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.
on dekk for labor day weekend
As these beautiful summer evenings dwindle to a sad symbolic close this weekend, be sure to plan a special meal en plein air
on Reade Street in Tribeca. The food, cocktails, service and atmosphere at Dekk could not be better. And the bread basket! You should abandon your Atkinsian habits for their bread basket. Believe me. The bread is a dusted-with-flour loaf like you have never tasted, and served with an olive oil doctored with olive paste that is divine.Our first experience at Dekk
was for cocktails (mine, a delicious blackberry mojito). The space was open and inviting, so we wandered in and had a great time. Our second experience was an early Sunday dinner on the outdoor patio which overlooks the tree-lined street. We sampled a little bit of everything, including the Caprese Salad with fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil olive oil drizzle ($10.), a tuna tartare with avocado (around $14), and a hearty pizza with artichoke, olive paste and feta ($10).
Dekk is one of my recommendations for your 'vacation in the city' this Labor Day Weekend. Treat yourself to the sweet tastes of summer. If you are not in the Hamptons, that is.DEKK
134 Reade Street (Hudson & Greenwich Streets)
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