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.
in hot pursuit of a handbag, #9
I saw this beautiful studded bag and ran to get right behind her
on the moving sidewalk at Court Square.
The moving sidewalk. You would think it would be easier to get a clear picture.
But I had to keep jockeying to maintain my position. You know how it is.
I'm not normally a fan of studs, but I thought this was done so well.
I love the seams and segments. A very eye-catching detail.
The quality of the leather and the workmanship sold me.
As you may concur, fashion has been foaming at the mouth since the turn of this century, showing every style, color and hemline, all in the same season. The explanation for this collective embrace of every trend always goes something like this, "Women aren't slaves to trends anymore. They are individuals and follow their own sense of style." Yeah sure.
The result is that pretty much every style is "in" all the time. Animal prints are always in (although they should be out), color is in, neutrals are in, structured clutch bags
are in, soft and slouchy bags
with less surface adornment are in, but so are bags with hardware and structure. Yes, all kinds of hardware, and especially studs, are definitely still in. So why not embrace it all I guess. If the bag fits, wear it.
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