Times are tough for everyone world-wide right now, but it’s always nice to see our friends step outside of themselves every now and then and help others. L.A. based Multeepurpose is doing just that. With their new “Love.Care.Japan” t-shirt collection specifically designed to help keep our good vibes for Japan front and center not just in our thoughts, but on our bodies as well. It’s the equivalent of wearing our philanthropical “hearts on our sleeves.”
The T-Shirts are also set at super-affordable price points with t-shirt variations set at $20 and $15. All proceeds go directly to the Red Cross Japan Relief Fund/efforts. Click here to peruse this special collection or to make a purchase.
If you aren’t familiar with Multeepurpose here is a little background about them (which will let you see why they’re one of our favorite companies located in our backyard …well Downtown L.A.)
“Headquartered and manufactured in Downtown Los Angeles, Multeepurpose represents a revolutionary concept in contemporary fashion by infusing style with social and environmentally conscience philosophies.
Each of their tops has been designed for a specific cause (Humanity, Liberty, Eco, Animal, or Urgent) and donate back to the very cause that inspired them. Multeepurpose’s innovative pvc-free, digital water-based prints give customers something truly unique- no two shirts are the same.”
On a side note: If you prefer to have some food and drink while making your charitable donations, then you might be interested in attending a Japan Relief Fundraiser at Taranoko in Downtown Los Angeles (243 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012) tonight where 30% of the proceeds from the evening will go to the Japan Relief Aid Fund. Multeepurpose VP of Marketing Shana Dysert will be on hand at this event as well.
“Diane Arbus: A Biography“ by Patricia Bosworth
Arbus is my all time favorite photographer. After seeing the film “Fur” with Nicole Kidman playing the infamous Arbus, I had to know more about her. Her life is interesting and the tone she set for her subject matters in the 60’s was risqué and beyond unique. She turned from doing fashion photography to finally tapping into her personal creativeness by doing personal portraits of subjects living in unusual lifestyles. What I love so much about her is that she brought to light the beauty of indivisuals living at the edge of society –- transexuals, homosexuals showing affection in public, strippers getting ready for work, or an abnormally tall man with his average size family. One of the best gifts I ever received was Arbus’ beautiful and interesting table top book, “Revelations.”
“ The Commoner” by John Burnham Schwartz.
This is a beautifully written story about a young woman who marries into the Royal Family in post-WWII Japan.
“Schwartz has written about Japan before — in the novel “Bicycle Days,” based on a summer he spent there as a young man in the mid-1980s — and he has established himself as a master of mood in more recent fiction, particularly his novel “Reservation Road,” a tale of death and loss that, like “The Commoner,” is infused with a terrible sadness. ” — Lesley Downer, The New York Times
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