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.
Delectable mini cupcakes by Brooklyn-based Ninecakes.
Chocolate Peanut Butter [L] and Vanilla Bean Cinnamon [R].
Can anyone really resist a cupcake? I mean, yes there is the calorie factor, and the too-much-frosting-to-not-enough-cake ratio that one encounters at a certain famous downtown purveyor. But in a city as great as ours, there are options.
I will repeat my question, can anyone really resist a cupcake, especially one so visually appealing and petite
as one from Ninecakes
? I personally would have to answer no. When baker/owner Betsy Thorleifson offered me one to sample so that I could write this piece more accurately, I chose the chocolate with a flourish of sprinkle-dotted frosting -- this was the cupcake that called to me as the crowds parted at the Atlantic Antic
in Brooklyn yesterday.
And now I can say the following with confidence. Ninecakes mini-cupcakes have the perfect frosting-to-cake ratio. They are a delectable two-bite haute
treat. The buttercream frosting
, Betsy's signature, is beyond cupcake. You must try one. Order online!
Or go to Brooklyn Indie Market
on Smith Street in Carrol Gardens, and try Ninecakes in person.
Pumkin Walnut Maple. Wow.
The frosting is so beautifully sculpted.
Chocolate Vanilla Bean.
This is the cupcake I sampled. Now I want another.
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