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.
something about shopping: ylli
In the converted warehouse mini-district on Driggs in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, there shines a bright new beacon of shopping: Ylli
lee). The extra-large windows in this corner brick building display a dramatic panorama of luxury goods. Racks upon racks of beautiful, directional, on-trend clothing with some shoes and accessories sprinkled in, that will quite frankly knock your fashion socks off. Just a few of their designers
include Sass & Bide
, Crispin & Basilio
, and Castle Starr
. When you go, be sure to wear your favorite tights, shoes, etc. and settle in to a dressing room for a serious try-on fest.
Maybe you have missed Ylli, open for six months now, because it has been too darn cold to shop of late. But now that it is warm, you must make a special trip. Perhaps on a Saturday in March between 2 and 4pm when Ylli offers cupcakes, cookies and iced tea to shoppers, to celebrate their new addition: a childrenswear department called Yellow Monkey
482 Driggs Avenue (at N 10th Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Labels: brooklyn, fashion, luxe, something about shopping, williamsburg, ylli