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are you a fonts enthusiast? a typophile?
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find the beauty on your daily walk! take time to notice the details of your landscape.
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there is nothing like seeing a great handbag in action.
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plastics are our future. how can you resist plastic? it is so shiny and pleasing. I have a penchant for plastics.
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chronicling my quest for the one true
Greek Cup
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have you ever noticed the similarity between nyc fire call boxes and benevolent Kannon, goddess of mercy?
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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!
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who says there are no more 'new ideas' in art and design? the newness is in the juxtaposition.
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this is how I really get things done. with my little green co-worker/task-master.
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my clothing & accessories design
east-meets-west minimalism

my site

the look
dressy utilitarian

my concept
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

Luckymag.com Feature

in the blog press
midtown lunch
the girl who ate everything
queens eats
(into) the fray
funky finds
style document
gowanus lounge
far too cute
ethereal bliss
couture in the city
independent luxe
decor 8
funky finds
urban socialite
lady licorice
high fashion girl

more press...

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

particular loves
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 interest
Domino, Elle Decor (British), ARTnews, Art in America, Wallpaper

favorite heel style
the wedge, but a sleek modern interpretation

second favorite
the stiletto

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.





healthy quickie veggie dinner

I always think of Monday night's dinner as the most important healthy meal of the week. It is a great time to recharge after a hectic first day back to work, and detox from the weekend's indulgences. Here is a healthy quickie veggie dinner that you might like. I am making it for tonight's meal, so I thought I would share it with you, photographing as I go.

Polenta with carmelized onions, baby bellas, broccoli and sun dried tomatoes

(serves 2)
1 tube of polenta

1 package of 'baby bella' mushrooms
1 yellow onion
3+ cloves of garlic
balsamic vinegar

extra virgin olive oil
sun dried tomatoes (about 6)
broccoli or zucchini or spinach

Carmelize the onion in a pot with the lid on. After 5 minutes, add 3 cloves of garlic, sliced, and sun dried tomatoes, sliced. After another five minutes add the thickly sliced baby bellas. Add fresh ground black pepper and stir. Replace the lid and lower the heat until mushrooms are tender. Set aside.

Cut the whole tube of polenta into slices. Polenta is surprising low in calories, so you may as well use it all. Then cube the slices as shown. Cut the broccoli into pieces as shown. Using the same pot, add the polenta and 1 cup of water. Add the broccoli on top. Drizzle some balsamic. Cook over medium heat with lid on.

Stir the mixture when you hear it start to bubble. When the broccoli is cooked and the polenta starts to break up, turn off heat.

Add the mushroom mixture back in and stir. Serve the polenta with black pepper and grated peppery pecorino.

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