click here to maximize your minimalism!
click here to view my favorites from the archives. gee
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.
snowy & shoppy
After a spring-like winter, we finally have a big snow predicted. And wouldn't you know it, it coordinates with our Valentine's Day Shopping Extravaganza in Park Slope
. Do not fear. The snow is due to start much later in the day. (famous last words? I hope not.) So get an early start! We open at 10 am. And there is the greatest bagel place on the corner right near the Old Stone House
. They even have tofu cream cheese. What New York bagel place doesn't? So grab a bagel and a hot coffee and head on over to our lovely event. Bring all your friends because it will be warm, cozy and lots of fun! I am currently tagging, pressing and packing our latest new designs for your viewing and shopping enjoyment! Click here for the I Love Fashion Tank
And don't forget to HopStop
the directions! Have you ever used this? It is a great little subway tool. Just type in corner of 5th ave and 4th st
in Brooklyn for the destination.
And you can be the first to try on the Cherry Blossom Pleat-Skirt
. Here is a hint of what it looks like. Click on the link to see more hints. Perfect with our featured Geisha Top
. And lovely with the coral Lasso Necklace
and Red-Swirl Obi
too. As I always say, Don't just stand there. Accessorize!