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.
does takashi murakami know about the connection between takashi murakami and payless?
Payless Shoe Source advertising poster, detail 1
Artist, Takashi Murakami 'posterizing' his signature eyeball in Superflat,
a show in 2001 that Murakami curated and exhibited
Payless, Evolution of a Logo, (my title, not theirs), detail 2
Takashi Murakami, Jellyfish Eyes - Black 4, Offset Lithograph, edition of 300
[image from Blind Angle]
I don't know about you, but I see a clear similarity between Takashi Murakami
's Jellyfish Eyes - Black 4
and the current advertising poster for Payless Shoe Source, Evolution of the Payless Logo
(my title, not theirs).
After all, why wouldn't
Payless want to plant the Louis Vuitton/Takashi Murakami seed in their customer's minds? "Luxe for less" (copies) is their concept, isn't it? When you look at images of Murakami's and Payless' side by side, the reference seems overt.
The Payless Logo Poster in a traditional Japanese two-panel screen format,
on display in the window on 39th Street (corner of Fifth Avenue)
Murakami's signature eyeballs mixed with Louis Vuitton icons and logo
in a print the artist made for the luxury handbag maker.
Labels: accessories, contemporary art, design police, fashion, japan, payless, takashi murakami