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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.

 

 

 


2.26.2006

birthday countdown



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.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Jodi said...

Stay in shape year-round, my little cupcake, and then you won't have to worry about getting in shape just for your birthday.

10:24 PM  

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