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.
sewing like the wind
Today is a major sewing day. So I will just say this (and possibly a little more later). I just finished monkeying around in the template code and added a HOME
button, because that was sorely lacking in this blog. Click it! It works. It is on the right, right over there. Well it won't do any good unless you are on an older post. So click PROMO CODE
, to remind yourself that today is the last day for using the nifty 10% discount, joyously celebrating our first year of fully automated web-shopping. And then click HOME
. Okay don't bother. The home button disappears. I'll have to fix that later. I have to go swim and buy garlic-smoked lox
now. That was anticlimactic.
update: I put the new :: home ::
link at the top left. Sure you can see it now, but it disappears too and is useless. Furthermore, my headers on the right drop out when you click on an older post. I almost give up. But I don't. Because I do have that dogged side, and you sure do need that when messing with computer code. Any suggestions from experts are welcome in the meantime.
update: I'll fix it later. I have sewing to do. See why I need an egg-timer
?? I am setting it now. And not getting up. (Hey the HOME link stays! Click on egg-timer and the HOME link does not disappear! But the right side is all funky. What did I do? Help.)
update: My mini-diagnostic. When you click on an archive month, 3.2006 is nowhere to be found. All the right headers remain in place. But click on a previous post and right headers go haywire. Right headers do not go haywire, however, when you click on links to previous posts within the post's text body. So I am inserting this tag into places it might not belong to try to fix the problem: MainOrArchivePage (with the <> of course and the proper close tags) Should I sandwich the headers separately with this tag too? I am going to try that next. I am done sewing so it is okay now. Now that I sandwiched everything, everything drops out on the right when you click on an entry. I'll bet the MainOrArchivePage tags control that very thing. I have little idea what I am doing but I am having fun. I like computer code.
update 4 days later: my new HOME link totally works from every page. It took a few days to propagate. That happened before when I re-uploaded my new sidebars. It took a day to propagate. Strange. I thought this was push-button publishing. I want instant results! But it worked.