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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

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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.





if you haven't heard the news, LVMH won the suit

Mass-market retailer, Wal-Mart settled with luxury goods house, LVMH yesterday, agreeing to pay a confidential sum to end a dispute over the sale of counterfeit Fendi handbags in its Sam's Club stores. Below is the backstory.

LVMH sues Wal-Mart over sales of counterfeit Fendi products; Coach sues Target

[source: ETHISPHERE]

November 28, 2006

Fendi, a purse and handbag brand of French luxury goods company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has sued Wal-Mart in federal court, alleging that counterfeit versions of its Fendi brand bags and wallets are being sold in Sam’s Club stores. According to the complaint, Wal-Mart has never purchased Fendi products from Fendi or any entity or person affiliated or approved by Fendi.

According to the suit, counterfeit Fendi handbags sell for as much as 68 percent less than the actual Fendi products, according to the lawsuit. (For example, a fake Fendi handbag priced at $295 vs. $925 for the original). Wal-Mart countered that the company’s “policy is not to sell counterfeit goods” and claimed that it will be able to demonstrate that the Fendi items in the store are not counterfeit.

On a parallel front, a customer from western Kentucky filed a federal lawsuit claiming the Prada handbag he bought at a Paducah, KY, store was a fake. Prada officials have confirmed that Wal-Mart is not a customer. Several weeks after this suit against Wal-Mart, Coach Inc. became similarly emboldened and decided to sue Target Corporation for what it claimed was a million dollars or more of sales of counterfeit handbags improperly labeled as authentic Coach products. Coach decided to quietly drop its suit however later when it appeared that perhaps Target did indeed get the bags in an authorized secondary market “close-out.”

Commentary: Prada and Fendi–Now available in New York, Milan, Miami, L.A. and Paducah! This isn’t the first time that Wal-Mart has been sued over counterfeit goods. In recent years it has paid $6.4 million to Tommy Hilfiger and $1 million to Nike over similar charges. We doubt that Wal-Mart found a legitimate leak in the Fendi supply chain. Rather, more likely is the term that Judge John E. Sprizzo used to describe Wal-Mart’s actions during the 1999 Hilfiger trial: “That’s chutzpah if I ever saw it.” Allegedly Wal-Mart is currently headhunting for a Chief Ethics Officer to join their organization. However, according to a number of people who have interviewed for the position, the offered salary is embarrassingly low. They have little hope of attracting a strong qualified candidate at that pay scale. Collectively, this behavior calls into question its high profile pronouncements about trying to become a more ethical company.

[article and commentary: ETHISPHERE]

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