Dumb Socks

So have you ever gone to the shoe store, but you forgot to wear socks. 


Well, this is what you get to try-on shoes.


These absolutely crappy, thin, brownish wades of disposable nylon socks. 


How completely unappealing–especially piled up like this and looking like they are getting reused again and again. 


The try-on socks look shitty, feel shitty, and don’t help you try-on anything, because they aren’t the same density or texture as regular socks. 


Talk about penny wise and dollar foolish–if the store won’t even invest in a proper pair of socks for their customers, then how much do they value their business? 


How about an intelligent shoe store with a little class that actually has some real pairs of socks for their customers, and when you’re done they send them out to the cleaners or maybe even let you keep the pair if you buy the shoes!  😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Trendy – Shoes and Bag In One

I thought this was a very creative ladies bag.


It combines two things that many love–shoes and bags!


No, you’re not putting your shoes in the bag.


And you’re definitely not wearing your bag on your feet (that’s another blog on innovation).


In this case, the shoes (and legs) are the design on the bag itself and make up the shoulder straps to carry it. 


Creative and fun thinking, right?


Also, I like the design of bold colors of the red and white sneakers and the blue jeans on the black bag. 


This is both functional and cool, and I like the trend of “mixing it up.”


The straps are the legs and shoes–pretty smart! 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Wardrobe Malfunction Or Stylish

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So I got to personally witness a spectacular wardrobe malfunction today. 


It’s not often in Washington, D.C. that we get to see someone in a bright blue suit jacket with flowers. 


Obviously, this is a pretty conservative dress town. 


Some might call it rather style boring or even nerdy. 


However, this brave guy went out on a limb and stood out like a sore DC thumbnail. 


Actually, I believe it’s nice to add some color, flair, and style and light up the room and the faces. 


Too much gloominess and depression here at times. 


I was so excited when someone actually called me “Happy Tie!”


Then everyone took a turn showing off their colorful socks to each other.


It takes so little to turn a room of people joyful and laughing.


Honestly, we need more of this, and why not be a contributor to people’s happiness and smiling?


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Tiny House Capsule

We enjoy watching Tiny House Hunters on HGTV, but this is even better!


The Ecocapsule is an awesome 88-feet of pod living


Haul it on a simple 4-wheel trailer and plunk it down. 


It has a solar roof and wind turbine that powers up its battery for up to 4 days.


Plus a rainwater filtration system feeds your faucets, toilet, and shower. 


There is a bed for 2 as well as a cooktop, work desk, and modest storage space. 


It’s minimalist living at it sleekest and best. 


Only $86K from Slovakia and you’re off the grid and living free.


Can’t you just see these while eggshells dotting the landscape?


When everything in the world goes to hell, these little pods could be providing sustainable living to survivors. 


All we need is some cool defense gadgets and this could work! 😉

Style From Head To Toe

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So I took these photos of two young fashionable men. 


The first had a very cool “Death” cap on.

And the second had the reddest pair of sneakers, I’ve ever seen. 

Both were stylish standouts!

To me, the hat confronted the scariness of death head-on (excuse the pun) or that the person is themselves, in a sense, death to anyone that starts with them or gets in their way–it is not only bold in terms of the big white letters, but in terms of the courage to face the harshest of all our realities. 

Then to the shoes, going red and untied, spoke to me in terms of looseness, comfort, and ease with yourself–you are who you are and the world be darned!

Both the cap and the shoes are in your face and make a statement of cool nonchalance and the daringness to confront “whatever.” 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Emphasis On The Eyes

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Really liked this picture that my daughter, Rebecca, showed me in Vogue Paris.


The lady has this amazing tattoo around her eyes.


The way the lines come out and around, flowing from the ends of her eyes, is so awesome.


The dark and exotic swirling emphasis around the blue eyes makes her look deep, mysterious, and undeniably sexy.


Mike Tyson and his facial tattoo has nothing on this model.


Also, reminds me of when Rebecca, as a kid, asked me joking around, “What does Y-E-S spell?”


Okay, how easy is that, “YES.”


Then she said “What does E-Y-E-S spell?”


And not thinking, I fall for it and blurt out E-YES.


Man, you don’t know how to spell EYES–stupid, stupid, stupid! 😉


(Source Photo: Rebecca Blumenthal)