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.
tricked-out ironing board plus more bagel musings
A detail shot of my tricked-out ironing board. More to come on that story... So how many times to I blog/think about bagels? A lot! You have to understand, I lived in a largely bagelless land for 14 years, after having been born and raised on the real stuff my whole life until that 14 year hiatus from good bagels. Now I cannot get over just how delicious bagels are here. Reunited! I am in bagel heaven. And
to live down the street from the best smoked fish supplier in the world; well, I just can't express my excitement enough and often enough.
In my high school days, kids would hang out in front of the Bagel Box. In my pre-school through high school days, I would have a half a bagel with butter or cream cheese for breakfast nearly everyday which my Mom would run out and get fresh many times per week. On the weekends, lox and bagel. And then came Boston. Bread rolls with a hole in the middle. And 95 cents each! They have a nerve charging such a price for a bagel-shaped piece of bread that hasn't even been boiled first, then baked. Everytime I ordered one, I think I would always have to say "95 cents? When I was a kid, a bagel was a quarter!" just to communicate my outrage... Oh well, I have no outrage anymore. I am happy to eat all of the great hand-rolled bagels of this city. Tal Bagel. Ess-a-Bagel. Those are my two faves. And Kossar's Bialy. Have you gone there yet? You have never seen a more beautiful site. Giant wood bins from perhaps the early 1900s filled with bialys! Garlic ones. Onions ones. Poppy seed ones. Oh it is so great! Go visit! Bring money.