $32

Need a little reminder to slow down? This three-dimensional iPhone case will do the trick—and keeps your technology safe with its soft but tough silicone exterior.

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Sant and Abel Men’s Sleep Shorts, $134

Slumber in style with a pair of tropical print shorts from Australian sleepwear brand Sant and Abel. The design is based on the Beverly Hills Hotel's iconic Martinique banana leaf wallpaper.

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Watermelon Keg Kit, $20

Looking to impress guests at your next party? With this easy-to-use watermelon keg-tapping kit, you can transform summer's favorite fruit into a multipurpose drink dispenser that's perfect for cocktails, lemonade or any beverage you can imagine.

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John Robshaw Alabat Beach Towel, $80

Bring textile designer John Robshaw's signature global flavor to the beach with this colorful, oversized towel. The geometric pattern was inspired by the traditional weaving techniques of Mindanao in the Philippines.

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This story first appeared in the August 8, 2016 issue of Adweek magazine.
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