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A Day At The Beach

Each week we bring you a trio of Good Things in art and design, chosen from the infinite creative archives of Present & Correct

Miami Pink Umbrellas
Miami Pink Umbrellas © Gray Malin

We are transported to the best of beaches with the latest Good Things

It’s hot in the city this week so of course our minds turn to beaches. Oh, to be by the seaside with the water lapping at your toes. So in honour of our daydreams, this week's Good Things brings together the key elements for a fine day on the coast. 

Photographer Léo Caillard recorded the wondrous beach huts of Miami in all of their technicolour glory – a series of architectural parties, providing shelter and safety when the tides are high.

Miami Beach Houses
Miami Beach Houses © Léo Caillaird
Miami Beach Houses
Miami Beach Houses © Léo Caillaird
Miami Beach Houses
Miami Beach Houses © Léo Caillaird
Miami Beach Houses
Miami Beach Houses © Léo Caillaird
A day at the beach is not complete without an ice lolly, hot footing it over the scorching sand before the frozen blocks become a drink. Studio PUTPUT have created some delightful lollies, albeit with household cleaning implements.
Popsicle by PUTPUT
Popsicle by PUTPUT
Popsicle by PUTPUT
Popsicle by PUTPUT
Popsicle by PUTPUT
Popsicle by PUTPUT
Popsicle by PUTPUT
Popsicle by PUTPUT
Popsicle by PUTPUT
Popsicle by PUTPUT
Popsicle by PUTPUT
Popsicle by PUTPUT
It hasn’t been confirmed but we suspect Belinda Carlisle was singing Circles in the Sand to the artist Jim Denevan. He puts your beach art to shame with his gargantuan geometric drawings which fill the beach and make them even more beautiful.
Sand by Jim Denevan
Sand by Jim Denevan
Sand by Jim Denevan
Sand by Jim Denevan
Sand by Jim Denevan
Sand by Jim Denevan
Sand by Jim Denevan
Sand by Jim Denevan
Sand by Jim Denevan
Sand by Jim Denevan
Sand by Jim Denevan
Sand by Jim Denevan

Ditch your bucket because sandcastles have evolved. Calvin Seibert makes the best around, seemingly inspired by fantasy tales and Frank Gehry.
Sandcastle by Calvin Seibert
Sandcastle by Calvin Seibert
Sandcastle by Calvin Seibert
Sandcastle by Calvin Seibert
Sandcastle by Calvin Seibert
Sandcastle by Calvin Seibert
Sandcastle by Calvin Seibert
Sandcastle by Calvin Seibert
Sandcastle by Calvin Seibert
Sandcastle by Calvin Seibert
A towel, an umbrella, a good book and you’re all set for eight hours of baking. Gray Malin captures your beachside set up perfectly in his growing series La Plage.
Blue and Red Striped Umbrellas
Blue and Red Striped Umbrellas © Gray Malin
Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach © Gray Malin
Brazil Blue Water Beach
Brazil Blue Water Beach © Gray Malin
White Umbrellas, White Sand
White Umbrellas, White Sand © Gray Malin
Coogee Wave
Coogee Wave © Gray Malin

The sun is a prerequisite for a successful day's beaching. Jeff Mclane's series of Solaroids feels like your favourite star shining through hot eyelids.
Solaroid by Jeff McLane
Solaroid by Jeff McLane © Jeff McLane
Solaroid by Jeff McLane
Solaroid by Jeff McLane © Jeff McLane
Solaroid by Jeff McLane
Solaroid by Jeff McLane © Jeff McLane
Solaroid by Jeff McLane
Solaroid by Jeff McLane © Jeff McLane
Solaroid by Jeff McLane
Solaroid by Jeff McLane © Jeff McLane

Present & Correct is a design blog and stationery store in London founded by graphic designers Neal Whittington and Mark Smith.

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