Check out #SneakerCulture @BrooklynMuseum

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The Brooklyn Museum is known to host the most fashion forward exhibits.

The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City’s second largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works

The newest Sneaker Culture exhibition is not only timely, relevant but really special to me!

My hand-poured Come Clean Pop Culture Soaps featuring Retro Jordans are now available at the gift shop!  We were the featured vendor at the member preview night. It was amazing to talk to the patrons and talk to them about my process, inspiration and designs.

The Rise of Sneaker Culture

JULY 10–OCTOBER 4, 2015

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor

From their modest origins in the mid-nineteenth century to high-end sneakers created in the past decade, sneakers have become a global obsession. The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first exhibition to explore the complex social history and cultural significance of the footwear now worn by billions of people throughout the world.

The exhibition, which includes approximately 150 pairs of sneakers, looks at the evolution of the sneaker from its beginnings to its current role as status symbol and urban icon. Included are works from the archives of manufacturers such as Adidas, Converse, Nike, Puma, and Reebok as well as private collectors such as hip-hop legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, sneaker guru Bobbito Garcia, and Dee Wells of Obsessive Sneaker Disorder. Also featured are sneakers by Prada and other major fashion design houses and designers, as well as those made in collaboration with artists including Damien Hirst and Shantell Martin. Film footage, interactive media, photographic images, and design drawings contextualize the sneakers and explore the social history, technical innovations, fashion trends, and marketing campaigns that have shaped sneaker culture over the past two centuries.

The Rise of Sneaker Culture is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto. It is curated by Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator, Bata Shoe Museum.

 

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Many local artists who feature books, toys, DIY kits and collectibles are available at the museum during the run of this show.

This is cute gift!  It is a book teaching kids how to lace their shoes up.

Opening weekend, we sold out!  But worry not, we will bring more!

Visit Brooklyn Museum for more information!  

200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Local Spotlight: @My Brooklyn Baby Boutique

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My Brooklyn Baby is a baby and toddler boutique filled with a delightful selection of gifts and essentials for children 0 – 4 years old.

After giving birth to my daughter Nadia, I became obsessed with finding products for her that were safe, developmentally appropriate and eco-friendly. I also became frustrated by the fact that I could not shop for her in our neighborhood because even though I could access online product reviews in an instant, sometimes you just need to see the product yourself… and so necessity became the mother of My Brooklyn Baby!
We carry a wide range of modern, eco-friendly and socially conscience brands.  We really appreciate you stopping by and for your support of this small, mommy-owned and operated business.

Thank You & Happy Parenting!
Darcy Le Fleming

Located in Ft Greene, My Brooklyn Baby is a one-stop shop from craft toys to cloth diapers, onesies to frozen pop makers. They also offer the Medela Symphony for those who need a hospital grade option with rental options. Parents can browse while kids enjoy free (healthy) snacks and a play station. To make it an even easier experience, there’s an in-store changing table and stroller ramp. Screen Shot 2015-07-14 at 1.36.14 PM
Does it seem like everyone has the same thing on their baby? Shop at My Brooklyn Baby for super unique items that are one of a kind and inspired by BK!

Reebok Classic x Kendrick Lamar Ventilator

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Last December, Reebok announced a unique partnership with Top Dawg Entertainment recording artist Kendrick Lamar and on July 18th 2015, Reebok will release the first shoe of the Grammy Award winning artist’s capsule collection.
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The Reebok Classic x Kendrick Lamar Ventilator features a tonal paperwhite upper made of premium pigskin nubuck with perforated detailing and a pigskin leather lining. This neutral colorway is contrasted by minimal hits of blue and red on the sockliners, embroidered tongue labels, debossed heels and woven rope laces. A secondary set of waxed tonal laces are also included.
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The limited edition Reebok Classic x Kendrick Lamar Ventilator will be available on Reebok.com, Shiekh, Shoe Palace, Bait, DTLR and Shoe City for$125 starting 7/18.

3 Reasons to Use Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer

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Even though we are in the middle of summer, you can get sick or overheated anytime of the year.  There is a really easy tool everyone should have in their medicine cabinet. The Exergen Temporal Scanner thermometer is a new product that can take your temperature easily without any poking or prodding. 

1. You can use it comfortable. Traditional thermometers are placed under the tongue or in the rear. But this one you can just sweep it across your forehead.

2. You can use this on someone who is asleep!  It is difficult to fall asleep when you are sick. Once asleep, there is no need to wake them up when taking their temperature.

3. It is accurate! No more guessing what the red mercury line may or may not say! This digital read is 100% accurate and easy.

The TemporalScanner Thermometer is a totally non-invasive system with advanced infrared technology providing maximum ease of use with quick, consistently accurate measurements. Advanced, patented technology measures temperatures with a gentle stroke across the forehead.

The TemporalScanner Thermometer has been clinically tested for accuracy compared to rectal thermometers and temperature sensors inserted in the heart during course of patient treatment and accepted for use in major hospitals, making it the ideal thermometer for use with newborns, infants, children or adults.

The TemporalScanner has patented software, providing arterial heat balance. This unique process determines temperature by accurately measuring the balance between the tissues warming from arterial blood and tissues cooling (warming) caused by heat loss (gain) to the environment.

Why take temperature measurements at the skin surface over the temporal artery?
The best place to measure temperature is the center of the heart, but this can be done only under a doctor’s supervision. Doctors know that measurement of the blood temperature in a major artery accurately reflects true body temperature. The TemporalScanner Thermometer is designed to measure the temperature of the skin surface over the temporal artery, a major artery of the head.

The temporal artery is connected to the heart via the carotid artery, directly leading from the aorta, the main trunk of the arterial system. It offers constant blood flow. It is the only such artery positioned close enough to the skin surface to provide access needed to take an accurate measurement. It is easy to use because it is ideally located at the front portion of the forehead. The TemporalScanner is easier and gentler to use than other types of measurement devices such as oral, rectal, underarm and in-ear thermometers because it is truly non-invasive.

How does the TemporalScanner Thermometer work?
As you gently stroke the thermometer across the forehead crossing over the temporal artery, the sensor in its probe performs two processes:
First it scans like a video camera, capturing naturally emitted infrared heat from the arterial blood supply at about 1000 “frames” per second, locking in the highest temperature it senses and;
Second, at the same time, a patented system measures the ambient temperature of the site where the temperature is being taken. The patented “arterial heat balance” (AHB) software then synthesizes the two separate readings to accurately determine and display body temperature.
As with any thermometer, taking temperatures properly is critical to obtaining accurate temperatures, so please read all instructions carefully and thoroughly before using this product.
As with any thermometer, taking temperatures properly is critical to obtaining accurate temperatures, so please read all instructions carefully and thoroughly before using this product
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