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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.





recipe help again

Once again, I need some new recipe ideas. I made the Asian pesto from Martha last night (photo), with my variations, and it was really tasty. Now I need some ideas for tonight. Help! In the meantime I am going to scour the web and see what I come up with. I will be back later (check this same post) with my food finds. Feel free to send me your links to favorite vegetarian recipes in the meantime.

Since I was in the mode of making graphics, I made another. I kind of like the shape of this one.

Black bean sauce is a good basic to have in your repetoire, like a good skirt. hee. Here's one I compiled from 4 recipes I found. Great on veggies, grilled tofu, rice. Great on fish too. Ingredient list in bold. Ok I found one good idea. Back to searching.

Cook up one can of black beans with garlic, soy sauce, grated ginger (to make it juicy), sriracha or other favorite hot sauce, coriander powder, fresh lime juice in a pot until the mixture thickens. Let cool a bit and blend in food processor with 3 fresh scallions, cilantro and a dash of sesame oil.

How to use: marinate your ingredients in the fridge and then bake in the oven, grill, or wok. Or wok your ingredients and then add while cooking, and then spoon extra sauce on to serve.

Here is a link on epicurious to 10 orzo recipes. I forgot, I have fresh feta from Astoria in the fridge right now! I like the looks of the cucumber feta dressing. I must look through and combine my favorite elements.

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