22 November

“You Don’t Know S– From Shinola!”

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“You Don’t Know S– From Shinola!”

Immortalized by the saying, “You don’t know s— from Shinola,” Shinola (pronounced SHINE-ola) was originally a company that manufactured shoe polish out of Rochester, NY from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s. Detroit-based Shinola/Detroit LLC recently purchased the name and is now making waves as one of the leading luxury wristwatch manufacturers in the United States. With […]

8 November

Merci in Paris

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Merci in Paris

My boss had the unique opportunity this week to receive a guided walkthrough of Merci, one of his favorite shops in Paris, with co-founder Jean Luc Colonna d’Istria. Merci is a concept shop in the heart of the historic Haut-Marais district. This historic building was a wallpaper factory for 150 years and features more than 1500 sq. m, […]