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As I’ve mentioned before, time labels fascinate me.

At the moment I post this, it is



Well, it would be, if WordPress let me edit the exact second a post is published.

Unrelated to the time, anyone care to help me caption this?


This store is right across the street from the Apple Store at The Domain here in Austin.  Have you heard of this store?  At first I thought it was called White | Black and that someone added the “house | market” as a joke.

And lo, the people did comment thus:


  1. Sybil Law says:

    I love that store! Gotten many things from there over the years.
    They only sell black and white clothes, basically.
    MJ would be so proud.
    Whaa ?!
    .-= Sybil Law´s last blog ..Get on with Your Bad Self =-.

  2. Dave2 says:

    It started as a shop which sold mostly white clothes called “White House” but it was so successful that the owners opened up an additional shop carrying mostly black clothes called “Black Market”… eventually the two stores were merged together. Now it’s a national chain under the combo-name. I worked on a mall catalog once, and was given the entire scoop so I could work it into the design text.
    .-= Dave2´s last blog ..Bitching =-.

  3. martymankins says:

    I keeping with the Michael Jackson references: “Remember The Time” (i do, all one second of it)

    And Dave2’s deep knowledge of all things continues to amaze me.
    .-= martymankins´s last blog ..Something’s Missing =-.

  4. Tug says:

    I love that store! I can’t believe with the 123456789 and a full moon, nothing dramatic has happened.

    .-= Tug´s last blog ..Shy or sad? =-.

  5. Amanda says:

    We have tons of those stores here. Or at least 3. It’s nice

  6. Hilly says:

    Dave said what I was going to say, that rat bastard.
    You should go inside and get yourself a pair of black strappy sandals to wear with some white skinny jeans. I’ll expect pictures.
    .-= Hilly´s last blog ..All Frosting, No Cupcake… =-.

  7. marilyn says:

    Never heard of the place before. I like the signs though. Upscale but simple. Maybe a tad short on information. I like a store sign that tell me what they sell, but maybe you can see display windows from the street. Or maybe it is so well known that only a dweeb like me would wonder.
    .-= marilyn´s last blog ..And now a picture of Dad. =-.

  8. kapgar says:

    We have that store a half mile from here as well. Katie likes some of what they offer, but neither of us really get the name.

  9. Faiqa says:

    One of my favorite stores. Everything is black and white. I know that was hard to surmise from the name that had the words “black” and “white” in it.

    I worked very hard to repress a detailed explanation of how I feel it’s a subtle throwback to the racist history of this nation. Very hard.

    Down, tiger, I was kidding.
    .-= Faiqa´s last blog ..Nesting =-.

    • whall says:

      Faiqa – you don’t know how honored I am for you to refer to me as a tiger. To be so close to the heavenly blue dragon (the tiger’s grandfather) is unlike anything I’ve ever known. I know how important reincarnation is to you and to bestow such a benefic title on me is, understandably, overwhelming.

      Down, chica, I was kidding.

  10. Avitable says:

    It’s not a memorabilia store for Michael Jackson merchandise?
    .-= Avitable´s last blog ..Your TV education =-.

  11. Raganator says:

    There’s one in the RR outlet mall too

  12. NaysWay says:

    We have one of those stores in Cleveland. I thought it was crazy looking, too. Not a fan of their clothes, but I guess I’d have to not like color to like their stuff.

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