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.
just to clarify, chinese new year is january 26
I woke up this morning with a start. "I'm off to do some laundry!" My husband was already outfitted in two coats and a knit hat. "Hey, wait for me!" I lept out of bed and into a headscarf and some laundry-doing outfit. It was already snowing. Oh great. We got there at 7:45 AM. Most washers were already taken. Our Brooklyn neighborhood gets up inexplicably early on a Sunday to do laundry. I don't get it. Back at home (during the wash cycle), I was flipping channels and caught the tail end of a Chinese New Year's dragon on some news story. So all day long I have been thinking it is Chinese New Year's today and have felt like a loser that I have no gumption (due to the snow) to go to Chinatown and celebrate. I mean, what have I become? Letting the weather stop me? I am old.
And then I looked up Chinese New Year on Google just now, and was relieved to find that it is actually on Monday, January 26. Hooray. Another chance to start the Chinese New Year right. I wonder what the Year of the Ox
holds for a Rooster like me?
Labels: chinese new year, happy new year