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.
shopping trip: a&g merch
If you find yourself in Williamsburg on North 6th and Berry, you will be pleased to find A&G Merch,
a great new affordable design store for the home, and in my opinion, an ideal one-stop-shop for birthday gifts. So nice in fact that your shopping will go a bit like this: one for friend-in-question, one for me... Well that is what happened when I shopped there anyway. Note the two
notepads in Tuesday's post.
The store is unmarked but jam-packed with colorful goodies. You can find it right next door to The Future Perfect
, the design store that will make you fantasize about your luxurious lifestyle, also owned by Dave Alhadeff. I'll let you look around the store a bit, and then I'll tell you more pertinent shopping details.
The grand view: the stacked plastic chairs are an attention-grabber,
and with my Penchant for Plastic, I was sucked into the store.
Affordable antlers! The luxe version with the lights
(like they have at Lodge on Grand St.) is for sale next door.
Tiki Coasters, $9, set of four
Pillows by Hybrid Home
Now don't you want to take a field trip and explore? There are plenty more goodies, large and small. My friend Elizabeth will be happy to learn that Merch carries all of those animal pillows by Salvor too. The store has no website as of yet (they are brand new), so you will have to hoof it. Take the L to Bedford and walk towards the river. Stop for a bite at SEA to refuel. And then shop some more!
A&G Merch, 111 North 6th Street at Berry, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718.388.1779
Labels: brooklyn, design, home accessories, shopping, williamsburg