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.
lox and bagel
As I sit here about to eat a great lox and bagel (late lunch), I feel compelled to share my findings in the City for the best of each element: Lox, Bagel, Cream Cheese, and a bonus, Bialy. Just so you trust my credentials, I want to tell you that I am not from Boston, I just lived there. I am from New Jersey, so I know from good lox and bagel. (Sorry Boston, but you are just not a bagel town. Or a pizza town for that matter. You know it is true.)
The Best Bagel: Ess-a-Bagel
, hands down. Hand rolled. Chewy on the inside, a little bit hard on the outside. Just go for the plain. You do not need to taint this great bagel with flavor options. so so sosososososo good!!! 2 locations. Go!
The Best Lox: ACME Smoked Fish
in Greenpoint. This you will love me for. Kiss me even. They sell wholesale right out of their factory on Friday mornings
! Bring lots of cash.
The Best Cream Cheese: I don't eat cream cheese anymore, b/c it will clog your arteries and kill you dead. But I do eat tofu cream cheese. The best brand is made right here in Brooklyn. When I talk of this topic of lox and bagel, I swell with pride for my new home, Brooklyn. The brand is found in mini markets, super markets, natural markets. Seek it out specially. It is that good. The brand is called "All Natural" and the flavors I love are "Spinach Tofu Spread" and "Salmon & Herbs Tofu Spread" and the price is somewhere in the $2.50 range (only!) for a small container. I can't find a link for this one, but I'll work on it.
The Best Bialy: Kossar's Bialy
on the Lower East Side. Just go. It is a religious experience.
Labels: bagels, food