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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.





popgloss has a home decor counterpart: cribcandy

[pageprint from cribcandy.com]

Since I discovered my link on their main page, I have been a big fan of Popgloss, not only for their great taste in blogs ;-), but for the visual appeal of the page. And more importantly for their consistent support of indie fashion designers. Yay Popgloss. Little did I know, when I stumbled upon their home decor counterpart, Cribcandy, that Cribcandy preceded Popgloss, (followed by Yokiddo which features cool baby and kid's merch), and that all three sites are backed by the Gawker online empire.

After further investigation, I learned that the 'Wists Social Shopping' blogs were created by David Galbraith who has quite an impressive background in both design and technology, as an architect and industrial designer, founding successful online startups, and co-authoring the RSS standard. In addition to promoting great design, Galbraith founded Wists to "make publishing or sharing lists of recommendations and wishlists easier and more appealing than maintaining a weblog and not tied to one particular store."

I think they have done a great job.

Here are 7 ways to use Wists which you may find helpful:

  1. Search the Web visually and bookmark search results.
  2. Create wishlists, birthday lists or wedding lists with pictures of products from any store on the web.
  3. Create thumbnail image galleries of your favorite things: books, movies cd’s, songs or photos.
  4. Website owners, use wists to embed an updateable gallery of products or items that you recommend, within your website, matching its look and feel.
  5. Create a personalized inbox where you can track items by user or keyword tags and add to your wists
  6. Bloggers. Make adding images and tags to your weblog posts as easy as bookmarking a webpage.
  7. Create communities around tags - have your friends on Wists use a particular tag, so that you can all track cool products and Websites.

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