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June 27, 2019

New

Cashless Monopoly

In a nod to today, Hasbro has launched a cashless Monopoly. This new version features a digital banker in lieu of the familiar pink and orange bank notes of yore. While it’s definitely hip to the new $$ vibe, we wonder, how do you cheat?

Listen

Next week, Ingrid Michaelson drops her musical tribute to her TV obsession, Stranger Things. The new album of the same name channels sounds from Whitney Houston, Cyndi Lauper, and primarily Yazoo, striking a balance between ’80s inspiration and 2019 execution. Dark AND fun!!

Art

Wear it or frame it?
The renowned multimedia artist Sterling Ruby debuted his first runway collection in Florence, Italy this month. Long anticipated, Ruby embraced the challenge of brining his unique artwork to a new medium. Titled. S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA, the ready-to-wear line merges high fashion and hand-crafted contemporary art in a swanky confection of the best of both worlds. (Textiles – a trend we predict will continue to pick up steam in a touch starved world)

Wear it or frame it, but damn, it’s gorgeous!

Big Ideas

Make Your Own Make-up?

30 year-old Grace Choi wants to give you the high tech tools! With the Mink portable 3 D printer, women will soon be able to select a photo that they like, download it, and select the colors that they want available. This should be a big step for both creativity and diversity. Interesting to see how the beauty industry will respond.

Think

A new show at Princeton’s art museum strikes a note of clarity in murky times. The focus of this show – Retablos – are thank-you notes to the heavens dedicated to Christ, the Virgin, or saints to consecrate a miraculous event. The votives on view—spanning the entirety of the twentieth century—were offered by Mexican migrants and their families to commemorate the dangers of crossing the border and living in the United States. Like love letters from one people to another, these are pure works of art that make you feel, instead of think.

Books

Karen Rinaldi’s latest book, (It’s Great to) Suck at Something, challenges all of us to take a hard look at our ingrained purpose and need to simply play without outcome. She recounts how her midlife attempts at surfing have given her the gifts of resilience, patience and humility, and the incredible freedom to not master something. In an era of accomplishment, it’s a great read from a wonderful author.

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