You’ve probably heard the exact opposite of that statement right? Aside from seeing gradients used in tech and mobile app logos, it’s not often that you see them in things that you would actually want to wear or have in your home. So while gradients may have gotten a bad rap from their misuse in design, here are 10 products that are aiming to correct that by injecting some summer vibes into your life.
Saturdays NYC: Vass Canvas Slip‑On Shoes
This prism print is just enough gradient to make a statement. Step out of the Vans checkers and into these.
Pendleton: Grand Canyon Roll-Up Blanket
Feels just as good in the Grand Canyon or at a beach bonfire. Rolls up nicely for easy packing.
Album Surfboards: 5’7″ Cosmic UTF MOD
Here’s the cure to the standard stock white surfboard design. Custom resin and inlay art on the top and bottom of this board is a sure standout in the lineup.
Alfred Kerbs: Travel Cognac Sunglasses
The colors on these spell summer sunsets perfectly. Time to upgrade from your standard black or tortoise frames.
PAX Ceramics: The Breakfast Club
The breakfast club is simply a beautiful collection of bowls, carafes, cups, and vases that use clean design to brighten up any day.
Scott Thrift: Today Clock
This 24-hour timepiece uses a simple gradient showing the amount of brightness associated with certain hours throughout the day. Check out his Kickstarter so we can have one!
Muju: Nalu Muju
Muju makes illustrative prints and designer toys based around their Mujuworld characters. They donate a portion of their profits to ocean-minded charities like Surfers Against Sewage and Waves for Water.
Studio WM: Gradient Lamp
This pendant lamp is made from hand-blown glass with a matching yarn braided around the wire to create a seamless design transition from the solid color to the clear glass.
Herschel Supply: Dayton Backpack
On top of utilizing their newly trademarked fabric, ApexKnit, the pack makes a bold color shift from the standard color blocks typically offered by Herschel.
NIXON: Ultratide Watch
Get your Surfline reports synced directly to your watch and look good checking them.