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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.





beyond shopping

Want to do some holiday merry-making this weekend and avoid the crowds at Macy's? By the way, I attempted to browse some things at Macy's this past weekend, and the mob filled the entire block! I turned right around. Macy's is best saved for the weekdays.

Take a little respite from the shopping crowds and try the museum crowds instead. For a lovely afternoon, take in the new Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side. Afterwards, browse the cheese selection at Zabar's on Broadway and 80th Street. Don't forget to get some smoked fish too.

And then, walk a few blocks down for a wonderful Greek meal at Niko's Mediterranean Grill, guaranteed to stuff you to the gills. They have a special plank-grilled whole fish that you will love. And of course all the great Greek mezze. They have 2 full pages of mezze! The best tables are in the window under the grape arbor. You will thank me later.

American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street, 212.769.5100, Planetarium shows every half-hour, 10:30-4:30, Museum closes at 5:45pm
Zabar's, Broadway at 80th Street, 212.496.1234, closes at 6pm on Sunday; 8pm on Saturday
Niko's Mediterranean Grill & Bistro, Broadway at 76th Street, 212.873.7000

the Zabar's crowds

Zabar's cheese section, wow and yum!


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Anonymous kathy malone said...

OMGD! This is THE worlds best-best Greek resturant!!!
I strongly urge everyone to go (but not all at once).

1:43 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

You were toooootally in my neighborhood -- yet didn't call?!?! Oy! Oh, oy! :-O

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

Well, it was the day before Thanksgiving Eve, and we were starving... Spur of the moment type of thing. This outing is planned for future.

3:34 PM  

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