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.
participating in art with eduardo sarabia
I couldn't believe my inbox or my luck yesterday morning. I had an e-mail that said, "Happy Birthday from Eduardo Sarabia." (!!) The I-20 Gallery
on W23rd Street in Chelsea that represents Sarabia got a Google Alert about my blog post on March 19
, and invited us to the invitation-only closing of Salon Aleman
And so we sipped some of the best tequila I have ever tasted along with a very small crowd in the Field and Staff Room of the 7th Regiment Armory. Or correction, we sipped 2008 Whitney Biennial tequila. I still can't believe it. I had a very nice talk with the artist, which was the high point of the evening for me. Here are just a few pictures from the event.
Large paintings, moose heads and chandeliers loomed overhead in the dimly lit
Field and Staff Room at the 7th Regiment Armory.
Tequila Sarabia, a glimpse of the special brews. Three varieties to be exact. The elephant leg stools were quite comfortable indeed.
This one was claimed in earnest by a woman who threw
her belongings on it from across the room. 9:10pm
The crowd at around 8:30 before it grew to around 100 at the apex of the evening.
Labels: armory, contemporary art, eduardo sarabia, whitney biennial