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.
domino: the book of decorating release party
Here is another story about taking "the bus" to "design." The timing of these two events on this blog is pure coincidence.
The Domino: The Book of Decorating
Release Party at the J.Crew Collection Boutique
for me began auspiciously last night. After a revitalizing after-work swim, the M101 bus and I were perfectly in sync at 3rd Avenue and 47th Street, where it whisked me uptown to one of the more fashionable parties I have attended in a long while.
If I may focus on the fashions of the evening for a moment, one key trend I noticed was wool tights and patent leather shoes, often combined with wool skirts with a luxe sheen
and cashmere sweaters. This alternating effect of shiny-rich-shiny-rich from toe to head was quite attractive. I have to say, after last night's event, I am a fan of J.Crew's new aesthetic. An aesthetic that is thanks to Jenna Lyons Mazeau
, Creative Director of J.Crew who worked her way up from assistant designer (I like this sort of success story), and who is now featured in a ten-page spread in the November issue of Domino
(pp. 102-111) and on page 165 of the new Domino
I personally would suggest a shopping trip to the J.Crew Collection Boutique on Madison and 79th, if not only to further investigate the clothing, shoes and one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, but also to check out the original artwork and light fixtures from Jenna's own home. You will, course want to buy the Domino book too
. For the full effect.
I will let my photos and captions tell the rest of the story.
Each guest was given a copy of the new Domino: The Book of Decorating.
I am savoring each page.
I was offered a vodka shot and caviar as soon as I walked in.
At 7:15pm, the party was in full swing.
Dainty hors d'oeuvres.
The well-heeled crowd.
I must get some wool tights and patent leather shoes.
More wool tights and patent leather shoes.
You want some now too, don't you.
One-of-a-kind jewelry under glass.
A color story that caught my eye. Follow the links.
Bootcut cords in "Faded Cement" with skinny silver belt.
Navy/white striped Victoria Ruffle Shirt
Cashmere Crewneck Sweater in Citron
Jacket, check this piece out in-store.
Shoe display at J.Crew Collection Boutique.
I love that sculpture.
Check out the grey walls in the shoe area of the Collection Boutique,
and read the November issue of Domino to find out more.
Display table at J.Crew Collection Boutique. The "roses" they created with the
pant hems are so clever.
Labels: design, domino, fashion, interior design, j.crew, john derian, shopping, the book of decorating