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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.
grand st, williamsburg
The next time you are in Williamsburg, turn off Bedford Avenue and explore Grand Street instead. There are some wonderful unique restaurants and boutiques of great quality and decor. I can't say enough. It is our new favorite restaurant row. To get there, plan your subway route on www.hopstop.com
. Or use this map I found on the back of Bozu's business card.
Boutique and Spa
115 Grand St
call: 718.486.0370read this article
Hand-selected pieces for the home, body, and mind
including a seasonal selection of plants and flowers.
They also carry selected styles
from my collection!Mine
177 Grand Stwww.minemetalart.com
Kristina Kozak's metalwork is bold and incredible!
Her boutique showcases her creations as well as a
wonderful selection of unique things for the home.
Open for shopping Friday through Sunday
You must pay a visit, because the
website doen't show the store. And it is great.Snacky Sake Lounge
187 Grand St
Wong Kar Wai and Jackie Chan films play while you
or Korean soju
and eat up a storm without
spending up a storm. The decor is similar to
my apartment so I love love loved it.
If I had thought of it sooner, I would have
celebrated my birthday here. Next year!Commune
191 Grand Stwww.communeinternational.com
A hair salon and shop with a very specific minimalist eye.
Maybe they will like my Silk Obi Sashes
199 Grand Stread these reviews
Korean barbeque, shabu-shabu
, plus vegetarian
yummy dishes. Good prices on pitchers of
296 Grand Stwww.oibozu.com
I gasped when we entered. The decor is breathtaking.
Pass the sharkskin
plexi wall in front
(referencing the handle of a Samurai sword)
and be dazzled by daruma
And the food and drink are amazing.
This place totally dazzles.
I tried the turnip shochu
with our meal. Yes, turnip!Lodge
318 Grand Stwww.lodgenyc.com
Who says antlers are so yesterday. Feh
to you. I love their decor. It has rustic and
modern "lodge" touches all mixed together
in a humorous and eye-pleasing way.
Brunch is great! Try the Trout and Eggs.
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