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.
cine noir film society
The Cine Noir Film Society makes their mark in Greenpoint tonight,
right next to our signature water tower.
(See white square in lower left.)
The painted white square marks the spot.
We learned last night that there will be a free open-air summer film festival in Greenpoint. The Cine Noir Film Society will screen the films on Friday evenings at 8pm, starting tonight
at the American Playground on Franklin Street between Milton and Noble. The setting is great: 16mm large screen presentations will be screened directly onto the old factory building next to Greenpoint's tallest free-standing water tower
. If you get lost trying to find the place, just look up!
The selection is pretty wonderful too. Not a Rocky I
on the roster. The focus will instead be "on films often overlooked by other film repertory outfits and many unavailable on home DVD and/or video." All screenings will also include "rarely seen short films drawn from Industrials, Trailers, Cartoons, and assorted cinematic curios." If last night's previews of French music videos from the 1950s are any indication of the quality of what will be shown (and I'm sure it is), we are all in for a treat! I wonder if Dee & Dee
sells lawn chairs? I am off to find out.Tonight, May 30The Endless Summer
Bruce Brown director, 1966
The first surf film made.
Friday, June 6
Vintage New York City:
World's Fair & Amusement Park Films
Over 90 minutes of rarely seen archival shorts, promotional films and home movies. Coney Island in the 20s and 50s, NYC in the 60s, the NY World's Fair of 1939 and 1964!! I can't wait for this one.
Friday, June 13Hazel Court: A Special Tribute to the Raven
with Vincent Price
Friday, June 20Jason and the Argonauts
Labels: brooklyn, greenpoint, water tower