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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.





look, another bento blog!

I found another 'Bento Blog' today (see post from 2.6.2008). This one is called Bento Diet by a California-based mom trying to get back into shape. I think she uses the new Whole Foods salad bar container, and inserts a divider. Bento Diet follows a similar Weight Watchers-related food-minimizing format to Hawaii mom, Pikko's Adventures in Bento Making. Just how many other 'Bento Blogs' are there, I wonder?
Check out:
  1. Feisty Bento
  2. Bento Diet (dig the crazy hot dog octopi)
  3. The Original My Bento Diet
  4. Lunch in a Box
  5. Oh, Bento (haha funny Japanese pun)
  6. Oh! Bento
  7. Bento pa svenska (in Swedish)
  8. C'est dans la boite (in French)
  9. Bento Bento (Netherlands)
  10. Veggie-bento
  11. Vegan Lunch Box

And on and on. Who knew? There is even Bento TV. Plus a whole Bento community for people who want to receive constructive feedback on their bento boxes to perfect their Japanese lunch box skills and artistry. Wow. I had no idea.

If I had a French-style Japanese bento blog, I would call it 'à bientôt bento!' (translation: see you soon Japanese lunchy!), and be sure to include at least one Japanese-style French pastry per meal, to remain consistent with the theme.

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Anonymous Marleen said...


That's so cool you included my picture :D
You have a really nice blog. I bookmarked it, when I have more time I'll be going through your blog!

Have a nice day!

Bye, Marleen

3:48 AM  

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