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.
in hot pursuit of a mount rushmore dress
My subject is so far away. I will have to run.
It is worth it to capture this Mount Rushmore Dress.
Mount Rushmore? On a dress? I love it!
You can kind of make out Thomas Jefferson in this shot. And George Washington's face and hairstyle in this one.
I didn't get a good angle on Theodore Roosevelt
or Abraham Lincoln unfortunately.
Okay, so you are going to have to use your imagination here a bit. Why won't people just slow down so I can snap a picture of their outfit without their knowledge? I know, I don't understand either. So this woman passed me on the way home in the subway yesterday wearing a Mount Rushmore Dress! The dress, as you can see, is black. The streaky lines are rhinestones. And Mount Rushmore
woven right into the silky fabric on the front and back hem is in white! You can sort of make out George Washington's hairstyle and jawline. If you squint. Where did she get it!? I almost ran up to her and asked, but then I thought, why spoil the anonymity of the encounter.
I did a little research online. Oddly my search led me to another blurry photo
of the Mt. Rushmore Dress. And then I found that it is a Built by Wendy
design. How cool.
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