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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.





thanks to 'elit alice'

Don't you love this whimsical chair? I found this on ElitAlice, a design blog from what looks like Sweden, language-wise, but stats-wise, might be Hungary. Could anyone help me out on identifying the language? She commented on my musings on the designer portrait post, so I clicked over. Delightful. Check out her blog. It is translated into English. Suitcase chair: John Knott of Bent Fabrication.

Apparently the suitcase chair has been circulated quite a bit around the blog circle, so let me also add one of my own furniture favorites from Bent Fabrication, made of zebra wood, teak, aluminum, polished gel coat over fiberglass and medical supply cases. Now that is an interesting combination of materials! And quite a dramatic piece at 10 feet 4 inches long!

John Knott received his BA in Architecture from the University of Houston in 1991. That makes us the same age. He founded Bent Fabrication in 2002.

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Anonymous Elit Alice said...

i can help. :)
its hungarian, but you're not far from the truth thinking of sweden, hungarian is actually from the same roots as finish. quite close. :)

thanks for your entry, im really awed!!!

theres an english version too, just click on the word english.... hope you found it?

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

Thanks for writing! Wow, I did not know that about the relationship between Hungarian and Finnish! That is neat. What does the title of your blog translate to? I think of it as 'According to Alice' or 'Alice Wrote,' not having any idea really. Am curious to know.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Elit Alice said...

its simply ELITE. :)

i started the blog because i was fed up with the low standards hungarian female online magazins had. ;)
(i only started to translate it to english too lately..)

6:45 AM  

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