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.
doubles doubles! via Always Hungry NY
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I can hardly speak, I am so happy. Years ago, when my husband and I took a trip to Toronto, we found a shop that sold "patties" and "doubles." Luckily we found it on the first day of our trip, because we went back everyday after that for maximum eating pleasure. We even took pictures. Ourselves with the doubles. Ourselves with the menu. Ourselves with the patties. We made it into a hinged triptych.
We took twelve doubles home on the plane, but of course ate them all right there on the plane, especially when we hit turbulence and thought we were goners. We weren't about to waste the doubles. So today, we are both rejoicing with the possibilities of a Doubles Odyssey this Saturday, thanks to Always Hungry NY
and his list of more than 15 doubles shops.
What the heck are doubles you ask? Well, they are delicious. And made of chickpeas. And are Trinidadian. And are sandwiched together with some sort of chickpea paste in the middle. And are vegetarian. And are very little over one dollar. And have a hot sauce element. Because what is street food without a spicy element I ask you? I am dizzy with excitement.
Labels: doubles, food