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LO by Laurence Nguyen

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Hotdish & Bars <3's Andrew Cooper

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WON: Take Ivy by T. Hayashida

UPDATE 07.31.09: Finally picked up the book in the mail.  More images and review HERE.

DISCLAIMER: not much I’m really adding to the Take Ivy vernacular that hasn’t already been represented on some other blog on the interweb…mainly just regurgitating what’s already been conversed…with an added kink or two…

Exceedingly difficult to find?  Really?

Over here at Hotdish & Bars, I’ve got myself in a celebratory mood over an auction I won the other night for a copy of Take Ivy, a largely picture-based book from Japanese photographer Teruyoshi Hayashida containing images he took on the Ivy campuses back in the 1960s.

take ivy winning bid

Mine is a story that began eons ago (2008) when Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean essentially brought attention to this book stateside by blogging about his copy.

**Note: I’ve been quietly stalking ACL for a while now…and I hope I’m not committing a disservice by simplifying the efforts of ACL in saying this, but it is an excellent place for all that is Americana in style…I encourage you to take a peak if you haven’t done so…**

Not long thereafter, I noticed mention of the book on a few other of my personal favorites in terms of blogs…Blackbird

…and then on the Rugby blog…

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I Kiss Boys Tote @ Ralph Lauren & Rugby


per Rugby.com:

“Fashion and function meet philanthropy in our I Kiss Boys Tote — 100% of the net proceeds from your purchase directly benefit the Hetrick-Martin Institute. Designed by students of Polo Fashion School, the tote reflects the proud values of the Hetrick-Martin Institute’s Harvey Milk High School, dedicated to the needs of the lesbian, bi-sexual, gay and transgender or questioning community and open to all students. Lightweight canvas with a spray-painted background and “Live Colorful with the Hetrick Martin Institute” printed on one side; “I Kiss Boys” in script on the other side and contrasting shoulder straps.15″ H x 14 1/2″ L. 100% cotton. Imported.”

Cute, and only $10!  And just in time for Pride Week.  Over @ racked.com, they note that these totes are also available for purchase @ the Bleeker store…somebody’s trying to pull a Marc Jacobs accessory store concept…  Kinda flimsy-looking online, but it’s for a good cause…rugby.com has them for sale HERE.

…oh, there’s an “I Kiss Girls” tote too…but…whatever…

image per racked.com, a site i cannot live day-to-day without…