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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
elaineperlov.com

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'
Awards

Daily Buss Feature

Luckymag.com Feature

in the blog press
midtown lunch
brownstoner
racked
coutorture
the girl who ate everything
coutorture
queens eats
(into) the fray
stylefinds
funky finds
style document
stylefinds
gowanus lounge
far too cute
modish
ethereal bliss
couture in the city
independent luxe
decor 8
funky finds
urban socialite
lady licorice
high fashion girl

more press...

inspiration
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.

 

 

 


10.28.2008

chanel art pavilion






Yesterday, I read an article somewhere that New Yorkers love to wait in lines. The article was about the Chanel Art Pavilion, a temporary art installation designed by Zaha Hadid, which landed in Central Park on October 20. I disagree. New Yorkers strongly dislike waiting in lines. But they seem to do it anyway. I can't imagine waiting and waiting and waiting in the Chanel line for two hours. I just can't do it. Even if I brought a book, which I didn't, and was alone, which I wasn't. I did really want to experience the space inside the spaceship-like pod. Perhaps on a rainy day when there will be no line. But I only have until November 9 to do so. The Chanel Art Pavilion is off to London, Moscow and Paris after its New York engagement, following Hong Kong and Tokyo.


Zaha Hadid's Chanel Art Pavilion is located in Central Park at the Rumsey Play Field. Enter at 5th Avenue and 69th Street. October 20 - November 9, 2008. Free timed tickets required. Currently sold out. Try your luck waiting on line, day of show, for cancellations.


Sunday, October 26. The 12:15 session. Reserved tickets only.


The line for "try your luck" began here. The white glow from the spacecraft
is strangely in every one of my pictures.



And more line. After talking with some people, it seemed
that the wait would be close to 2 hours. We abandoned hope
and went to Madras Mahal on Lexington and 28th for Indian food.
We were greatly rewarded with a lunch buffet.

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