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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.






The other day I had a hankering for the Copley & Prudential Malls. In Boston, I cut through the Mall from the Y to home every other day practically, shopping and scanning every store along the way. Being from New Jersey, I am most at home in shopping malls. I got my ears pierced at the Mall. I worked at Benetton when I was in high school at the Mall and learned their meticulous art of t-shirt folding (which I must say, has come in handy in my current career. You should see my displays at shows.)

Now in New York, which is pretty much Mall-less*, I went to Union Square and walked over to 5th Avenue. Starting on 15th Street and going uptown, the stores are exactly the same as in Copley, and follow almost the same order! Isn't that strange? Maybe some shopping expert figured out that this collection of stores creates the ideal shopping flow. I don't know. But anyway, I pooped out after only 2 stores. I have lost my shopping endurance. So I went back 2 days later and did some more. I got my fix.

*There is the Mall at Columbus Circle, but I only like sitting on the 3rd floor there and getting the great view of Central Park South. The stores aren't as much fun for me to browse.



Blogger decor8 said...

I'm always in this mall, I love it. The gym I belonged to for 7 years faces it, Healthworks. I use to use the stairclimber and watch the shoppers exiting and entering. I also worked over the Copley mall for 3 years in the business offices up stairs, high above the fountains the middle. Remember where the movie theatre in Copley was? It's now been replaced by Barneys. You should try to make it up here sometime.


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