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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.





now let's get down to sneakers

L.A.M.B. seems to be contracting with my favorite sneaker company, Royal Elastics. (see inset at left) Drat. Now my well-kept secret will be overrun by teeny-boppers. Well here is one and another one I currently love, neither a L.A.M.B issue. No, no thanks. You know, the more I think about this, the more I don't like it. I saw this brand in 1998 when I was doing a trade show, and it seemed to be a nice small company that not many knew about. I loved their fleur de lis tiny logo and stretchy elastic slip-on easy fit. I still have a hard time finding it in stores, which is not necessarily a good thing. It just means more for me when I find it. (hee) I want R.E. to be a lovely but indie boutique brand, with a few styles sold at Saks. (Hey, that's what I want to be!) But alas, mass market here they come? We'll see. Here is more of the story. Under-the-radar, I'll say. Oh well, I'm off to figure out where in NYC I can buy me some anyway. Anyone have store tips? Please let me know by adding your comments to this post. This style for men is kind of nice too.

If I can't find them anywhere, there is always Tsubo... Cute, not-too- sneakery styles.

Oooh, or how about Medium? I like this style. I think I will bookmark this company and start watching what they make.

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Anonymous BFox said...

Try Lounge on lower Broadway in Mahattan.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Elaine Perlov said...

Thanks so much! I will. Looks interesting.

10:15 AM  

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