After thrifting a Blue Boy painting for $3, I soon discovered that it was actually a paint by number piece! This techinique began in 1950 when Max Klein, of the Palmer Paint Company, got together with artist Dan Robbins to make “everyman a Rembrandt”. By 1954, more than twelve million paint by by number sets had been sold. I think it’s about time to buy a kit, pick up a brush, and stay within the lines. I mean, how hard can it be?
Not only is Aldo commemorating their 40th anniversary this year, they’re also celebrating their long term commitment to reduce waste. By adding handles to their eco-friendly shoe boxes and turning them into bags, the goal is to reduce bag consumption by 40% this year and 70% by the end of next year. So when Aldo asked us to repurpose their special edition shoe box into something functional, we embraced the challenge. Reuse, repurpose, recycle . . . no problem.
Maison Martin Margiela is bringing their deconstructed shapes and voluminous proportions to H&M this fall. Though considered to be the most daring collaboration to date, I’m happy to see H&M branch out to more innovative and unexpected designers. Besides, I selfishly can’t wait to get my hands on the glove-handled bags, oversized sweaters, loose fitting trousers, and sky high boots. November 15th. Mark those calendars.
Coats and jackets are our absolute favorite thing about fall. They’re functional and can outlast multiple seasons, which make them so worth the investment. Shopbop‘s outerwear offerings are looking especially attractive with their 20% friends and family discount: WEAREFAMILY. P.S. The sale ends tomorrow so run, don’t walk!