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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

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'

Daily Buss Feature

Luckymag.com Feature

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

more press...

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.





happy mundane made this christmas tree, or i'm pretty sure he did

Look at what Jonathan Lo of Happy Mundane and It's (K)not Wood made! I am pretty sure he made his own Christmas tree. I have been following the thread of his Ornament Adventure posts of late and saw the results yesterday. Isn't this tree beautiful? I am thinking that he made the concentric circles from progressively smaller lampshade structures, but I can't quite figure it out. I am hoping that Jon will kindly comment on this post and explain a bit more about the tree structure. He did make many of the ornaments. And some he purchased. I especially like the white ones, which were once traditional shiny ornaments now spray painted white. They look so Jonathan Adler. The base of the tree is a vase from West Elm. I want to know more. Please tell us more Jon. I love it! [images from Happy Mundane] Hey, here's a peak at his home. Beautiful.

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Blogger Jon said...

hi elaine! thanks for the comments on my tree- Actually, I did not make the tree itself, only some of the ornaments. I got the tree on clearance a year or so ago from Macy's. It's from Dept. 56, and it was called a "tree in a box"- it's prelighted too (very convenient). I got it because I used to have another fake white tree, and it was such a pain to store and put away. This one literally falls into itself and ... goes right back in the box! here is a link to a better shot of a similar one.

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Blogger Elaine Perlov said...

Thanks so much for commenting Jon, I really appreciate it. I LOVE your tree. So that is a really interesting shape. And prelit! What could be better. I like your idea for the vase as the base. I simply can't get over all the effort and talent that went into this project. I am pleased to feature it!

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