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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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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.

 

 

 


6.13.2007

speaking of gursky, how about edward burtynsky?


Canadian photographer, Edward Burtynsky, who "specializes in large-scale images of vast industrial landscapes" is the subject of Manufactured Landscapes. The film by Jennifer Baichwal, will play at Film Forum for 2 weeks, beginning June 20. Does this photographer remind you of anyone?

When I saw the preview this weekend (we were at Film Forum to see Let's Get Lost), I was whisper-yelling, "oh wow! a film about andreas gursky!! we have to see that!!" Until I realized it was not about Gursky. Now I doubly have to see it. There is a great similarity in their work. In fact, Manufacturing #17 by Edward Burtynsky pictured just below of the Deda Chicken Processing Plant, Dehui City, Jilin Province, 2005,


is so similar in feeling to Andreas Gursky's repeating industrial landscape depicted in Siemens, Karlsruhe, 1991,


and similar in composition and picture plane density to Gursky's famed 99 Cent, 1999.



Suffice it to say, I am very interested in seeing Manufactured Landscapes, and was very sorry to find out that the Q&A screening with the director and photographer on June 20 is already sold out at Film Forum. I did read though that the film will have it's New York premiere at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival at the Walter Reade Theater on June 16. That screening will feature a discussing with Jennifer Baichwal to follow. I am going to try for those tickets.

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