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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.
brilliantly packaged beverly hills cupcakes
I was watching Martha
while on the elliptical machine at the Y on Tuesday and saw a segment on these upscale minimalist cupcakes from Beverly Hills. Candace Nelson, the Executive Pastry Chef and owner of Sprinkles Cupcakes
is a slender and attractive young woman, and the ideal spokesperson for her company. Watching her speak about her product, you somehow think that eating a Sprinkles Cupcake in one of the beautifully designed and minimalist Sprinkles Cafe
locations won't make you fat.
Go to the Website
and look at every one of the beautiful photos. They will make your mouth water, but in a restrained, smart, prudent sort of way. The cupcakes are served on a plate with an ecologically friendly fork. How elegant. Immediately, the cupcake which one would normally eat with one's hands, is transformed into something else. Into 'pastry' perhaps. As the advertising copy reads on the Website, "Let's be clear, they're not just pint-sized cupcakes. Cupcakes are something else entirely."
There is something intellectual and haute
about these cupcakes. Read the Design
statement. And the Community & Environment
commitment. And notice the way the no-nonsense but beautiful and delicate font works on you as you read the text. Now mouse over the Flavors
descriptions. Sheer genius! The Sprinkles experience is about so much more than cupcakes, or indulgence. Indulgence is wrong. Indulgence will make you fat. But design, architecture, the art of 'pastry' is a treat for the mind. Now that you have rationalized all of this, you are ready to spend the $46 for a dozen.
Labels: cupcakes, design, food, minimalism, snacking