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.
will sacrifice sleep for chanel
The Haves vs. The Have-Nots. Ticket holders
got to stand under Chanel umbrellas while they waited.
The rest of us used $10 generic varieties.
The Well-Heeled, waiting to get in to the Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion Saturday.
Yes, these heels do indeed say Chanel.
Many attendees dressed in Chanel for the event.
Last Saturday was the second to last day that the Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion
would be in New York. Rain showers were predicted. I had no ticket. But I did have some time to invest. I didn't think fashion people would want to wait in the rain. They don't like their outfits getting wet. But I was wrong.
I woke up at 6. Was out the door by 7. A world record for a Saturday. When I arrived at 8, the line was already three hours long.
I got to see the show at 10:30. Only two and a half hours later, not three. All in all, a good time. I met the nicest people in line and we talked the whole time. And then we got to see the show together and talked some more. Worth the wait? I am not sure. I felt compelled to see it, and would have regretted not seeing it. Yes, fashion succeeded again in creating a deep desire for something I did not have.
Labels: accessories, architecture, bags, chanel, chanel art pavilion, contemporary art, design, fashion, karl lagerfeld, nyc, zaha hadid