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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.





i am an oboe?

I beg to differ. I am a clarinet! My score: 83% for oboe (tied with bassoon, an instrument I also love, and tried to play once, but the double-reed gave me the darndest of troubles.) My clarinet score: 25%. This cannot be. I played clarinet for 13 years! Take this quiz to find out your instrument-personality and let me know what you are. I found it on the blog of Felsenfeld just now. I am still a clarinet.



Blogger Jodi said...

I scored 92% for both cello and oboe, and the quiz called me Cello.

I think it is extremely funny that today I found out I am "scoring for cello", since I am having lunch with a delicious cellist today with whom I may or may not have "scored" in the past. (Oboe, I'll never tell.)

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Quinn Skylark said...

I too am an oboe! I guess this is good. Can two oboes play in harmony?

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Sean Carolan said...

I have been denied. I'm a viola. Though nice, it's not right. Percussion right under...that's more like it.
Let's start a band:)

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Deb said...

Apparently team oboe is an up and coming bunch, although bassoon and tuba came up second and third for me. I've always been drawn to tubas so i'm going to self-declare myself a tuba. Is that legal?

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

It seems oboes seek each other out. Two more friends, who did not post, but wrote to me that they were oboes too. Keep posting, I am very curious to know your results (even if you are not an oboe--there is no bad instrument here!)

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Kathy Malone said...

I am a flute!(92%) Iknew it! I have been told this before! But also I am a french horn(92%), very cool. Oh, and I am a trombone, cello, and an OBOE!(all 83%). I am an orchestra!
That was fun, thanks

11:34 AM  

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