The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge | Order.

June 11, 2017 § 5 Comments

This photo was taken in 2015 at The Museum of Modern Art.



June 4, 2017 § 1 Comment

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge, Heritage.

May 22, 2017 § Leave a comment

South Of The Border

Straight out of a Jim Jarmusch movie, South Of The Border is filled with racist overtones and conjures up all kinds of childhood memories for me. Located in Dillion South Carolina, the first time my son was old enough to notice it on our drive down South I promised him we would stop and buy Mexican Jumping Beans. Sadly the cashier told us they hadn’t had them in years.

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between|At The Met through September 4th, 2017.

May 21, 2017 § Leave a comment

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between

Bob Baker Shoes | Naples, Florida.

May 17, 2017 § Leave a comment

A while back I found a postcard of shoes from a shoe store called Bob Baker in a briefcase that belonged to my father my mother had been using to store what little shoe memorabilia was left of his. I posted it here and forgot about it until this spring when we were on vacation in Florida and stopped in Naples for the night. We found the perfect motel to stay in with an old style Florida feel and before heading out decided to take a walk around the city.

Naples is beautiful, manicured, and pristine. Their 5th Avenue is lined with restaurants, shops, Lamborghinis, and Teslas. I loved it and definitely want to go back. When we were walking I noticed the sign for Bob Baker Shoes. I explained to the sales associate my father had worked with the owner a long time ago and asked if I could take a few photos. She was gracious and mentioned that his son Bob Baker Jr was at his desk in the back of the store and to go and say hello. I introduced myself and told him my father was Arthur Benjamin. He remembered him and told me he had worked with Arthur more than his father had. The store really took me back to my dad’s shoe days and surprisingly I wasn’t emotional until he mentioned that a young woman had stopped by also not too long ago who had worked with his dad and had become very emotional and that’s when I felt the tears start to well up. I kept it together and thanked him and at his recommendation for a family style restaurant we had a lovely lunch where my son entertained himself by arranging the ketchup and mustard packets.

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.

March 31, 2017 § 2 Comments


Some Love At H&M.

March 4, 2017 § Leave a comment


The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge, A Good Match.

February 25, 2017 § 1 Comment

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I. Miller – Mondrian Pointed Toes, 1960.

February 20, 2017 § Leave a comment

I. Miller

Footwear News 1985.

Footwear News 1985.




Mondrian Inspired Dresses, Yves Saint Laurent.

Mondrian Inspired Dresses, Yves Saint Laurent.

How the Mondrian dress made art cool.

Virginia Hamilton, Children’s Author And More.

February 18, 2017 § 1 Comment


Always honor those that came before.  I can’t think of a better person to celebrate for black history month than Virginia Hamilton.

Black History Month is when we reflect, remember and honor important African Americans. For anyone with children, America’s most honored author of children’s literature, Virginia Hamilton is one.

Native daughter of Yellow Springs, OH. Winner of The Edgar Allen Poe Award, The John Newbery Medal, The Hans Christian Andersen Medal for the body of her work, The MacArthur Fellowship (Genius Award and the first children’s author ever), The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, The Coretta Scott King Book Award and The Library of Congress Best Books for Children just to name a few. She was the most decorated author in children’s literature of any race or gender and created the The Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Children when these terms didn’t exist. Incredible artist and trail blazer I salute you this month, black history month and every month because you aren’t just part of black history, but are a part of American history – Leigh Hamilton


“I love my home town, I live on land that has been in my family for generations. And being an Ohioan means that for me, there is nothing quite like an Ohio sky, unless it would be the beauty of an Ohio sunset.” – Virginia Hamilton

1934 – 2002

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