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.
assorted tidbits about karl, the kaiser
Lookie here. You can get an internship with Karl Lagerfeld
! Now that would be fun. Karl Lagerfeld is one of my favorite designers. I am always so excited to read any of his interviews. The interviews he gives are the best. That is that. He brushed past me in Paris during the shows, fan, ponytail and dark glasses speeding along. It was thrilling!
Pictured above is his recent runway show in Paris for Chanel (Spring 2007), with the runway design imitating the retail store (and of course poking fun at those that clamor for Chanel, pressing their little noses up to the vitrine). It wouldn't be a Karl Lagerfeld production if he didn't overtly poke fun at his staunch supporters and customers. It's a good thing they miss the references.
Yesterday, I found myself talking with the best friend of one of the recently laid-off designers for Karl Lagerfeld in New York. As a matter of fact, the whole design team was laid off, according to my source. I am wondering if he pulled the plug on his all-black-and-white-line he debuted at New York Fashion Week last year. I must know! I will do some research and be back later with my findings.
My suspicions confirmed:One click
and I have my answer. His ill-fated diffusion line. "No matter," according to the best friend. The diffusion line designer "was making such a ridiculous amount of money" that she is spending a month or two in Italy. How nice.
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