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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
elaineperlov.com

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'
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Daily Buss Feature

Luckymag.com Feature

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

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inspiration
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.

 

 

 


6.27.2007

have i got a view for you

It's not just nature...
Look beyond the fronds.

It's the United Nations!
I think my photo is postcard-worthy.


Gantry State Park in Hunters Point, Queens



Who would believe that just beyond these beautiful green fronds, there would be this spectacular view! Where else can you see the lower buildings of the UN and not just the Secretariat? This is our new contemplative spot.

Hunters Point in Queens is being aggressively developed with luxury condos, as is seemingly every other square inch of New York, but at least there is a beautiful park and viewing spot right on the East River for everyone to use. Take the 7 Train to Hunters Point and walk towards the spectacular skyline.

And now, more photos of dramatic Hunters Point and Gantry State Park.


The Citibank Building and amazing apartment buildings in the 60s.
Want to enjoy this view a little longer?
Turn around and recline in these fantastic chairs:


They did a really great job with the park furniture at Gantry State Park.
There are so many seating options,
including built-in tables and chairs to share an urban picnic.
Can you believe a spot this peaceful is in NYC?


Now this is dramatic.
When you look at these great old gantry cranes that once transfered boxcar freight from
rail barges to trains, you realize, hey, I'm standing right at the beginning of Long Island!
The gantry cranes luckily have been preserved, and serve as a gateway to this new park.
If you like Louie Nevelson sculpture, you are going to love studying these giant pulleys
and girders up close. Just beyond, the current luxury condo building boom
(R to L, Citilights built 1998, Avalon luxury rentals, 2007 and two more to come).


The Pepsi Sign (!!) from the Queens perspective.
Yes, it is even more dramatic in person.
Want to visit? Take the 7.
Imagine the fireworks from Hunters Point!

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4 Comments:

Blogger sulu-design said...

Yay! A view from Queens. Any reference to my home borough gets me way too excited. Nice shots.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

Yay Queens. Click on the Queens label. I have a few more posts about neighborhoods I like.

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Deb said...

I think your UN shot is Postcard worthy! WE LOVE QUEENS! next it's time for the 7train food tour--I've always wanted to lead one...

5:51 PM  
Blogger gilda said...

ooh!! very very nice photos!! totally postcardy!

4:45 PM  

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