The Sock Drawer Blog

March 24, 2015

Easter Egg Socks

If you’ve never seen Ukrainian Easter eggs, lets get you acquainted.  Ukrainian eggs (called “pysanka”) have a rich history, you can learn more about them here.  We found some examples (not all traditional Ukrainian folk designs, but pretty nonetheless) and matched them up with some of our beautiful colorful socks.

March 5, 2015

The SLO Wishing Tree

Some of our very favorite customers, Jim & Kathy apRoberts, are hosting a wishing tree here in San Luis Obispo!  Kathy heard about wishing trees several years ago and always planned to have one of her own.  They decided to dedicate the oak tree in their front yard as a place for everyone to display their wishes.… Read More

February 22, 2015

Loteria Socks!

¡Hola! Sock Drawer now has the colorful new Mexican Bingo card socks from Socksmith! Lotería is a card game played with a deck of 54 cards, originating in Europe before eventually being brought to Mexico in the late 1700’s.  Check out this great article explaining the history behind the game.  Here is some traditional card artwork:  … Read More

February 11, 2015

Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold

History is being made! Late post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin would certainly be glad to know that one of his many famed paintings just broke the record as the highest selling painting in history.  Gauguin’s Nafea Faa Ipoipo (translated as: When Will You Marry?), painted in 1892, was recently sold for roughly $300,000,000 to a private buyer.  Here… Read More