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Accolades for Ad Firm
    Blumenfeld+fleming, a marketing, advertising, and design firm in Montauk, has won five platinum and six gold awards in the 2014 Hermes Creative Awards Competition.

    The firm, headed by Lynn Blumenfeld and Jill Fleming, won platinum awards for a BMW of Southampton magazine ad, a brochure for the architect Erica Broberg Smith, websites for Fresh Hamptons restaurant in Bridgehampton and Smart Sport Surfacing, and a radio spot for Suffolk County National Bank. 

    It took golds for a logo for the Long Island Clean Water Partnership, a magazine ad for MCC Builders, an email blast for Mini of Southampton, a Suffolk County National Bank radio spot and print ad featuring mobile services, and a radio spot for Southampton Hospital’s Wellness Center.

    The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition that this year saw over 5,500 entries from firms in the United States and abroad.

Behold the Beach Glass
    Coming to you from the not-so-industrial hamlet of Water Mill is a new beach accessory, the Beach Glass, made from acrylic and intended for outdoor use — especially at the beach.

    The “pointed stem design holds the glass upright in sand, grass, and snow,” a release from the maker, Beachware, said. “And it floats!” The machine-washable, PBA-free Beach Glass comes in three colors — ocean blue, sea green, and white sands — plus “crystal clear.”

    Beachware was founded last year by Jason Klinge and David D’Agostino, who with their latest brainchild hope to “forever replace those broken, tipped-over glass flutes, or the unsightly, disposable plastic cups that litter the beaches and parks.”

    The drinkware can be seen online at and is available at Hildreth’s department store and Bottle Hampton, both in Southampton.