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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.
Am I wrong to love restaurants that offer 2-for-1 sushi deals above all others? I mean, 2-for-1
! A friend and I went to a non-2-for-1 place last night called Ginger
on 1st Ave. It was very good actually. And you would not believe the combos they feature (and she said were must-eats). We had, ready for this? Eel/peanut butter/banana/crispy flakes. I must have an iron stomach. They call this the "Muse." I would call this the "Elubisu Roll" (that's Elvis in Japanese (see kata kana
usage)) It was actually tasty in a weird texture sort-of-way. And the "Crunchy" -- spicy tuna/cucumber/crunchy bits was very very delicious in a normal sushi sort-of-way. I also tried a special combo with mackerel and kimchee. Not as successful. Too bad.
In the end I still prefer Jeollado
(another place we go together a few blocks away), because they offer 2-for-1 every minute of the serving day and they have rainbow rolls for $3.50 and up which are quite tasty. I simply prefer the taste
of cheaper sushi. They also have an amazing seaweed salad that is on the Korean side of things with giant mushrooms and some sort of mysterious lemony miso dressing that I could eat every day of my life and be happy. I'm off to eat my breakfast. Peanut butter toast and coffee, minus the eel. Maybe a banana later though.
Labels: bargain finds, restaurants, tuna