Our past dreamer Danny Sobor has been living the dream. He revised his brand (now MILC), created a second collection, has his line in a brick-and-mortar retail store, and has gallery opportunities.
Sounds awesome, right?! We’ll read on and see how everything went down!
We’ve noticed there’s been some big changes since we profiled you last November. Can you walk us through some of them?
Definitely. I’ve been working to refine and simplify my aesthetic since September. I dropped Supply Co. from Milk because, well, we aren’t a dairy company. I also chose to go with MILC because I wanted it to stand for something, the Make it Limitless Collective. I’ve started working with other designers from Chicago to Providence hoping to form a network of creative people collaborating.
Congrats on landing in some brick and mortars! How’d you do it?
I owe it to a childhood friend Joe Brandt. He introduced me to the owner of Mint Clothing right before he was about to open the store. He was looking for some more Chicago streetwear, I showed him my shirts and he loved them. He bought nearly my whole inventory on the spot. I called my best friend and mom walking home tearing up with happiness.
I see you have a new collection, Dreams And Icons, can you tell us a little bit about the inspiration behind it?
My inspiration comes from chasing dreams and one of my favorite artists, Mike Giant. Mike Giant did a series called “Modern Hieroglyphics” in which he tried to boil down modern culture into a series of hieroglyphics and icons to create a language of today. I loved the idea, and tried to boil down complex themes, like choosing love over money in life, into the simplest forms possible. The second inspiration comes from following my dreams with MILC. The whole process of creating MILC and watching it grow, at its best moments, feels like a dream coming true, and the work is rooted in that feeling.
What else can we look forward to?
MILC is going to branch out. I’m currently working with musicians, photographers, and a few of my favorite artists to try out new pieces and concepts. We’re still going to make shirts, but I’ve also got some MILC artwork that’s going to be displayed in a gallery soon and one of the DJ’s is making a song called “MILC City.” I’m also talking to retailers to get the brand in more stores. MILC is growing, and I’m not entirely sure where it will take me but I’m excited for the future.
Like what you see? Go to Mint Clothing or http://shop.milc.us/ and shop the collection! Show us your picks and tag Danny too (@sannydobor).
Mike and I have a to-do list, much like my 26 Thing To Do, for what will be each year of our marriage. We’re approaching one year soon and we haven’t crossed off as many as we’d like, so when ScoreBig approached me to try out their services, I said yes!
Even though I didn’t find any events Mike and I’d like to go to (all the events we had in mind were sold out or not available), the process seemed pretty great.
ScoreBig guarantees savings on every purchase, you can choose your section for seating , tell them what you want to pay, and there’s no fees. Then if you know of an event coming, but they don’t have it listed, you can request that they get tickets — I requested the Book of Mormon when it comes to Chicago in February. It’s an all around money-saving way to go to events you dream about attending.
I can’t wait to see if they get more events we’d like to go to or maybe get the alert that the Bears vs. Packers game or Justin Timberlake tickets are now available. But once something comes available, I’ll let you know about the full experience. You know me, I love to share about a good deal!
Have you tried ScoreBig? What was your experience like?
I wanted to read Mennonite In A Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen since it came out, so I pretty excited someone agreed to reading it with me.
I finished the book just in time, but Patti and I never talked about it, so here goes! Let me know about my review and the book!
Synopsis: A memoir documenting Rhoda’s life after her divorce from her husband who started dating a guy named Bob from gay.com, and her new life at her Mormon parent’s home.
Well, it’s not a new life, but it’s definitely a whirlwind for a liberal, English & Creative Writing Hope College Professor to go back to her conservative mormon parent’s house to heal emotionally and physically.
While at her parent’s, she dates a couple of different characters and learns to appreciate her family’s religion and upbringing — something she always criticized and hid.