Tag: converse

  • Winter Chucks

  • Summer Cons

    Thank you to Geoff Cottrill and our friends at Converse, especially the Jack Purcell team, surprising me with these beauties.   I’m wearing them starting now.  

  • The Sneaker Life

    (Artist unknown, London, 2013)

  • New Kicks

    Thank you to my friends at Converse for these objects of beauty on my birthday! 

  • The “Jordana Tank” By Designer Lindsay Degen

        My wife, Jordana Munk Martin, has inspired some new summer 2013 couture: The “Jordana Tank” by designer Lindsay Degen.  (FYI It’s not Jordana in these photos.) Degen’s beautiful knitted summer sweaters are featured on Of A Kind, which describes them like this: This is the definition of summer sweater. Hand-knit from super-soft merino wool, it’s substantial enough…

  • Brooklyn’s Jose Parla

    Loving Jose Parla.  The enigmatic Brooklyn painter has been called a “raconteur,” a conceptual documentarian, a “transcriber.”  Parla’s work, which I wish we had on our walls and hopefully, one day, will, uses markings and layers of distress to chronicle the passing of time and neglect across their surfaces.  The work is beautiful, cerebral, emotional.  Like, say, Cy Twombly, it feels…

  • Yale School of Management 2012 Conference: “People Are More Likely To Buy Cake On Rainy Days”

    This year’s annual Yale School of Management conference was entitled “The Higher Velocity Marketplace: Technology, Innovation and Engagement in the New Marketplace.”  A good topic for Scratch, since we live it.    Hosted by Professor Ravi Dahr, the Director of Yale’s Center for Customer Insights, the conference featured some awesome insights and approaches from fellow keynoters Jon Iwata (CMO, IBM),…

  • New Missoni Chucks

  • Converse Created A Game Inside Google Search Bar

    Over breakfast a few days ago, Converse CMO Geoff Cotrill and CEO Mike Spillane blew me away with this. Anomoly had the idea, and Geoff and Mike went with it. Earlier this year, they basically created a game inside Google’s search bar. It took 6 months for Google to figure out wtf was going on.…