i am a fashion designer. gee
click here to maximize your minimalism!

click here

click here

click here

click here to view my favorites from the archives. gee




are you a fonts enthusiast? a typophile?
read more

find the beauty on your daily walk! take time to notice the details of your landscape.
read more

there is nothing like seeing a great handbag in action.
read more

plastics are our future. how can you resist plastic? it is so shiny and pleasing. I have a penchant for plastics.
read more

chronicling my quest for the one true
Greek Cup
read more

have you ever noticed the similarity between nyc fire call boxes and benevolent Kannon, goddess of mercy?
read more

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!
read more

who says there are no more 'new ideas' in art and design? the newness is in the juxtaposition.
read more

this is how I really get things done. with my little green co-worker/task-master.
read more

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.





jack pierson vs. barneys

One of the faked Piersons in Barneys, photo from TimeOut

I just read in TimeOut this morning about the legal battle between artist Jack Pierson (or really the gallery who represents him, Cheim & Read) and Barneys (namely the Creative Director, Simon Doonan, who claims to have never heard of Jack Pierson, and that the store's visual displays that directly copy the artist's word sculptures are purely coincidence). For more of the story check out page 10 of this week's magazine. Or read this blog entry by Edward Winkleman. I too thought they were real Jack Piersons when I was in the store.

My favorite part is that the party doing the knocking-off gets discounted in the public eye. Cheim & Read sent out a press release that included the following:

"Around a year or so ago, imitations or forgeries of these works began to appear in Barneys clothing stores throughout the country saying such things as 'fabulous, courageous, and outrageous.' They are formally weak plagiarized versions of Jack Pierson's work, and we want you to know that they are not by Jack Pierson."

Cheim concluded: "We regret this lack of integrity on the part of... Barneys. They obviously have no respect for artists or the art world." (source: NY Daily News)

Go Cheim & Read!




Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful camera phone pictures!

anastasia beaverhausen

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pierson did not invent the technique of cobbled-together signs, so I don't think you can assume that the signs in Barney's are even a concious rip-off of his works.

Cheim & Read created a P.R. stunt. The signs in Barney's have been on display for 2 years. Why start a fuss over nothing now?

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

Thanks for the good comment. Keep them coming!

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work in an ad agency and can uncategorically say that this "look" has been around at least since the 1960's, where different font styles are used in a singular word or sentence.

There is nothing new, creative nor infringing-upon-the-creative-of-others about it.

In fact, the artist pressing the lawsuit might want to reconsider before someone sues him for ripping off THEIR version...

4:54 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home