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are you a fonts enthusiast? a typophile?
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find the beauty on your daily walk! take time to notice the details of your landscape.
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there is nothing like seeing a great handbag in action.
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plastics are our future. how can you resist plastic? it is so shiny and pleasing. I have a penchant for plastics.
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chronicling my quest for the one true
Greek Cup
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have you ever noticed the similarity between nyc fire call boxes and benevolent Kannon, goddess of mercy?
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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!
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who says there are no more 'new ideas' in art and design? the newness is in the juxtaposition.
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this is how I really get things done. with my little green co-worker/task-master.
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my clothing & accessories design
east-meets-west minimalism

my site
elaineperlov.com

the look
dressy utilitarian

my concept
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'
Awards

Daily Buss Feature

Luckymag.com Feature

in the blog press
midtown lunch
brownstoner
racked
coutorture
the girl who ate everything
coutorture
queens eats
(into) the fray
stylefinds
funky finds
style document
stylefinds
gowanus lounge
far too cute
modish
ethereal bliss
couture in the city
independent luxe
decor 8
funky finds
urban socialite
lady licorice
high fashion girl

more press...

inspiration
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

particular loves
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 interest
Domino, Elle Decor (British), ARTnews, Art in America, Wallpaper

favorite heel style
the wedge, but a sleek modern interpretation

second favorite
the stiletto

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.

 

 

 


11.06.2007

last night's meal

the kitchen counter by candlelight


my Mexican lasagna


Last night's meal called for some atmosphere. After the tasty all-smoked-fish-from-Acme NYC Marathon brunch we enjoyed with my parents on Sunday, I was in an entertaining mood. I added a little atmosphere with candlelight and flowers to our evening meal, even though it was just the two of us. I whipped up a Mexican lasagna which worked out rather well.



If you are in the mood to try this dish, I'll tell you the layers from the bottom on up: a little tomato sauce, a little extra virgin olive oil, a lot of Valentina extra hot Mexican hot sauce, which you can find in certain markets in Queens. I recommend buying yourself the 12.5 ounce bottle to start, and then working your way up to the larger size when you realize you cannot get enough Valentina. Valentina is excellent with beans, tortillas, even eggs. But back to the layers. Stir. Layer corn tortillas, black beans cooked with coriander powder and coriander pods, sauted broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, onion. Layer two: repeat with more corn tortillas, tomato sauce, Valentina, beans, veggies. Top with third layer of corn torillas, sauce, Valentina, and sprinkle lots of ground chipotle pepper (gift from my Mom) for that smokey spicy goodness. I didn't have any of that crumbly Mexican cheese, cojita, so I crumbled feta on top, which worked out well too. Serve with cold yogurt to cool the heat.

Pretty darn healthy, wouldn't you say? If I had zucchini on hand I would have added that to the sauted veggies. And corn too. Add whatever you want. Bake in the oven, covered for 15 minutes, and uncovered for 5 at 450 degrees.

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