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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.





what i have been doing instead of blogging lately

Well I am glad you asked. I have been doing a lot of analog projects out there in the world lately. I have to say, it has been rather novel. Like today, I bought a new eyelash curler. The rubber pad in my old one went all funny. I bought one from Revlon, tried it, and returned it an hour later. Really cheaply made. Did nothing. No curling. So I bought a Cover Girl. That one works. My old one was a Maybelline. I think that one is my favorite. Maybe I'll try to find the replacement pads for it (and keep the Cover Girl too, because I can't go returning another one in the same day, because it actually does work, and that would be wrong). I know that the Shu Uemura is supposed to be the best, but I think it costs $25. And my Cover Girl was $4.50. So naturally the Cover Girl won out.

Another really important project I worked on today was finding a new haircutter. I have been trimming my own hair since my last cut. Finally I just walked into a salon across from the Y and got a cut before my swim, taking myself by surprise. I have become afraid of getting my haircut. I have yet to get one I like very much since I moved. This one turned out reasonably well. She did exactly what I asked without having any idea what I really meant. We'll see how it grows out. I still really miss my old haircutter in Boston. He was a fellow curly-haired person, and he understood my hair, and he is a super duper expert with the scissors. Maybe he could cut my hair during a trip he could take to NYC for fun at my urging, but also cut my hair in his spare time on the fun trip....

So I can see that you are beginning to understand how my attention could be totally consumed with these projects instead of blogging. And these projects are not all I have done. I have set the timer for 30 minutes per room and cleaned every room in our apartment. I have programmed the VCR to tape shows in my absense. I have hunted for and found my nail file so I could tend to my nails while travelling on the subway. I have refilled my travel size shampoo and conditioner bottles for my gym bag. I have also cut a fancy new soap I bought in half so it would fit in my gym bag soap dish, and also last twice as long. I have successfully unpacked from Sunday's Market within the 30 minute alotted time. Actually it only took me 10! What else? I have made iced tea, coffee iced cubes, regular iced cubes and also refilled the filtered water tank-thingie in the fridge.

Well now I see that Blogger is not connecting. I will wrap this up here and try to publish it. And then it is back to the analog world for me!



Anonymous Your Husband said...

Funny post. I love you!

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...


9:01 PM  
Anonymous Laura T said...

Oh you must reveal where you got your haircut in boston. As a current resident of boston with curly hair I still haven't really found anyone I super like.

ps. really like the blog. You make everything seem so content.

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

I will! His name is Michael Rossi!! He worked at Mario Russio at Louis Boston for a long while and then cut at the salon at the Ritz in the LA/NY Sports Club before moving on to a salon on Newbury Street whose name now escapes me. I will do a little research and get back to you. Glad you like the blog!

10:42 AM  
Anonymous GL said...

Have you managed to track Michael down? He used to cut my hair too, and I'm desperate to find him again. He left CJH on Newbury St last year, and now no one seems to know where he is.

4:54 PM  

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