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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.





blog referrals

A funny thing. I was just checking my blog stats. My favorite thing to click is "Who's On?" and so I did, and found out someone from Long Island City is on now. Could it be Julie Powell? The referring URL of that user was "statcount." That person was checking his/her stats at the same time I was checking mine. The covert actions of blogging. How strange.

This has nothing to do with the above, but I can't stop thinking about it. Trader Joe's is coming! I passed by the new store-to-be the other day on 14th St and half the products are on the shelves already! I could see my favorite Soy and Flax Seed Tortilla Chips from the window!! (photo quite digitized but it was worth putting here anyway) That lovely yellow and orange package for $1.89. I can't wait to buy their roasted unsalted almonds, their in-store brand of balsamic vinegar (a whole giant jug), and be reunited with a whole bunch of products I love and can't even remember.

Hey, look at this blog! I have that Buddha too. I think I like this blog a lot from the few entries I have read. She talks about Trader Joe's, Japanese Noodles, and The Shake Shack! Right up my alley of eating. She even has a countdown clock for when The Shake Shack re-opens! I have been wondering that a lot myself. (read her entry of Feb 27.) Hey her name is almost like my name. Alaina. Hmmm. Neat! I think I will be adding A Full Belly to my list of favorites.

I found it! Trader Joe's will open on St. Patrick's Day!!!!! Two days before my birthday. Well happy birthday to me. I will celebrate with many cans of artichokes in water for $1.99 each. The lowest price you can find for artichokes in water I will tell you that much! Oh yeah, and hearts of palm! That is what I used to get there too.



Blogger Jodi said...

Can you believe I have only been to a Trader Joe's once???! And even then it wasn't a long excursion, because I was with a guy I was dating and he wasn't the linger/loiter "type".

My mom and sister go to the one near them and RAVE about it. I can't tell you how many times my mom's asked me if I've ever been to Trader Joe's and how many times I've told her "No, Mother ... NO!!!!"

O, to be able to say, at long last, "Yes, Mother ... YES!!!!"

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