Morning Coffee 1.08.09

America’s fashion industry is counting on Michelle Obama to boost sales in the industry by maintaining her sense of style. {NYT}

A freelance cameraman in the Gaza strip, Ashraf Mashhawarai, filmed the death of his brother after a bomb hit his family’s home while 12-year-old Mahmoud and his 14-year-old cousin Ahmad played on the roof. Meanwhile the conflict grows as a group in Lebanon fired rockets at northern Israel today. {CNN} (G}

It’s budget cuts as usual… Dell’s about to sack 1,900 employees at their factory in Limerick. {BBC}

And Louis Vuitton is asking $8250 for a skateboard. It’s part of the re-released Stephen Sprouse collection and there’s only 3 of those bad boys. {NYMag}

—I just got back to NYC from Turks and Caicos, but I’ve got to start planning another vacation to somewhere warm if I’m going to survive Winter this year. Any cheap suggestions. XO-Bobs

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