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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.





blogging begets blogging

Blogging is a strange solitary activity. I find I don't really need to go deeper into my head, but that is where blogging lands me. All day long lately I think about the nature of blogging, other people's blogs, and also those who have become overnight successes through their blogs. Grace of design*sponge landed herself in The New York Times, it seems, after only a month of blogging. And recently she announced that she will be quitting her job to blog full time! Good for her. I wrote to her a few times, but she never answered my e-mails. And of course there is Julie Powell. I found her current blog by the way, after doing quite a bit of reading about her the other week. She is enjoying her fame too, it seems.

I can't complain, my last 3 web orders in February were generated by my blog. And I love sharing all of my ideas beyond fashion. It has helped me remember what I like to do beyond the single focus of running my company. It has led to new (real-life) friendships too! I find I blog best though when I get out in the world, get out of my head, and experience real life. Too much blogging leads to too much theorizing. I have had to ban myself from the computer on a few occasions this past week. I have even had to turn the computer off! Only to creep back later and switch it on to check my stats or to see if anyone had commented on my posts. Pathetic! And too much blogging begets more blogging. So if you will excuse me, I must go do some stuff out there in the world. I mean really, I moved to NYC not for the blogging! But don't you worry, I'll be back soon enough to tell you more of my theories.



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