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.
playing the building with david byrne
David Byrne, Playing the Building, 2008 [detail]
Pictured, the organ and connecting wires. Each key and stop is hooked up
to a sound-making device that is fastened to a different part of the building.
When founding Talking Head, David Byrne, invites you to come play a building
, how could you turn him down? Even if you do have to sign a waiver before entering the space...
If you love fleeting art happenings in New York City that connect the viewer with the space in unforgettable ways (for instance, The Gates
, 2005; the site-specific installations for the Whitney Biennial at the Armory
, 2008; The Waterfalls
by Olafur Eliasson that begins in ten days), then by all means, make the pilgrimage, queue up, and do as the sign says: "Please Play."
David Byrne, Playing the Building
presented by Creative Time
Battery Maritime Building
10 South Street at Whitehall Street
(to the left of the Staten Island Ferry)
May 31 – August 24, 2008
hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, noon-6pm
The queue to play the building goes out the door.
The attendant seated to the right applauds each performer.
A nice human touch.
One performing duo.
And here, a trio.
Take a turn at the organ, trace the wires, isolate the sounds, examine the
cavernous space, listen to the performances. There is so much to take in,
all at once, piece by piece.
Labels: architecture, contemporary art, juxtaposition