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.
I had to add a post about my own designs
for Cyber Monday. One of my gift picks would be the SATIN KARATE BELT
. Another would be the BAMBOO T
in short or long sleeve
. This style, with the three bamboo fronds off to the side is so flattering on so many figures. I think it is also a nice idea to combine the belt with any one of our T-SHIRTS
and give variations on this theme to all your best fashion friends. To make this idea more affordable, we are offering this: when you buy one of our T-SHIRTS
online, your SATIN KARATE BELT
will be $30 [regularly $40]. Special Offer:
SATIN KARATE BELT + T-SHIRT
If you would like to get this combo (any t-shirt, any karate belt) for all your friends and cousins and sisters, please send us an e-mail
, and we will work out a nice price for you. Or mention "BLOG" in the notes/gift section of our automated shopping cart, and we will contact you before charging your credit card. Even if you buy just one Gift Combo, you will still get the SATIN KARATE BELT
in the color of your choice for $30 [regularly $40].Add one to your wishlist:
elaineperlov.com GIFT CARDS
For your own wishlist, ask for one of our Gift Cards
, to be used when you see something you like, at your leisure. Online! Happy Cyber Monday!