“To die would be a grand adventure.”
This line was, ironically, quoted by, none other than, the late Robin Williams.
It’s always an odd feeling when a celebrity dies. Most often, it’s a person you don’t actually know, you've probably never met, and someone you've only seen on television. But, there is this lingering feeling, like you've known this person, as watching them live on the big screen can feel as intimate as a friendly conversation.
Have you ever failed to clean our your fridge for 3 months? And when you remember, fear sets in, as some things you pull out are so unrecognizable you’re fairly certain it might start blinking and doing tricks for you?
I mean, I went to college, and this scenario has happened to me a time or two. Not to mention leaving a bag of potatoes at room temperature allows for them to grow little colonies with maggot skyscrapers and advanced technological systems. Regardless of how awful or not-as-awful your food wastes away, the idea is that it all does eventually.
The man behind one of the most iconic streetwear brands in the world, Jeff Ng uncovered his passion for graphic design while working as an entry-level data clerk at a New York City design firm as an undergrad. Ng, who was studying journalism at NYU at the time, dropped out a short time later and in the fall of 1995 enrolled in the Communications Design program at the Parsons School of Design.
Juggling his studies, an internship at the pioneer streetwear company PNB Nation, and a part-time position at c.i.t.e. design, Ng worked to build his own brand during his downtime. To produce his first line of t-shirts, Ng sneaked into the school’s print studio after hours to silk-screen the tees by hand and after many failed attempts, released what became the first Staple collection. In the spring of 1997, the legendary SoHo boutique Triple Five Soul placed an order for twelve Staple tees and Ng’s business was born.