I’m excited to share something today that is truly cool: an art project born out of a friend’s whimsical summer pastime. Production designer Andrea McAlister has lived in Austin long enough to know that the only way to pass the blazingly hot Saturdays of summer is in a pool. She began counting how many different pools she could visit in a single summer. Can I beat last year’s number? Do you know anyone who lives at the W? Can we sneak in? The sport became even more fun once she started documenting it on instagram. The hashtag #poolhunting was born. And what was once simply a numbers game was now a visual one as well — which pool was the most unique? The most exclusive? The grungiest? With an impressive collection of photos of pools from all around Austin and beyond, Andrea has finally unveiled the official poolhunting website. I’m kind of in love with it, and think that it is (much like it’s creator) cool in a rare and genuine way. Scroll below for a sample of Andrea’s work. And check out the poolhunting website for the entire existing collection of photos and to follow the fun as it unfolds this summer.
Want to join in the fun? Instagram a shot of your favorite pool with the hashtag #poolhunting for a chance to be re-grammed by Andrea’s offical @poolhunting account!