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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.





egg timer tips + pep talk

If you are feeling particularly stressed, time-crunched, in deep dread of a very unpleasant task or just can't concentrate for some reason, use the 15 minute interval. It will help you get started. And sometimes all you need is someone to force you to get started. (Think of your egg timer as a someone, not a something. It is your very precise co-worker.) This one is also helpful for toggling between 2 unpleasant tasks. Or for tasks that seem to go on forever when you really need to run to the post office (like invoicing and packing). Just do 15 mintues of one, then 15 minutes of the other, and keep repeating until both tasks are done. Also great for starting to chip away at a seemingly insurmountable mountain of to-do's.

The 30 minute interval is good for when you are feeling calmer (like I am today, like I wasn't yesterday) and feel like you can really get into what you are doing with pleasure. Play a CD while you are working, and be a happy worker bee.

The 55 minute interval is when you are starting to flit about too much because you have over-used the 15 minute interval. Now it is time to sit still and focus, Kathy Lee-style! No bathroom breaks. No drinks of water. Just do your work for one hour without distraction (I bet you can't) and then you can get up. But don't start at 55. Work up to it. You can do it!

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