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.
the gift on grand
Many great Brooklyn designers will come together for one glorious day this Saturday for The Gift on Grand. With so much upscale indie talent under one roof, how can you miss it? And the space is quite nice too: the historic Northside Bank Building. Tell all your friends. I've written about some of the designers in my Gift Guide. And one of the designers is me! Please forward the link to this post to all your fashion friends. Spread the word! Many thanks. We all really appreciate it.
LIST OF DESIGNERSAnn Wood
paper mache and handmade fabric birds
jewelry and hair adornment
patterned products for home, dog, and baby
east-meets-west mimimalist clothing, tees & belts
one of a kind clothing and accessories
Jane D'Arensbourg Glass Jewelry
cards & stationery. correspondence for the vagabond heart
plates, pillows, and neckties
ceramic jewelry and more
t-shirts for men and women
dresses, screenprinted tops, clothing
t-shirts for men and women
comics zine by John Mejias and friends
artist collective featuring comics, zines, drawings
Plunket & Pivet
hand knit and crochet hats, scarves, jewelry, and accessories
Scent by Alexis
bath salts, one of a kind clothing creations