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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.





anya hindmarch, continued

Well it seems that mine was not the only blog-tongue wagging yesterday about Anya Hindmarch's I'm NOT A Plastic bag. Musings pro and con about Hindmarch's eco-friendly limited edition designer cloth supermarket tote has been the topic du jour. I had to do a follow-up piece because I thought you might want to investigate further. Click on this link to read the range of opinions.

For all those who like the bag and still desperately want to get their hands on one (you already know my opinion on this), good news. If you start lining up today at your local Whole Foods Market, you still may be able to grab the USA version with navy lettering for $15. when it goes on sale at selected East Coast locations on July 18.

And now, the flip side of eco-chic. Has anyone seen the back of the I'm NOT A Plastic bag bag? Take a look at this post accusing Hindmarch of not-so-green practices with respect to production. Then take a look at the official response from we are what we do (C). My favorite part of their official response is this:

"The bags were made in Chinaā€¯
Claims about "slave labour" were incorrect but the issue is serious and, I think, difficult. [...] The bag would have been significantly more expensive if it had been made elsewhere undermining its accessibility and I guess I buy products manufactured in China everyday. What weight should we give to these considerations?

[excerpt from we are what we do]


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