Jessica Simpson Mandalaye Strappy Square-Toe Ballet Flats.

July 23, 2015 § Leave a comment

Out of town for the summer, today I was walking through a local Florida shopping mall when these toe shoes inspired flats caught my eye.  I was surprised to see they were Jessica Simpson shoes and seemingly a knock off of a Chloé Ballet Flat, which then reminded me of my Grandfather’s Patent woes.

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Now I had patented that design, but first thing I knew everyone started to copy it. All manufacturers, but we did a lot with it. You had to sue them and we didn’t have that much money. We were a small company, see? Cost you and dragged on for 2 or 3 years. By the time the trial comes up the style is all gone, over. Wasn’t worth it. After a while I stopped patenting styles. It didn’t pay.   – Ben Benjamin

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To Jessica Simpson’s credit she’s making something unattainable, attainable.

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Summer Break.

July 14, 2015 § 5 Comments

Trying to catch my breath with school finally out and camp starting.  I’ll be back soon blogging about family and shoes. For now here’s a summer sunset to rest your eyes on.  DSC_6961

Artist Philip Laforest | Paper Shoes, 53rd Street.

July 4, 2015 § Leave a comment

I spotted these cool paper shoes outside MOMA on 53rd Street. They belong to Philip Laforest who was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in the 1950’s. Philip is a self taught artist. Check out more of his impressive work at PhilipLaforest.com.PaperShoes2PaperShoesPhilip2

Customcraft Shoe Ad Reminiscent Of Salvatore Ferragamo Shoe.

July 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Project | Martin Scorsese

July 3, 2015 § 3 Comments

Walking down 48th Street and Lexington Avenue today I found myself wondering where I was as I passed by Colony Music.  At first I thought maybe it had been reopened as a smaller version of itself until I realized I had walked into the middle of the set for Martin Scorsese’s new HBO show Rock ‘N’ Roll.  Alas the PA who asked me to move along snapped me out of my fantasy flashback in time.  They even dirtied up the streets and a couple of the drivers for the vintage cars were engaged in a real life drama as they verbally duked it out.DSC_6433 copy2 DSC_6435 copy2DSC_6523 copyDSC_6460 copy copyDSC_6438 copy2DSC_6393 copy

Salvatore Ferragamo On Fifth Today.

July 3, 2015 § 2 Comments

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A Work To Be Stepped On | Yoko Ono One Woman Show 1960 – 1971, MOMA.

July 1, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Rainbows Everywhere.

June 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

The city is all about color right now.  Leave it to Barneys to create the grooviest window displays and Gap has teamed up with  Big Gay Ice Cream for 30 days of tees and ice cream. Loving The Pride.

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Good Morning.

June 28, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Start Shopping!

June 26, 2015 § 1 Comment

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