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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.





frank gehry

Maybe you like Frank Gehry. Maybe he strikes a chord in you. Maybe his work makes no sense to you. For all of you, no matter what your opinion, I recommend the documentary by Sydney Pollack in theatres now called Sketches of Frank Gehry. I could watch films about artists and their creative struggles all day and all night. If you love learning what makes artists tick like I do, love learning about their work habits, seeing their workspaces, understanding their work from their point of view, you will really like this film. It is very edifying.

Gehry's Stata Center on the MIT Campus. We thoroughly checked
this building out before we left Boston. It has many facets including
an outdoor amphitheatre of sorts. Worth the trip. (note: this
building was not featured in the film) Photo by Robert Stribley

pictured above: the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, another Gehry building I have personally explored, experienced, made a pilgrimage to. The space is very chopped up inside, in the lobby area. I wanted the space to soar, but it didn't. I am sure it does though in the concert hall itself. I would love to hear a concert there some day.



Blogger Robert S. said...

Thanks for checking out my photos. I enjoyed Sketches of Gehry, too.

Have some great photos of Bilbao I should scan and upload sometime. And the new building in the West-side highway.

I did hear recently that the MIT building leaks badly and that they're suing Gehry. Oh well.

1:14 AM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

Thanks very much for commenting. I love this shot you took. Yes, I heard that too about MIT suing...

11:09 AM  

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