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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.





whole foods salad bar container with lid

The new look in recyclable salad bar containers at Whole Foods Market

The latest salad bar containers at Whole Foods market are not only recyclable, unbleached, and made from a renewable source, they are compostable. After an informative phone conversation with a knowledgeable employee at the Whole Foods Headquarters in Austin, Texas, I found out that the new container was introduced in the stores in December, offered in addition to the plastic to-go containers, the unbleached Chinese take-out boxes, and the to-stay salad bowls. The new salad boxes are made from unbleached pulp from two different renewable sources. One is sugarcane fiber, which is the (normally discarded) by-product of the sugar cane crop. The other is bull rush cattails which grow in the wild and are harvested annually. The crops from which the pulp is harvested contain no chemicals or fertilizers.

Instead of putting my salad in them, I took two home to photograph. I am not sure what I will do with them yet, but they are such a pleasing design, color and material, I am sure I will come up with something.

Who says only kids at Christmas like the box better than the toy that comes inside.

Some alternate uses for the new Whole Foods salad bar container:
you could store your winter hats

or your pens

or your tiny gold pine cone collection...
As I said, I don't know what I will do with them yet, but I like them.
Perhaps I'll make a salad today.

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Blogger stacy said...

The new boxes are great. We just got a Whole Foods in Seattle a year ago, but I love it!

5:17 PM  
Blogger Lunch Buckets said...

I wish I'd seen this sooner. Someone from freecycle just picked up my tiny gold pine cone collection. I couldn't find a place for it. Figures.

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a customer complain (very angrily) that she would never use our salad bar again because the containers "made her food look like dog food.". That's a direct quote folks. You can't make this shit up...

12:43 PM  

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