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.
click clack containers
My food after Click Clack. Peace of mind.
Today, I spent my day sorting food. And repackaging food into pricey airtight rectangular containers made in New Zealand which I had to purchase at The Container Store. I remember seeing these containers, perfectly shaped for small urban kitchen cabinets, a year ago. I wrote down measurements in my notebook for all the food I needed to store, and marched to the Click Clack
display with my tape measure. Thankfully, all the sizes I wanted were in stock at the 58th Street store. We simply don't have the space for round containers. As I write this, all I can think of is the costly Japanese square watermelon
, apparently invented to save space in store displays, and in people's refrigerators. But can that really be true?
Anyway, too many dollars later, I have the perfect containers to keep my food airtight and yes well bug-free. If it weren't for the critters, I would not have spent the too many dollars. I would have kept the food in the packages they came in, as I always did. But now that I own the Click Clack
containers, I am pleased as punch, and feel that at least it is a good investment. I kind of like click-clacking them open and closed. And I have the peace of mind knowing my lentils and other foodstuffs are safe.
In my mind, the Click Clack containers are similar to the Japanese square watermelons.
Costly, but great space savers.
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