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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 am a doer
Plain and simple, I am a doer. I simply can't sit around not doing. I feel that I can achieve anything by doing. If a problem needs to be solved, I can do it. So when I was sitting on the subway yesterday after my CardioKickboxing class and swim, I realized I am approaching my whole weight loss New Year's resolution thing all wrong in my head. To achieve my goal, all I have to do is: not do
. It is that simple. Don't eat that. Don't eat this. Don't eat now. Don't eat after dinner. For the first time, I can uncram my schedule. Eating less often will free up my time. I like this new thought. I think I can achieve this.
PHOTO: Me! Look at my little fist of determination. Even at age 2 you can see that I was a doer. I put on that rain bonnet whenever I played. It was my going-to-play uniform of sorts. Look at all the stuff going on. I'm working on my letters inside my desk, I've stored a bunch of toys in the crib, ready to be played with next, but I take a little time out to pose for the shot next to my blanket. I wonder if I arranged it there for the picture. I have a feeling I did. I am still an orchestrater/arranger of stuff.