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.
danny seo: simply green parties
A quick way to make woodgrain coasters Single-use soap petals!
There are a few clever DIY ideas in eco-personality Danny Seo's
new book, Simply Green Parties
. Like the woodgrain coasters. I can make them today. I already have a woodgrain rocker. I would use colored tiles though, for a more interesting contrast. Like chartreuse tiles and brown paint. Or red tiles and brown paint. Of course, if you couldn't find the colored tiles, you could paint them, wait for them to dry completely, and then do the brown layer with the woodgrain rocker.
I really love his single-serving party soap curls. It is a wonderful alternative to pump dispenser soap, and a far more clean and hygienic idea than the bar. Imagine how intriguing a bowl full of soap curls would look in your bathroom! I am running out right now to find the perfect bowl. I think it should be a dark wood bowl with slanted sides. Or maybe a long shallow tray in light blue. I think they sell the Pears glycerine soap
at one of the dollar stores in my neighborhood
. Or you can find it at any Indian grocery store for around $1 per bar. Now all I need to do is plan a dinner party so I can use my soap curls. Thanks Danny! I am inspired.
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