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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.





back to blogging, mostly

July was a scorcher of a month, and sadly, my computer couldn't really take the heat. It had a little melt-down, poor thing, so I was forced to blog via satellite. At the Brooklyn Public Library (30 minute limit, Dell flat screen, very nice computer but noisy with all those kids on summer vacation), at my downstair's neighbors (another Dell, 15" monitor, nice action on the keyboard, very air-conditioned, cushy chair, all the cold drinks I could ask for) and at night on my husband's laptop (extra-wide screen, mouseless but I got used to that, but late hours and end-of-the-day blogging made for an uninspired me...)

So now, I am at my good old computer, a lot of which works, and a lot of which doesn't. For example, it cannot locate the printer. The copy and paste does not work. I cannot access my Outlook account, so I am still working from Webmail. Good, but I cannot email my mailing list anything! So sosososo sad. I have so much to say. Maybe you will read my now updated blog to find out the good news. Maybe you will email me, so I can copy your address into my Webmail interface. Please email me. That would be nice.

With that business cleared up, I will now restart the official blogging. I haven't checked Photoshop yet. I doubt that will be working though. You will just have to content yourself with a bunch of words for now.



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