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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
elaineperlov.com

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'
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Luckymag.com Feature

in the blog press
midtown lunch
brownstoner
racked
coutorture
the girl who ate everything
coutorture
queens eats
(into) the fray
stylefinds
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style document
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far too cute
modish
ethereal bliss
couture in the city
independent luxe
decor 8
funky finds
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lady licorice
high fashion girl

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inspiration
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.

 

 

 


6.08.2006

oscar niemeyer

Catedral Metropolitana de Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Brasilia


I want to show you some of Oscar Niemeyer's buildings. Did you know he was one of the major architects in the design and construction of Brasilia, Brazil's newly established capital replacing Rio de Janeiro as of 1956? Did you know he was one of the architects (along with le Corbusier) who designed the U.N.? He breaks from convention to create space-aged structures and shapes that really soar. His building are so incredible! I love his curves and his flying saucer shapes. Why did I never know about him before? Is there a documentary film about Niemeyer? Please comment if you know of one. Here is a link to more great pics beyond what I have posted.

I investigated plane fairs to go visit. Around $700 roundtrip per person from New York, and approximately 12 hours of flight time. I selected a random Tuesday to Tuesday trip for two in October. Don't you want to go on an architectural tour of this city? I do.


Cathedral, inside


Niteroi Museum of Contemporary Art, Brazil


Alvorada Palace, Brasilia


Congress Building, Brasilia


U.N. Secretariat (left), New York

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2 Comments:

Blogger Oskar said...

There in fact is a documentary about Niemeyer... Here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0296124/ Don't know how to go about aquiring one...

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

Great! Thank you.

8:40 AM  

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