Having just returned from a 10 day scouting trip to London and Paris, there’s lots of catching up to do this week! I took hoards of photos and have hours of editing ahead of me, as even pre-holiday, both cities were brimming with creative inspiration. One thing that was consistently present was hardware (of course). Moving beyond pyramid accessorized clothing, cone-shaped gold and silver pieces were rampant. This parallel between Christian Louboutin’s most recent footwear and this pigeon-like-people-deterrent outside a London bank is priceless. Art imitating life never gets old.