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.
where do i fit in?
As you know, I am an oboe
, so I don't actually want to fit in. Some characteristics of an oboe: I like to work alone (agree), I like to be different (agree), I just go with the flow (disagree), I love a challenge (agree), I would like power if it was given to me (all fashion designers are meglomaniacs. have you met any lately?)
So anyway, where does my blog fit it? Design blogs, which mine partially is, but not really entirely, post a million entries per day, with a million and a half pictures. This leads me to wonder, how do they do their work? Is blogging their full-time job? Craft blogs (which mine is not!! I may be crafty like a fox, but I do not make crafts) tend towards the online diary format. Fashion blogs (which mine also isn't really) talk too much about UGH boots and how they are so last Monday and how uncool you are to have even thought of purchasing such a travesty. Since i am a fashion designer.gee [blog], I just post what I see fit. (Is that a bad pun? sorry!) I am an only child, and I like power, and I like to stand out, and by the way, I am also happy and carefree. gee. Take the instrument quiz
if you do not know what I am going on about, and sign the blog with your results!
Now you must excuse me for awhile as I have got some major straightening up to do. There is fabric everywhere. I have instructed myself on my to-do list to set the timer for 15-minute intervals and just get it done fast this morning.