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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.





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, II or III 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 30
The 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 13
Hazel Court: A Special Tribute to the Raven
with Vincent Price

Friday, June 20
Jason and the Argonauts

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Blogger Bonbon Oiseau said...

That is so cool..thanks for the info Elaine!

1:13 AM  

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