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are you a fonts enthusiast? a typophile?
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find the beauty on your daily walk! take time to notice the details of your landscape.
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there is nothing like seeing a great handbag in action.
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plastics are our future. how can you resist plastic? it is so shiny and pleasing. I have a penchant for plastics.
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chronicling my quest for the one true
Greek Cup
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have you ever noticed the similarity between nyc fire call boxes and benevolent Kannon, goddess of mercy?
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every design, fashion and art magazine I read lately features some important directional artist making big contributions to their genre. and where do they live? brooklyn!
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who says there are no more 'new ideas' in art and design? the newness is in the juxtaposition.
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this is how I really get things done. with my little green co-worker/task-master.
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my clothing & accessories design
east-meets-west minimalism

my site
elaineperlov.com

the look
dressy utilitarian

my concept
useful, economical, modular pieces that can be mix-matched in numerous ways (because why can't fashion be useful and lasting? I think it can!) So I say Maximize your Minimalism!

Satin Karate Belt featured in Dec 06 Real Simple

Voted Best Designer 2006 Style Bakery
'On the Rise'
Awards

Daily Buss Feature

Luckymag.com Feature

in the blog press
midtown lunch
brownstoner
racked
coutorture
the girl who ate everything
coutorture
queens eats
(into) the fray
stylefinds
funky finds
style document
stylefinds
gowanus lounge
far too cute
modish
ethereal bliss
couture in the city
independent luxe
decor 8
funky finds
urban socialite
lady licorice
high fashion girl

more press...

inspiration
furniture (especially chairs from the 50s and 60s), uniforms, repeating patterns, menswear, Oscar Niemeyer, traditional Japanese architecture, the Rimpa School and Ogata Korin's 8-Point Bridge, Matisse, bromeliads, succulents and other waxy flora

particular loves
bamboo, coral, moss, woodgrain, silhouettes & other cut-outs, plastic, low-resolution images, the photo copier, off-registration prints, Max Ernst's Lunar Asparagus, NYC fire call boxes that look like Kannon, Fauvist color sense, the Noguchi Museum, pretty much all of Abstract Expressionism

magazines of current interest
Domino, Elle Decor (British), ARTnews, Art in America, Wallpaper

favorite heel style
the wedge, but a sleek modern interpretation

second favorite
the stiletto

current shoe obsession
alas, the sneaker. (because I live in nyc and walk a ton!) but not too sneakery of a sneaker. more of a sneaker disguised as a shoe, like a mary jane style or a high-tech looking black one with a metallic accent. how about Royal Elastics? I must go try some on. I really like the non-sneakeryness of their styles.

 

 

 


4.07.2014

reblog: mister softee





This cracks me up. I wrote this in 2008.


Mister Softee Is Too Much of a Softy

The battle for advertising space continues in every marketable square foot of the Big Apple. See Exhibit A, above. Do you think it is right for the Subway sandwich board to encroach on Mister Softee's retail frontage like this? I think not. Mister Softee should learn to assert himself a bit. Don't you think? [image caption: Exhibit A: corner of 6th Avenue and 40th Street, right near Bryant Park]

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12.12.2013

order by december 18


Need some last minute **handmade** stocking stuffers? Check out my Etsy Shop, and order by December 18 for delivery in time for Christmas! Nice prices from $8.

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12.11.2013

fashionfinds-bk on ebay


Lots of stuff is sold out, so check out these new treasures, just posted on my Ebay Store. Some very nice for Holiday. Some very nice for Spring/Summer!

Find more treasures online:
http://www.ebay.com/usr/fashionfinds-bk

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11.20.2013

elaineperlov.com on etsy


Some new one-of-a-kind goodies on my Etsy Shop!

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11.17.2013

satin karate belts for you and yours


The Satin Karate Belts are back online! I need to break these out into a few separate listings. Else, how do you buy two or three? Etsy has a few funny quirks. But I still love it.

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11.13.2013

elaineperlov.com on etsy


Lots of new updates to my Etsy Shop! (these and more)

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11.10.2013

two options


When you go to elaineperlov.com these days, you will see two clickable options. My Ebay Store which has lots of fashion finds (by-products of shopping too much) and my Etsy Store (at last!), which features my designs. On Etsy right now, there are lots of deals and steals from the archives, and new treasures added weekly, so keep checking back. Spread the word!

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11.08.2013

from the archives


Yes! So pleased I found this shot. The Geisha Hairstyle Denim Pocket Bag looks awesome.

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11.07.2013

geisha hairstyle denim pocket bag

From our archives! Only a few left in dark denim. This Geisha Hairstyle Denim Pocket Bag (available on Etsy) is one of our signature pieces. The bag can be worn around your waist, as a shoulder bag or across the body. The straps are adjustable. Super-cool statement piece. People will ask you one or more of these questions. "What is that?" "Is it sushi?" "Is it a shrimp?" And you can say, "No! It's a geisha hairstyle!" And they will be your friend.

Ah, the good ole Boston days. Even my label says Boston. I remember this dude named Gary who rode a skateboard and a single speed bike silk screened them for me.

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11.06.2013

back!


How cool is this? I feel good. Thanks Etsy, for making it so easy to relaunch. :-)

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10.16.2013

fashionfinds-bk on ebay


Check out my ebay store! It's brand new and full of stuff that is in excellent condition, unique and wanting a new home. Yours! 

Watch for weekly updates. Bid on stuff immediately. It's fun! http://www.ebay.com/usr/fashionfinds-bk

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10.15.2013

good price good item


Boutique owners! And small business owners! I have a credit card terminal for sale on my ebay store that is very current (PCI compliant and all that good stuff), and a very great price. Retails for $299. Yours for way way less. Opening bid: $66.33! 

Bid or message me. And check out the details here.

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9.18.2013

rock n roll half in philadelphia!!



We did it! We ran a mile for every year we've been married.  We had a awesome time in Philly celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary. And we have medals! It was such a fun race and vacation! [image via Philly Rock n Roll Half]

 

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7.11.2013

bloggy redux

Yes I'm still here. I'm just thinking of something good to write is all.

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6.04.2013

it's all in the details


How I love a good ghost sign.
Tad's Steaks, 34th Street near 8th Avenue

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