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.
my blog turns two!!!
Happy Birthday to my Blog! You are two years old today! I want to thank you, dear Blog, for all the good times we have had together. Some 800+ posts later, we are still going strong. So here's to more good times together in our third year! (toasts with the bialy)And many thanks to all of you
for reading and commenting! If you only knew how long it took me to stage this photograph of the lit bialy. I think I will tell you all about it. But first, take a look at my first post on this day, December 15, 2005
, at 9:59 PM.
So about the photo: I had been hunting since November for the perfect '2' candle at every dollar store in my neighborhood. I finally found this one at the dollar store that is furthest away, but who cares, I love the rainbow action. And then there was the issue of the cupcake. There are no cupcakes in my neighborhood for some reason. I thought of buying a babka, because who doesn't love a babka? But instead I went with a bialy from Kossar's, which happened to win 'Best Bialy' on my blog back on March 2, 2006
. Hey that gives me a good idea for a funny photo series. Stay tuned.
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