Just Because: Colgate Rapid Transit Soap

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I’m sorry I’m not posting as regularly as usual right now. I just started a new job last week, so I’ve been a little busier than usual, and technology hasn’t developed far enough for me to blog on the subway!

In the meantime, here’s a wonderful vintage soap advertisement for your viewing pleasure. I wish Colgate would bring back this product for all of us tired-and-dirty commuters.

Image via National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

Covet: Jean-Paul Gaultier for Kusmi Tea


a-tin-designed-by-jean-paul-gaultier-for-kusmi-tea-ctsyKusmi Tea is one of my favorite tea brands—I’m particularly passionate about their Chocolat Epices and St. Petersburg blends. And now Kusmi is collaborating with designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, who has created limited-edition packaging for the company’s tea tins to coincide with an exhibition of his work at the Grand Palais in Paris.

According to Women’s Wear Daily, “The tins for Kusmi’s Anastasia and Prince Wladimir tea varieties will be the first to get their Gaultier stripes, with three others slated for a makeover during the year. Products will be sold in Kusmi Tea stores as well as at the boutique in the Grand Palais.”

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