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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.





fashion is a dog-eat-dog business

Karl and Tommy, at play

It seems that Dog #1, we'll call him Karl Lagerfeld, was swallowed up by Dog #2, we'll call him Tommy Hilfiger, who in turn was swallowed up recently by junk-yard dog (the most aggressive of this creature) Dog #3, whom we'll call 'a private equity fund,' and pulled the plug on Dog #1. In my opinion, Dog #1 is really the Top Dog and Dog #3 wouldn't know a Top Dog if he bit him in his bottom line. All I can say is good luck to you Justin Timberlake. I hope the Toys 'R Us font will work for you little puppy.

Once a designer commits the ultimate act of self-parody by scaling down his vision for the masses, as Karl Lagerfeld did earlier this year in an ill-fated diffusion line, it becomes harder to see the value in what he differentiates as high concept. So he creates a new identity, as Mr. Lagerfeld did on Wednesday morning with a signature collection that was a smash, with one big, covetable idea after another. [...]

There was reason to suspect that Mr. Lagerfeld would retreat from such strong and graphic statements for his signature line, which was sold to the American designer Tommy Hilfiger, and shown in New York in February, with the new lower priced line. The private equity fund that swallowed the Hilfiger company closed most of Lagerfeld's operations and his store here on the Left Bank. But Mr. Lagerfeld is producing this collection in his own atelier, so he was free to show what he wanted. (source: The New York Times, October 5, 2006)

Karl and Tommy in New York
(Given what we know now, the
photo becomes quite poignant,
don't you think?)



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