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.
look, a blook on the horizon!
I am kind of overjoyed about your many responses to my new column ideas for the blog
. Many of you have written me personal emails or commented on the new pieces in the past few days about how you are enthused to learn more about Modular Dressing, in particular. I think there is a book in me. After reading the Apartment Therapy book
, I definitely think there is a book in me! (I finished it today, by the way, and revitalized our home in 6 days by doing some deep cleaning and refreshing existing arrangements, and only $4. gee, but more on that in another entry...) And a 6 or 8 week class that I could teach at the 92nd Street Y, which I am going to outline today.
With the more formal column ideas in place, I can work on my ideas in sketch form in this blog, and with your kind enthusiastic responses, write a book about my ecomonical approach to fashion!
Modular Dressing. Hey, I would definitely include a chapter about applying this modular dressing technique to your home and life. Modular Living! One of my new goals is to be on the list of the latest books published by alumni and faculty (Amherst Authors
: there is a long impressive list every quarter) in my Alumni Magazine. Now that
would make me feel accomplished.In the meantime, read this Modular Dressing article I wrote in August 2003 for The Fitting Room, the online e-newsletter for elaineperlov.com