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At this point in the summer, collective groans begin and people start saying things like, “Summer’s almost over, man.” Ignore the buzz kills, summer winding down is all the more reason to spend every second possible outside. And if the humdrum of the fluorescent light is tying you down, it’s time for a little motivation.

Luckily, we’re #soblessed to live in a world where inspiration is just an infinite scroll and double tap away. Follow these brands (the majority of which, we noticed, originate in the Pacific Northwest) if your life could use some fresh air.


Juniper Ridge @juniperridge
If you call the trails of the Pacific Northwest your “office,” chances are you’re going to have some views to share.


Teranishi Brand @teranishibrandBeautiful shots of Vashon Island interspersed with behind-the-scene shots into the leathercraft of Teppei Teranishi.

Almond Surfboards @almond_surfboardsThe lifestyle brand out of Newport Beach, California exemplifies the laid-back beach life.

Herschel Supply @herschelsupplyThe travel goods brand does a fine job curating customer photos and gives good reason to pack up your things and hit the road.

Wood & Faulk @woodandfaulk
In addition to documenting his craft, Matt Pierce offers clear, crisp, and relaxing captures of some of the best views Portland has to offer.

Topo Designs @topodesignsThe Colorado company’s photo feed is filled with images of its gear in use all over the world, and they’re always equally colorful and vibrant.

Best Made Co. @bestmadeco Best Made Co. is constantly releasing well-designed camping stuffs in addition to its signature axes. And they’re not afraid to take pictures of 'em.


Mission Bicycle @missionbicycleNon-stop photos of custom bike builds will make you want to hop on your own two-wheeler.

Poler Stuff @polerstuffThe travel enthusiasts at Portland-based Poler Stuff hold one of best hash tags on Instagram: #CampVibes 

Patagonia @patagonia Live some real adventure vicariously on the outdoor brand's feed. 

Best Made Co shop

Best Made Co. already had our attention with an iron-clad concept—releasing one new product a week in its online catalog, usually something basic, essential, low-tech, and no-bullshit. Best Made's axes caught on, for example, with DIY cabin-dwellers and weekenders with a strong interest in chopping and hacking things. As of today, fans of Best Made can make a pilgrimage to the epicenter of all things lasting and durable, Best Made's flagship shop at 36 White Street, NYC. The brand has also released a front-loading metal toolbox this week that we'd like to get to know better.

Best Made Co. hosts an axe restoration class at 36 White Street, NYC on May 18.