Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition

The World Edition

Monopoly has a simple, effective formula that works with varied themes [apparently even the Junior Disney Princess Edition]. I’ve just learned that, earlier this year, people voted for cities to be included in the new Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition. 20 top cities were chosen out of the pool of 70, with 2 more earning spots on the board as a result of write-in votes.
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Car Print by Orla Kiely

car print by Orla Kiely

I have a huge crush on the work of Dublin-born designer Orla Kiely. I especially love her car print sneakers; there’s such synergy between the pattern and the object. The rolling luggage has the same effect, although I’m more likely to get the sneakers [however, it’s extremely unlikely that I’d spend $100 on sneakers, regardless of how funny I think they are].