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.
hot off the presses: our karate belt in real simple magazine
Real Simple, December 2006
It's Your Party...or your neighbor's open house.
Or end-of-year cocktails at the office.
But there will be absolutely
no crying over what to wear.
Real Simple asked readers to describe
the gatherings they'll be attending this
season and found versatile, festive clothing
for everyone [Real Simple, pp. 276-289]
Tie a Black Satin Karate Belt
on a dressy empire waist pleated top
such as the blue one on the right
Or add our Black Satin Karate Belt
to a simple empire waist black dress,
as shown on the right
Check out the Holiday Issue of Real Simple
Magazine [December 2006]. I just got mine in the mail yesterday. Our SATIN KARATE BELT
is featured twice in the fashion spread entitled "It's Your Party." What could be better? The editors at Real Simple
understand that a little Karate Belt can go a long way!
Don't forget to use my special offer for the SATIN KARATE BELT + T-SHIRT
gift combo! 'Tis the season to use this special offer
afterall. Enjoy, and thanks for all your e-mails and kind support!