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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.





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: 718.486.0370
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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!

177 Grand St
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
call: 718.486.4848
Wong Kar Wai and Jackie Chan films play while you
sip sake 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!

191 Grand St
A hair salon and shop with a very specific minimalist eye.
Maybe they will like my Silk Obi Sashes.

199 Grand St
read these reviews
Korean barbeque, shabu-shabu, plus vegetarian
yummy dishes. Good prices on pitchers of
Japanese beer.

296 Grand St
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 along
with our meal. Yes, turnip!

318 Grand St
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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