When building a brand, strive for nothing less that devout tribal loyalty from your followers. Those that work with you and those that consume your productS
I worked with two great retailers to find my wedding gear: RTH in LA and Ralph Lauren in New York. Two different shops, two great experiences. Both centered around customer service. There is still a great social experience to be had shopping in a brick and mortar store where service and knowledge about product are paramount. Granted the price point at both stores is high, but price shouldn't be the determining factor in the level of service. Knowledge and passion of the goods you are selling goes a long way, no matter what you sell. Big thanks to Rene and his staff at RTH and Robert and Mr. Pino (a classic) at Ralph Lauren.
This album cover is really incredible.
Amazing show weaving art from Picasso and art from Africa and the Americas by various artists from ancient times to modern artists presented alongside another show about notions of blackness from a Canadian perspective. Everything seemed like an evolution from one era to another or from one culture to another. pretty powerful profound stuff from many different artists.
More photos here.
There are two sporting events I could watch over again knowing the outcome.
The 2008 Wimbledon Final and the 2006 Rose Bowl.
It was the greatest tennis match I may ever see in my lifetime, completely transcended sport. It was all about heart and will.
chris fowlers take on the match, he was in the crowd that day
Black Girl Magic.
As toured by my favorite sports broadcaster, Chris Fowler, with a nod to one of my favorites growing up, Dick Enberg. One of the smallest, most special places in all of sports. Cool to see it.
Dempsey's last day of second grade as seen by her dad, Mike McCaleb. A good dad and a talented photographer.
and we need to remember it and the moment when it occurred.