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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.





fantasy sandal #3

If you could only see how cute these look on! Especially with black pants, and the red fringey sunburst just peeking out. Plus the strange print on the insole is totally covered up. Ah the fantasy of beautiful shoes. Coordinating the perfect outfit to go with them, eating on the perfect outdoor patio with the perfect person while wearing them, with the perfect toenail color to match... I bought these shoes to wear with my Lucky Moon Necklace a few seasons ago. Again, with dazzling shoes, you need little to accessorize. All black is fine. The necklace and some skinny red bangle bracelets. And a razor-sharp credit card-slim black clutch. Ideal.

But sometimes more is more. You can't go wrong with all black; but colors and prints are fun to wear too.

No ankle strap equals no subway stairs. I found this out the hard way when I kicked my shoe off down the stairs on stair #3. Oops. For those dedicated to looking good at whatever cost, you could always tote these cuties in your tote bag and do a quick change before you arrive at your location. Or perhaps you could buy a car? Never. Buy a tote bag instead.

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Blogger chris said...

I just found your blog. I like it. I went to the link you posted and rated you a ten.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

Thanks Chris. Thanks for the rating too. I like the look of your blog, esp. the margins. Toni Takitani--I liked that film very much too. I liked the ultra slow pace and quietness. Plus the Japanese was slow enough so I could understand it.

6:16 PM  

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