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.
abc carpet & home
Just one of ABC's signature style mixes [image: abchome.com]
Another space that will surely inspire, on a grand scale, is ABC Carpet & Home
(click with music
). I love how they have let the stately old building and the walls breathe. As you already know, I am attracted to the layered 'ghosts of things past'
I wanted to find out a little more about the building itself, so I did a little reading. ABC Carpet & Home has occupied the landmark building at 888 Broadway in the Flatiron District since 1961, in what was known in the early 19th century as the "Ladies' Mile" shopping district for its specialty and department stores. Previously it was occupied by the century-old W & J Sloane
department store, also a furniture and carpet retailer. The building is described as a "commercial palace style" of brick and terra-cotta, built in 1898, and designed by prominent architect William Wheeler Smith. (Smith built other "grand emporiums" such as the Ludwig Brothers Dry Goods Store
in 1878). Here is a good article about the history
of ABC Carpet and Home.
Labels: abc carpet, architecture, art in the everyday, home accessories, interior design