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.
new columns coming to the blog
As I was swimming along this morning, letting my mind wander to my day ahead, I came up with a few blog ideas, going forward for Fall. With the heat wave and the computer temporarily in the shop last week, my blog became more 'online diary' than I would care for. But what can you do? Sometimes you just have to rant
in an unformatted format.
While kickboarding, I thought I should add some regular columns that could occur throughout the week and give the blog a bit more structure. I would not eliminate the online diary-type entries, because I still like to tell you stuff that has nothing to do with anything.
So here are some regular column ideas, in no particular order.Modular Dressing
A new how-to idea each time for getting the most out of your wardrobe by maximizing your minimalism!
Don't just stand there. Accessorize! For a more in-depth read about my concept, click here
In New York, there really are no hidden gems, but I like to call them that anyway. My "finds" will include things and places in New York City I think are noteworthy.Art in the Everyday
Find the beauty on your daily walk! Look down, there could be a Greek Cup
on the sidewalk. Stop on the street corner. Notice the beautiful fire call box
that resembles the Goddess of Mercy. And more.
Musings from the Pool
I have many epiphanies while swimming, and I happen to do all of my designing there. If I need to figure out the construction of a new piece -- which seam sews to what and in what order-- I go swimming. While doing laps, I also come up with good recipes, what to cook for dinner, etc. So Musings
will include designing, blogging and food. This blog entry, for example, came to me in the pool. How do you like my funny graphic?On Bagels
Let's face it, I love bagels
and I have to talk about them. To me, the aroma of hot bagels is just as good as hot chocolate chip cookies. I may like bagels more. Oh and bialys too.Something About Shopping
That's a good catchall title, right? There is
something about shopping, afterall. Can't seem to stop. Addicted to finding something new and inspiring.
Ok, that's my list so far. I may add more. We'll see.
9.05.06 I thought of a new column today!Great Artists Live in Brooklyn
Every design magazine, fashion magazine and art magazine I read lately features some important directional artist making big contributions to their genre. And where do they live? Brooklyn! Hey wait. That's where I live too. gee
Labels: art in the everyday, blogging, musings from the pool