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are you a fonts enthusiast? a typophile?
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find the beauty on your daily walk! take time to notice the details of your landscape.
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there is nothing like seeing a great handbag in action.
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plastics are our future. how can you resist plastic? it is so shiny and pleasing. I have a penchant for plastics.
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chronicling my quest for the one true
Greek Cup
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have you ever noticed the similarity between nyc fire call boxes and benevolent Kannon, goddess of mercy?
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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!
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who says there are no more 'new ideas' in art and design? the newness is in the juxtaposition.
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this is how I really get things done. with my little green co-worker/task-master.
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my clothing & accessories design
east-meets-west minimalism

my site

the look
dressy utilitarian

my concept
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

Luckymag.com Feature

in the blog press
midtown lunch
the girl who ate everything
queens eats
(into) the fray
funky finds
style document
gowanus lounge
far too cute
ethereal bliss
couture in the city
independent luxe
decor 8
funky finds
urban socialite
lady licorice
high fashion girl

more press...

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

particular loves
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 interest
Domino, Elle Decor (British), ARTnews, Art in America, Wallpaper

favorite heel style
the wedge, but a sleek modern interpretation

second favorite
the stiletto

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.





aureole opens saturday!

One Bryant Park
The new location of the new Aureole!

For some reason, I am very excited about the opening of Charlie Palmer's new location of Aureole this Saturday. I guess I am fascinated with One Bryant Park. I wrote about it before, here. And I am fascinated with the restaurant. I once checked out the menu at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and for some reason it has stuck in my mind. The decor was so incredible. And the menu was pricier than pricey. The New York menu does not have the sticker shock as I recalled it. In fact, according to TimeOut, diners save 15% on all checks until September 15. All the more reason to give it a try.


One Bryant Park
135 W 42nd Street (at Sixth Ave)

Just where exactly is Aureole, you ask? I was wondering too, so I took a walk along 42nd from Broadway towards Sixth, and found it right next door to the Conde Nast Building!

See it? Aureole is to the left of the blue oxford shirt-wearing man.

Aureole on Friday at 5:15pm. Not quite open yet, but close!

So close to Times Square that you can see the Target campaign
reflected in Aureole's windows at right.

The intimate dining room just off the bar room.

The outdoor patio of sorts.

In the little alley between the buildings.

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