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.
my dad makes the best egg creams
As far as I can remember, it all started when I was little with my Dad making us chocolate sodas on the weekend or after dinner. That was back in the Quik days when extra stirring was required. In went the seltzer and up rose all the foam. Excitement! We drank them down through straws, putting our green glass mugs back on the table after every gulp to measure who had more. I might have thought of that contest... A few years later, we graduated to the Hershey's syrup, which cut down on mixing time, I'll tell you. We also made orange sodas a lot, with orange juice and seltzer, always measuring to see who had more with every drink we had (again the contest was at my urging I think). Including Schav
. But back to seltzer-based drinks. The key to all these drinks: put the soda in last for the extra foam-up.
In the last five years, my Dad has concocted some new tasty egg creams, one which he made for me (the Indian Egg Cream), the other (the Dark Chocolate Egg Cream) he told me the recipe over the phone and I promptly made the next day. They are both really tasty and I must share them with you in honor of Father's Day.
The Indian Egg Cream combines skim milk and soy milk, Indian tea masala
(a spicy blend you can pick up at the Indian market) and last, the seltzer! Very tasty and the spicy is nicey. The Dark Chocolate Egg Cream uses unsweetened Baker's chocolate. This is for bitter chocolate lovers, which we both are. Combine a piece of bitter chocolate with a little hot water to make it into a smooth paste, then add the skim milk and combine. Add the seltzer! Two healthy egg creams for you to enjoy! Happy Father's Day Dad! See you Sunday!
this is roughly what is in tea masala
which comes ready-to-use in powdered form