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.
no tv for 2 weeks
I made this TV stand from a wood cube, and added the wheels so we could unplug it and wheel it away. But lately we haven't unplugged it and wheeled it away. On Friday, I proposed the idea to my husband of unplugging the TV for two weeks to allow thoughts to creep back in to our lives. He heartily agreed. And so we did.
As New Year's is a time for detox, self-improvement and attempting to restore a sense of balance to one's life, I felt that these times called for 'cold turkey' measures. I think it will be a good experiment. I know I will wind up reading more, thinking more, writing more, and being more creative. I noticed that last night, my desire to turn on the TV was like an itch that needed to be scratched. There is absolutely nothing on TV on a Saturday night at 8:30. There never is. There was no purpose; it was just a mindless habit. Like opening the refrigerator door and peering in. What are you seeking? There is nothing new in there since the last time you looked.
Here's my thought: TV is like sugar. Both are highly addictive mood elevators that drop you even lower after you've consumed it. They are addictive empty calories that keep you consuming. A book, however, makes you feel fortified. Like mulitgrain toast with peanut butter. Like exercise. Sorry to sound preachy. I just want to unplug the TV and see what happens. I will let you know on January 18th. During my two weeks off, I think I will go back and reread David Foster Wallace's essay E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction
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