Monday, June 15, 2009

How To Age Well

What: Incredible faded and frayed Boat Tote from Brickman's
Where: NYYC's summer home, Harbor Court, Newport
When: Saturday Night, Tent Party
Why: Faded, frayed, perfect in every way... When Ali spotted one of the band members from the Ravers grabbing the tote, she wanted to know everything. He said it was a decade old (or more). When asked "how did you get it to fray like this?" - sure that he would answer it had been dragged behind their boat for those ten years - his bandmate answered that it was all of the Rum & Coke on his hands that decayed the handles.
Note to self: soak Boat Totes in Rum & Coke, leave in sun to ferment, fade, and fray, continue to play Totes reggae melodies to mellow the bags even more.
A recipe for a perfect summer? I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

Allie in G'town said...

Omg I would pay BIG bucks to get my little mitts on such a vintage tote! Kicking myself for not saving my one from highschool that would have given his a run for it's money.