Every year as Father’s Day approaches, we start to panic—and then we turn to one of the coolest dads we know. Myles Tipley is an Atlanta-based DJ; he’s also a longstanding Remodelista contributor thanks to his eye for interiors with a Japanese-Scandinavian-1970s-wood-accented-je-ne-sais-quoi vibe.
We first got to know Myles through his design blog; he’s since graduated to Instagram, where he posts inspired rooms, furniture, and cars
@myles.henry. tipley, Myles is married to fellow DJ Lindsey Tipley ( @djlindsey), who writes and hosts the Webby-nominated Black Is Black ( @blackisblackshow) on Sonos Radio. They have two kids, Henry, 10, and Amel, 4, and live in a work-in-progress 1982 contemporary house that we can’t wait to present on Remodelista.
Here’s what’s on Myles’s 2022 Father’s Day wish list with his own descriptions.
Above: It’s always nice to get a fresh pair of swim trunks at the beginning of summer. I’m really into this Paisley offering, $148, from one of my favorite brands, Noah. I also really like these Checkerboard Board Shorts, $130, Pilgrim Surf’s collaboration with classic board short company Birdwell
Above: Help Dad help himself. With Makr’s Plate Hook, $200, he can get into the habit (fingers crossed) of putting the keys to the Alltrack wagon in the tray made of reclaimed sycamore, and hanging the Manastash fleece on the steel hook. The hitch: Jason Gregory’s workshop, in Winter Park, Florida, only makes Plate Hooks in small batches and is currently sold out; watch @makr_ for alerts. In the meantime, take a look at the hooks and bags on offer—everything from Makr is top notch.
Above: Might as well buy Dad something that will eventually get passed along to you—a bit of a selfish gift if you will. Naval Watch Company’s made-in-Japan FRXA001, $380, is a really good-looking, entry-level mechanical watch. Maybe go the extra mile and have it engraved. It’s available at Nepenthes, one of my favorite shops in NYC.
Above: I always feel rough when I don’t exercise, but I struggle to manage my time and trying to squeeze in a workout can be challenging. Jumping rope is such a great way to get in some cardio. It’s easy, you can kinda just bang it out in the driveway. But don’t do Dad dirty and get him a weak jump rope; spring for something a bit nicer. This Vintage Leather Skipping Rope 1920 is €60 from John Woodbridge.
Above: Ghiaia makes really special clothing. It’s pricey, so it’s the perfect splurge. I’ve been eying this Cotton Crewneck, $475, a for a while and would be super happy to get one for Father’s Day.
Above: Another thing I always like to get at the beginning of summer is a new pair of classic Clarks Wallabee lows in Maple suede; $150. They’re so versatile: with socks, without socks, with some athletic shorts, baggies, pants. Definitely a favorite for decades now. Set Dad up with a crispy pair and he will be stoked.
Above: Sometimes, after the kids FINALLY go to bed, I want to have a drink. I’m old now and if I have one or two, I usually I feel it the next day. This non-alcoholic option from Figlia, $43, sounds delicious. It’s available at a great concept shop in Philly called Yowie owned by the ultra-talented Shannon Maldonado. While you’re on the site, browse the home goods as well.
Above: by Jason Jules is about “how Black culture reinvented and subverted the Ivy look.” It was published last year by Reel Art Press and is currently sold out; buy it “like new” on eBay for $37.35. I found out about the book via Jason Jules’s Instagram Black Ivy: A Revolt in Style @garmsville; he occasionally models for Drake’s, a cool menswear brand I’m very into.
Above: Grab Dad a cool magazine or book and pair it with a nice lamp so he’s not damaging his eyes. The TMM Floor Lamp, Miguel Milá’s 1961 classic re-released by Santa & Cole, certainly qualifie. It’s €720 from Bautier of Brussels. In the States, the TMM Floor Lamp is $1,340 from A + R, among others.
Above: I like building something for someone—it makes gift giving easy for the next few years as you piece it together. Here’s one idea: start assembling a new home audio system. The god Devon Turnbull has built beautiful sound systems for giants such as Supreme, Saturdays, Prada, and Virgil Abloh. His speakers are truly special pieces that anyone would be thrilled to have. He occasionally releases limited runs of his Bookshelf Speaker via his website, Ojas. This Bookshelf Speaker, $3,000, is one of several Ojas designs exclusively available via SSENSE.
Above: Try to scoop a used copy of from 2006; $41 on eBay. Reading makes me feel better about myself—but this one is mostly in Japanese. Margaret Howell Houses
Above: Hey, it’s legal almost everywhere, and a lot of dads really benefit from a bit of wacky weed. These glass Half Circle Pipes, $55, from Yew Yew are good looking enough to put on display.
For more tips from Myles—and a look at him and his family—see his picks from years past: