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.
get your own project success board
I have to say, my hokey Project Success
board has been working really well. Click on the link and see how to set one up for yourself. Choose categories that suit you, of course. I have gotten three new store accounts and 8 more stores who are interested and want to see more since I put up my board. I have also done a lot in the Blue category and immediately made my money back 7-fold. Yay. Most of all, it has helped me set my goals and track them. Having the board in front of my face in my work space makes me remember that I set the goal in the first place. Try it! Here again are the supplies you will need
Living in New York, with all the go-getter energy that swirls around you everyday, has made me realize (finally!) that there is no mystery to success, no single magic thing that you have to do. It just boils down to this: Just do it(!) and never ever stop doing it, even if you get frustrated that no one is returning your calls or emails; just do a lot of different things everyday, and it will eventually add up. Don't prejudge. Just try it. I just had an email yesterday from a query I sent more than 2 weeks ago! And it was tremendously good news. And I got a new store account yesterday from the Market I did Sunday. Who could have predicted that? The store is in Ohio. And a new store account that resulted from my stopping in to say hi while doing my laundry, laundry soap in hand, and a terrible outfit on. You never know until you try. Take one risk everyday. You will be rewarded.
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