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.
astoria always delivers
my branzino, as lit by the blue light of Demetris Seafood RestaurantSpeaking of fish
, lately I am most enthused to find branzino
on a menu, and order this meaty, tasty white fish from the Mediterranean (sometimes referred to as Meditteranean sea bass or Venetian striped sea bass) whenever I get the chance.
I supped on the branzino pictured above (I opted for whole fish, grilled) at one of the best fish restaurants I have possible ever been to in my life. It was certainly one of the more pleasing dining experiences I have ever had, due to the company, the atmosphere and the appetizers. The restaurant is Demetris
, located at 32-11 Broadway in Astoria, Queens, just down the street from the Broadway stop on the NW.
For the record, we love Anna's Corner at the Ditmars stop for their fantastic mezze, and we have tried Taverna Kyclades
on Ditmars for fish; but Demetis tops Taverna Kyclades for variety of fish, atmosphere and service. If you love fish, you will not be disappointed.
A trip to Astoria never disappoints. We go regularly to visit the Greek grocery stores and bakeries and purchase feta, fresh mizithra, olives, grape leaves, breads and more, have a coffee frappe at an outdoor cafe, dine, and even join religious processions when we are lucky. And that is just the Greek section of Astoria. Don't get me started on the tamales for $1.25. I love Astoria!
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