click here to maximize your minimalism!
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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.
in the home stretch
The winds were with me yesterday, and I can finally see the end of this mountain of work. I was able to bring 4 big orders to be shipped yesterday, and so today I only have 3 to go, and then I can go to my cousin's wedding this weekend with a clear conscience. In a way, I am kind of glad it was a heat wave this week, because I couldn't do anything but stay inside and work. No swims or walks or much exercise to speak of to distract me from my giant to-do list (Amazing what a little press will do! Thank you Style Bakery
, Buss Buss and assorted bloggers!)
But the lack of exercise is not going to do much good for me in my dress
on Sunday. Yikes. I am a little worried. I am going with the concept that no one will notice me; it's the Bride's day afterall. Right? Maybe I can lift my dumbells today or something. Or brave a walk. I don't know, the cool-off they promised seems still to be way too hot. I'll try it later.
So it is an egg timer
morning for me. Hoping to get 3 done by noon. A pipe dream. But I have to set these unreasonable goals to light the fire under me. I'll be back later with more thoughts. I'm sure. It is nice to be back blogging again.
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