New York City is, for the most part, full of ambitious, smart, passionate and generally interesting people. We come here to cut our teeth, make our way, prove we can do it, and yet, get a room full of these people together and we end up talking mostly about work.
We wanted to change that at Fohr Card, and so, launched a speaking series called TenFohr in which we would ask amazing, driven people to come and talk for 10 minutes, the only rule? Their topic couldn’t have anything to do with their job or work.
Last night we had our 5th and largest #tenfohr. Jeff Laub, founder of blindbarber told us why sometimes it’s good to disconnect. Kata de Solis, managing director of Moving Image and Content defended her hoarding as a by product of growing up in the consumption obsessed 80’s. Lee sang us a song that touched a group of weary travelers on an Indian train and naveen, co-founder of Foursquare, reminded us that sometimes you climb a mountain for the view you get of yourself, not the clouds.
Everyone has a story to tell, most of us just never ask.
Rich and Penny take a moment.
One sunset, four ways from the Fohr Card offices.
Introducing the Fohr Card Fashion Week S/S 2014 Report.
1,153 blogs, 276 brands & designers, 16k posts, and over 200 million impressions across 30 days.
proud of the team and of our community. Over 200 million impressions, damn.
Eight months ago, we launched Fohr Card here in NYC with some of the best people in our industry. This Friday, September 13, Rich and I are continuing that tradition and celebrating the launch of Fohr Card UK, in partnership with Dazed & Confused, Spring Studios, Karla Otto, with transportation provided by Uber.
If you live in London and are interested in attending send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The First Annual Fall Classic
Fohr Card worked with Alex, and got help from Nike, The Blind Barber to put on a #menswear basketball game last night. The guys were impressive, the light calligraphic.
Fall Classic NYC: 9/5 5:00PM, Tompkins Square Park
Like all things, this started with a story. Alex came to me and told me about this big part of the #menswear community who used to play NCAA basketball, and how he wanted to put on a game before fashion week. Did Fohr Card want to help.
Yes, of course, let’s get working.
And here it is, next week we will sit back and watch our friends try and rediscover a part of their life they had mostly left behind. I am humbled by the support of Nike and The Blind Barber on this, and thankful for Reyka and Peroni for sponsoring drinks for the after party (make sure you RSVP to the after party, space is very limited).
Next week I expect to see all of you at Tompkins Square Park, pick a team, grab a drink and see what happens.
Fohr Card strategy day back in April.
I hear it a couple times a day, “I have just been so busy” and it’s the most boring answer to the simple question of, "how are things going". I have been running Fohr Card with Rich and Holly for 3 months full time now and people ask me all the time, "how are things?" and I make a point to not talk about how busy we are.
Instead I say I am having the time of my life. That I wake up every day and give thanks for my station in life. That I feel like the person I have always wanted to be.
Boring people are busy, the great ones are just having fun.
Worked all night at Fohr Card HQ. I rubbed my burning eyes and watched past my computer screen as the sky turned from oil black, to blue, to pink. I sat there and thought not about weariness but instead about the blessing that is working on something you love.