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Cole Haan – Quality Since 1928

Posted on October 31, 2017

In 1928, Trafton Cole & Eddie Haan founded Cole, Rood & Haan. Somewhere along the way, Rood lost out and the brand became Cole Haan. They have been in the fashion business for almost 90 years The name has come to mean quality and durability. Cole Haan started with just men’s footwear They focused on selling Continue Reading »

The Ford Mustang’s Place in History

Posted on October 28, 2017

  We were at a moving sale of an artist who works on displays for a high end store. She was moving from her formerly affordable loft to a space in a yet to be gentrified neighborhood of Chicago. She had an unusual collection of avant-garde clothes and art as well as kitchen items and Continue Reading »

Pretty Girls Pretending Chicago is Paris

Posted on August 20, 2017

These beautiful fashion models are really Iowa City high school students shooting their senior pictures at Water Tower Park, Chicago. Some are wearing berets to suggest a French theme. The ravishing beauties reverted to giggly little girls when they realized they were going to ride in a horse drawn carriage. We talked to the mom Continue Reading »

Why You Should Not Look at the Sun During an Eclipse

Posted on August 18, 2017

From Physlink.com: You actually can safely look at a total solar eclipse while the sun is  totally  blocked by the moon. It looks like the moon has a fiery white aura, and it is one of the more spectacular things I have ever seen. So why do people say it’s dangerous to look at a Continue Reading »

Georges Briard Wasn’t Really His Name!

Posted on June 21, 2017

Mid Century Modern style is all the rage right now. Design elements from the 1950s & early 60s are collectively known as Mid Century Modern or MCM. That era was a time of anticipation of a better tomorrow. The cars had fins like jet planes (the 1959 Cadillacs had the highest, pointiest fins and were Continue Reading »

Long Time, No See

Posted on June 13, 2017

Much like the owner of the bicycle in the photo, I haven’t written in this blog in a while. At least the bicyclist has a good excuse, the bike is locked up next to a bar. After a few drinks, you forget where you put your bike. After a few more, you forget you ever Continue Reading »

Another Happy Customer!

Posted on December 25, 2016

Happy customer Jay Kelly proudly models his Johnston & Murphy shoes from Johnny-Sells! “I can walk all day in these shoes!” Jay exclaimed after trying them on.  And that’s saying a lot for this public relations professional who often walks miles and miles at Chicago’s humongous McCormick Place Convention Center during the National Home and Continue Reading »