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are you a fonts enthusiast? a typophile?
find the beauty on your daily walk! take time to notice the details of your landscape.
there is nothing like seeing a great handbag in action.
plastics are our future. how can you resist plastic? it is so shiny and pleasing. I have a penchant for plastics.
chronicling my quest for the one true
have you ever noticed the similarity between nyc fire call boxes and benevolent Kannon, goddess of mercy?
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!
who says there are no more 'new ideas' in art and design? the newness is in the juxtaposition.
this is how I really get things done. with my little green co-worker/task-master.
clothing & accessories design
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
in the blog press
the girl who ate everything
(into) the fray
far too cute
couture in the city
high fashion girl
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
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
Domino, Elle Decor (British), ARTnews, Art in America, Wallpaper
favorite heel style
the wedge, but a sleek modern interpretation
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.
My birthday is fast approaching, and I think I need to start my fitness countdown. Do you do this or is it only me -- workout like a nut to get in shape for your birthday? I do it every year. Well not when I was 5, but in my post-college life for sure.
So I pledge to do the following:
Walk 10,000 steps per day*, but any overages on one day count against any shortcomings for another, within that same week. (You have to set up strict rules for these birthday countdowns because some might take advantage and slack off or forget they were even interested in doing a birthday countdown and instead eat a cookie for lunch.) Yesterday at least, I walked 16,306 steps. But I did have a biscotti. I think it all worked out in the end though.
*I have a step counter. Yes I have an egg-timer too. Yes I like to quantify. I count; therefore, I am or whatever.
I also pledge to use one AWAY Y privilege per week, just to get out of the neighborhood and swim in a larger pool. (see bullet point #5 below
) Included in this pledge is to swim 5 days a week (which I already do anyway to keep my sanity) and take 1 class a week (which I already do too: A.B.T. with Amanda) but probably add a second. For example, the McBurney Y on 14th St offers a class called "McBurn It!" I love that name. I could try that one this week and combine my swim, AWAY field trip, and extra class pledges all in one! I pledge to do that then.
I also pledge to cut down on trips to a lovely cafe near me
. Or at least I will have a biscotti instead of a giant cookie. How's that? We'll see how that works. Maybe just a cappucino.
I don't have much time. Ugh.
Labels: elaine's birthday, getting organized