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.
You will get to staring at this corner cube with fascinating paint job as you flop down on the spouse couch at the CompUSA store on 5th Avenue near Bryant Park, since all of the things your husband is interested in looking at are on the second floor and you just can't climb another flight of stairs because you have been circumnavigating New York City on foot again like a couple of explorers. Da Gama
you call each other lovingly. It is your private joke. Afterall, you are discovering uncharted territory. Hidden gems on 1st Avenue and the like. You will flop down on this comfortable couch in front of a flat screen TV which plays a Sony ad over and over in the far back corner of the first floor of the CompUSA store, next to another dazed wife who has walked herself into exhaustion, laden with shopping bags, and stares blankly ahead of her until her husband gives her the high sign. She will try to look like she is not looking at what you are photographing but wonder why the heck
you are so interested in the corner to the point of pointing your camera at it, but then she will see the odd beauty and start thinking that perhaps she too should be photographing the green cube with the curiously meticulous paint job in the far back corner of the CompUSA store.
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