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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.
treasures at the pet store
Recently I was searching for new display ideas for my booth at The Market NYC
(this Sunday, I'll be there). In my opinion, what better place to search out treasures than at the pet store. Have you seen how many colors those aquarium rocks come in? I use those
for displaying these
. These plants above might be good for something... I am not sure yet.
On my recent trip I found some great aquarium backdrops (hanging on rolls below). What would you use them for? I think they would be nice on the inside of your medicine cabinet (remove the glass shelves and apply a piece, cut to size, with small magnets). Or simply framed. One backdrop photo was monochromatic grey rocks (you can see part of this one on the bottom of the photo; dull for the fishies, but excellent for a table design). Another was a colorful assortment of coral. They had about eight different varieties. The photo quality is so flawless, it is like hyper-realism. And the paper stock is laminated, making them also perfect for placemats or table coverings perhaps... hanging on rolls in the store
These aquarium backdrops can be cut to size and cost about 18 cents per inch. I am keeping them in mind for some project or another. In the meantime, I thought I would share them with you.
rotated 90 degrees so you can see the images