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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.





some recommendations

Go see Tara Donovan at PaceWildenstein, 545 W 22nd St (between 10th and 11th Aves). Her giant installation is up through April 22.

Go to the New Museum of Contemporary Art/Chelsea, 556 W 22nd St, and see 3 great exhibits. Andrea Zittel is all that I wanted her to be and more. Plus don't miss Courtney Smith's parasite furniture sculptures on Floor 2 (through April 15) and Didier Mahieu's etherial installations on Floor 3 (through April 30).

Verlaine, 110 Rivington St, has a nice selection of Vietnamese/French inspired cocktails with a happy hour that extends until 10pm!

Check out Trader Joe's when the line to get in dies down. Yes, on Saturday, there was a line outside!! I got in on opening day, and browsed all the products, sandwiched in with the mob of shoppers. I noticed the prices were more in NY, but NO said the Trader Joe's worker. It is because prices have gone up in every store since I shopped there. They do not set different prices for different stores, said he. That is good to know. Some things had only gone up a dime or 30 cents so it really isn't that bad anyway.

Are you a member of the Y? Did you know that you can use many different Y's to vary your workout scenery? You can go to any Y that participates in the AWAY Program for free! Check the back of your membership card and go to www.ymca.net and type in your zip code for a list near you! So far, I have gone for great swims at McBurney on 14th, Vanderbilt on E 47th, International at W 63rd, Prospect Park in Brooklyn and Long Island City in Queens. All have free towel service too!

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