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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

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'

Daily Buss Feature

Luckymag.com Feature

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

more press...

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.





bede murphy in d.c.

If you find yourself in the D.C. area before February 11, your must catch a great show at Irvine Contemporary featuring works of Brooklyn-based artist (and my friend) Bede Murphy. You will be jealous to know that I have quite a few of his paintings. His latest work was recently featured at Scope, Miami, one of the hot international contemporary art fairs running concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach. You can come over some time to see his earlier works, or check out his latest called "The Namedropper Series." Not to be missed!

Irvine Contemporary, 1710 Connecticut Ave, NW, 202.332.8767
above: Bede Murphy, Image White Out, mixed media on panel (detail)

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Anonymous Kathy Malone said...

Oooh!So sparkley and cool! Right up my alley. Does he have a web site? Kathy

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Kathy Malone said...

Who is going to make t-shirts with word verification logos? Could be the summer thing!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Elaine Perlov said...

His website will be coming soon. He is right in your neighborhood Kathy! I'll let you know via the blog when his site is up. It will be a good one.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

I am hideously jealous of ALL the art in your apARTment, especially this guy's stuff. Oh, how I covet it. Oh oh oh!

9:33 AM  
Blogger RaineyDay said...

Elaine, pass a big Helloooo on to Bede... Tell him (hurricane) Raine Says Hi and I love that Murphy family!!!

from the Hudson Valley

10:25 PM  

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