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July 14, 2014 § 3 Comments
This summer the trend seems to be stripes, and in this post I pay homage to Bill Cunningham. I found trying to snap pictures of New Yorkers, who always seem to be in a hurry – not easy. The fact that he’s still doing this in his 80s on a bicycle is truly amazing.
July 13, 2014 § 2 Comments
Growing up on the Gulf Coast of Florida there wasn’t whole lot of surfing going on. We still had a surf shop though and lived by the beach, so spent most of our time in flip flops or zoris, which is what my dad called them. I remember when Surfing Thongs became popular. There wasn’t anything that had that cushiony feel when you walked. They were light, but thick. I loved them. Now that summer’s here and we’re getting ready to make our annual exodus from the city to visit Grandma in Florida I find myself reminiscing about the first time I tried a pair on. How unusual they seemed from the regular flip flops we would buy at the five & dime store near the beach. No wonder now my favorite summer shoe is Ginger by Reef.
March 16, 2014 § 14 Comments
In 1952 my grandfather Ben Benjamin became the General Manager for the I. Miller Shoe Company.
Follow up to the 2008 New York Times article: At Restored Landmark in Times Square, Mixing ‘Brash and Beautiful’
Andy Warhol found early success as a commercial artist and was hired by I. Miller as their chief illustrator in the 1950’s.