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.
brooklyn industries' signature water tower
Water tower wallpaper currently in all the Brooklyn Industries stores.
They have trademarked the water tower. Good idea.
The water tower makes me spend money. I have purchased an I 'water tower' BK
shirt from Brooklyn Industries, and I would purchase the wallpaper if they start selling it. I live across from the water tower depicted. It is our apartment's signature water tower
. It is our good luck charm. It watches over us. Word has it, Brooklyn Industries may start selling the signature water tower wallpaper in the near future. It was produced for all the store displays, and apparently people have been inquiring.
Below you can view the inside of my great new woodgrain tote
. I was so excited that the lining is a map. I thought it was a map of Brooklyn. Or at least of Brooklyn's look-alike, France
. But no. Strangely it is a German language map of Japan. There are so many great pockets inside the bag, that I have no idea what I will put in the outside flap pockets. The red topstitching is also a great feature. It is possible that the woodgrain tote
will become my signature.
I moved into my bag immediately. We are very happy together.
Sadly, because of the snow, I had to use another bag today.
But when I get back home, I am reloading it.
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