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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'
Awards

Daily Buss Feature

Luckymag.com Feature

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

more press...

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.

 

 

 


7.06.2006

controlled nature


Bryant Park is one of my favorite spots. The amount of cafe tables and chairs they provide for sitting, people watching, noshing, etc., is amazing! And there is plenty to eat within the park grounds if you didn't bring your own snack (but don't worry, Crumbs is just across the street too...) There are a couple of stands for iced coffee and sandwiches ('wichcraft), a lovely outdoor cafe to have wine and giant breadsticks (BP Grill & Cafe) and even an upscale restaurant. And an outdoor free film series on Monday nights. While you are waiting for the film to start, check out the outdoor reading room!! This is my kind of getting away from it all, and as far 'back to nature' as I generally like to go.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Funky Finds said...

Oh how I miss New York. I visited for the first time in December & fell in love. It's so completely different from where I live (Texas!) Bryant Park was one of my fav spots, as well. I wish I could visit now when everything's green!

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Elaine,

Your friend Kathy Malone pointed me towards your blog! My name is Julie Fredrickson and I keep the blog Almost Girl.

I am also the co-founder of Coutorture, the 126 strong blog network of fashion, beauty, perfume, and streetwear blogs. I would love to get you in on the group!

Julie

4:39 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

I used to work right across from Bryant Park and never truely appreciated it until I moved up to Boston where I have no cute public parks by my office. Oh well...

6:18 PM  

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