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.
j.crew 's new accessories focus
Something new is afoot at J.Crew. Perhaps it is the jewel-encrusted $295 shoes. Or the jewel-encrusted $495 jewels. Visitors to the J.Crew Website
in March noticed a strong focus on accessories, with plenty of colorful clickables. "Covet & Collect" was the message to go along with the new checkerboard index page
pictured above, steering shoppers to the company's "New Shoes & Accessories Collection" with expanded offerings in shoes, bags, belts, costume jewelry, and latest category, fine jewelry
. The new product offerings were launched in concert with J.Crew's first printed catalogue devoted entirely to accessories.
You might not expect to see a 10K gold boule ring with pearl
for $495, or a 27" strand of pearls
for $200 on jcrew.com. And the price points may give you pause. But according to a WWD
interview with J.Crew creative director, Jenna Lyons Mazeau, J.Crew has experienced "no resistance to its prices." In fact, the success of their costume jewelry business "encouraged the company to launch fine jewelry." As of this posting, the $495 ring was already sold out.
J.Crew will open its first Collection store at 1035 Madison Avenue in June, where the fine jewelry collection will have its first in-store feature.
Labels: accessories, j.crew, online shopping