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.
Whenever I watch Roadtrip Nation
, a 30 minute weekly television show on PBS, I get a little choked up. In a recent Sunday episode, the interview that got me was with Richard Meier
. He talked about when he was a kid, he was always making something. I liked the way he spoke about what he does. (I also happen to like his buildings very much. Particularly, the Getty Center Museum
. Yes I know, there are major criticisms
of the blindingly white building that leads you inside a dark gallery and on to a bright outdoor balcony, but I think it adds to the experience of being there. It is very L.A. What can I say. The views are quite breath-taking. And I happened to like the espresso bar.)
Anyway, I digress. Each episode of Roadtrip Nation features interviews with notable figures in various professions. The three college students who do the interviews are in search of themselves and their own passions, and thus ask such questions as, "How and when did you know you wanted to do ____ with your life," etc. If you are searching for that nugget or moment that will make your life have meaning, I recommend watching this show. Even if you don't happen to be on a self-discovery journey of your own (but who isn't?), it will still have resonance. It does with me.
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Labels: architecture, musings