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.
new spot in williamsburg: ella cafe
I was waiting for the B61 bus on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg one day last week when I happened to turn around. Hey that's new! Ella Cafe
, located just to the left of the Bedford stop on the L train, not only serves organic coffees, teas and made-to-order smoothies, but also offers a full organic menu, starting with a whole host of nice breakfast items, including egg sandwiches, cheese omelets, steel cut oatmeal, pancakes and brioche French toast ($4.50-8.50), all the way up to lunch and dinner entrees of grilled salmon ($11.95), grilled tilapia ($10.50), duck confit salad ($11.95) and even a grass-fed rib eye ($16.95). They have great hours too, open until 11:30pm Tuesday-Sunday, and 10pm Monday. They open at 8am during the week and 9am on weekends.
On my first trip around lunchtime (2:30ish), I plan to try one of their organic soups, probably the chilled gazpacho ($4.95), and a cappuccino ($2.75). Meet me for lunch! We can sample this new spot together. I haven't stepped foot inside yet, because the bus was coming, but I did see a nice outdoor patio in the back.Ella Cafe
177 Bedford Avenue (between N7th & N8th)
L to Bedford
Chef: Oleg Lyaskoronsky (Gramercy Tavern)
Website: ellacafe.com (but not up yet)
Labels: brooklyn, ella cafe, food, outdoor patio, restaurants, williamsburg