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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.





just opened: crisp

Crisp, a brand new place for lunch with plenty of light and plenty of design,
on the corner of 43rd Street & 3rd Avenue

I passed Crisp last night at around 6pm, soon after it opened, as it so happened. I started to take pictures, and a small crowd gathered around me, asking me what kind of place it was, and if it was open yet, and what they served. So I read the menu to them, and told them it was open. (I saw people ordering inside.)

Crisp certainly packs a lot of design into a small space. The popular Onda stools we saw at El Beit in Williamsburg, beautiful wood-grain counters, other-worldly torchier-meets-world's fair lamps, and flat screen electronic menus. Crisp offers an all-vegetarian menu of "handbag sandwiches" in (what I imagine will be fluffy Israeli) pita and "hummus bowls" with a small variety of vegetable toppings like eggplant or sauteed mushrooms. Sounds right up my alley. Prices are around $7-$10. The house-blended iced teas look tempting too: lychee red, gaucho mint, and apple mango, to name a few.

After reading a few articles and early reviews about Crisp, I found out that a "crisp" is a falafel which comes in all the "handbag sandwiches" and with the "hummus bowl." Why all the mysterious language? I think "pita sandwiches" in this day and age would suffice.

684 3rd Avenue (corner of 43rd Street)
Midtown East
New York, NY

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