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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.
restaurants on 22nd street
Celebrity chefs and posh eateries abound on 22nd Street between Park Avenue South and Broadway in the Flatiron District. There is a nice range of cuisines to choose from, including Indian, Italian, Spanish tapas and progressive American. I recognized this block from having investigated celebrity chef Rocco's
eponymous restaurant back in the day. (I just looked at it and gawked a little. I admit it.)
One in particular I was excited to try this week was Kitchen 22, when I thought it was the new New York outpost of Chicago chef, Charlie Trotter
. It turned out to be Charlie Palmer's
. Oops, sorry Charlie. We stopped in to sample the atmosphere and get a feel for the place at happy hour. It was a very nice intimate space. They have delicious truffle popcorn which you can order with your $3. draft. Kitchen 22
offers a very nice three-course prix fixe
for $29. I would order the Tortilla Soup, the Crispy Skinned Salmon and the Triple Chocolate Mousse. And on Wednesdays, you can get a bottle of wine for only $10 with your dinner. That is a nice idea to keep in mind.