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.
hidden gem: cafecito bogota
I can't stop thinking about Cafecito Bogota's
Colombian style arepas. Imagine beans, crispy plantain cubes, freshly grated queso blanco piled on top of a delcious corn cake. That is the Cordillera
, pictured above, which is one of my favorites. Along with the Boyaca
(eggplant, sundried tomato and mushroom), the Punta Verde
(pesto tofu and string beans), and the Choco
(tuna in olive oil, feta and olives).
For dinner, you can opt for a tasting plate for two: a selection of six arepas for $30. And for brunch, you can opt for one arepa with all the trimmings, or a brunch-style arepa like the one pictured below. The brunch is most reasonably priced at $10.95. Check out the full menu here
. Did I mention the staff is incredible? And the music! Super great. Lovely atmosphere. A true hidden gem in North Brooklyn.
1015 Manhattan Ave
They also have a blog. Check it out here
My favorite brunch dish at Cafecito Bogota: Colombian Pericos Eggs scrambled and mised with fresh green scallion and plum tomatoes (hold the bacon) served over an arepa paisa. Cafecito Bogota, Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint.
Great for a romantic evening out, or dinner with lots of friends.
And don't forget their brunch! Not to be missed.
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