The Next Generation: Palmer Taipale

by Paige Reddinger
Palmer Taipale

Is the East End social scene feeling a bit passé? There are a slew of new names to know, and hot off the presses from the latest issue of The Daily Summer, we’re sharing 10 fresh faces to get familiar with out in the Hamps. Welcome to Next Generation week! Some come from storied families, others are self-made…meet the chicsters of tomorrow. This time around, meet Palmer Taipale, the 17-year old son of Nicole Miller and Kim Taipale, who’s just hit the road…literally!

Mom & Dad: Designer Nicole Miller and banker Kim Taipale

9 To 5: Future freshman at Trinity College

Renaissance Man: “I’ve always been interested in physics and art. I’ve done mostly photography, ceramics, and sculpture for my art, but I like other forms as well.”

Local Haunts: “I like to surf up in Montauk at Ditch Plains and get out on the boat and go waterskiing, wakeboarding, and wake surfing.”

Summer Escape: “Every year I go on a three-week trip on one of those teen tour programs. This year, I’m going to Australia. Two years ago I got my Wilderness First Responder certification. It’s a medical-training certification geared for when you’re not near a hospital, like when you’re camping or hiking.”

Summer Steez: “Out here I wear brands like Sperry, Obey, and Quiksilver. In the city, I wear a lot of stuff from W.R.K. I like to wear Levi’s jeans and a few other brands like Diesel. If I’m doing outdoors stuff, I wear this one brand called Triple Aught Design.”

On The Road: “I just got my license a few weeks ago. I used to drive my parents around with my permit, but now I can drive on my own. Traffic isn’t so bad if you know what you’re doing. You just need to leave at exactly the right time.”

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