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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.





devorah sperber's mirror universe

I felt so at home, like I was in my studio or at my trim store on 39th when I happened upon "Mirror Universe," a solo show by Devorah Sperber at Caren Golden Fine Art. Sperber's materials, which include spools of thread, pipe cleaners, beads, fishing line and ball chain, speak to me, shall we say.

It would not be fair to only talk about Sperber's work on a surface level, however; as the true visual treats are the compelling optical illusions created. The works are based on images from "the 1967 episode of Star Trek called Mirror, Mirror in which a transporter mishap swaps the crew of the Enterprise with evil counterparts, trapping them in a 'savage parallel universe.'" As such, the works are not meant to be viewed directly, but through convex mirrors. I thought of the Arnolfini Wedding Portrait (1434) by Jan van Eyck, which similarly employs optical devices. Just as in Sperber's TNG Bridge, pictured above, so much more information is revealed by van Eyck about the event in convex mirror in the background. What you will see of Devorah Sperber's work will wow you. Don't miss this exhibition.

You may also want to visit Sperber's three site-specific thread spool pieces that relate to the history of Penn Station in the lobby of One Penn Plaza (34th St btwn 7th & 8th). On display through the summer of 2010.

Devorah Sperber
"Mirror Universe"
through April 26, 2008
Caren Golden Fine Art
539 W 23rd Street (10th & 11th Aves)
New York, NY




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