Happy new week to everyone.
We begin today with news that merchandising master Ralph Lauren continues adding to his company’s growing collection of labels, he has just debuted another one, Denim and Supply.
The new line launched last Thursday, like Rugby, it has its own dedicated website , Denim & Supply, but may also be found at
Polo Ralph Lauren. (More in a moment about why we are scratching the ‘polo’ word in the title of Mr. Lauren’s company.) The collection is described as being “born out of the warehouse and artistic communities of Brooklyn…” and is clearly aimed at a younger consumer.
More from Haute Living:
“…don’t expect to see any pastel polos. The line is an edgier, more downtown take on the brand’s celebrated American heritage roots with an added emphasis on creating a rugged, individualized style.”
Three more looks.
“Denim & Supply features urban-ready gear like nautical fleece pullovers, richly-knit ragg sweaters and beat-up denim jackets, in a color palette inspired by more natural settings and worn-in flavor….all geared to attract a slightly younger, more rock n’ roll set than say, Polo.com.”
Prices for the new line range from $39.50 to about $300. There clearly are few (if any) styles that will work for your decrepit, tragically unhip correspondent, is there anything that holds appeal for you?
Our mention above about the word ‘polo’ in the title of Mr. Lauren’s company comes via this story in Women’s Wear Daily:
“Say goodbye to the Polo in Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.
At the firm’s annual meeting on Thursday, shareholders voted to change the company name to Ralph Lauren Corp. The move is a result of just how much the corporate identity has evolved over the years, with several brands and labels that do not carry the Polo name and logo.
Will it impact anything for average consumers like us? Nope, it just struck your goofy correspondent as moderately interesting. 🙂
Our next tidbit comes via Curbed Hamptons, the blog that focuses on real estate and neighborhood news in the Hamptons. We thought readers might enjoy seeing what a mobile home park looks like in the upscale enclave, courtesy of the blog’s “Everything is Better in the Hampton, Even Our Trailer Parks” post.
The site updates a previous post about Montauk Shores Condominiums, a development of mobile homes with a tony zip code and a beachside location. Curbed shared several listings for mobile homes in the trailer park, below we show one of them listed at $650,000.
Speaking of cramped quarters, our final item today takes a look at some rather posh playhouses for the little prince or princess at your palace. The Times recently ran a feature on just this topic, “Playhouse Proud,” below we show Harper Hearne and her brother Drake playing in their snappy digs.
Not all of the playhouses offer such modest accommodations, the Times story looks at a more lavish model.
“…the main attraction at parties held at the Houston home of John Schiller, an oil company executive, and his wife, Kristi, a Playboy model turned blogger, is the $50,000 playhouse the couple had custom-built two years ago for their daughter, Sinclair, now 4.”
Here we see Ms. Sinclair and her daughter enjoying the
wretched excess playhouse.
More on this particular playhouse from writer Kate Murphy’s story:
“The little stainless-steel sink in the kitchen has running water, and the matching stainless-steel mini fridge and freezer are stocked with juice boxes and Popsicles. Upstairs is a sitting area with a child-size sofa and chairs for watching DVDs on the 32-inch flat-screen TV.
How does Sinclair’s mother describe her daughter’s home away from home?
“I think of it as bling for the yard,” said Ms. Schiller, 40.”
The piece also shows playhouses from Lilliput, makers of the “Medieval Castle” on the left, and the “Grand Victorian” seen on the right.
Lilliput has a broad range of models, including Mickey’s Diner, offered at roughly $10,000. (I’m feeling quite ignorant, I didn’t realize Mickey had a diner.)
Of course, if yours truly were going for one of these, here’s our choice.
The problem with all of this? Invariable other family members want their own fancy house too.
Some just don’t respond well to “no. And then the pouting begins.
There you have it.