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.
it all started on 6th avenue
My blog is back!!! My blog is back!!!
I have been wanting to post about these shoes
since 6.2.2009. Admittedly, not a very earth-shattering post to come back with, but it is the principle of the thing. Wow, 6 full days without my blog was a sad 6 days!! I hope it is fixed for good.
I have hope that it is.
A note on the title of this post. My desire to find elastic strap sandals did all start on 6th Avenue. On the corner of 6th and 39th actually. I was about to cross the street when I saw this woman wearing these comfortable-looking elastic strap sandals. I ran up to her and asked her where she got them. (When you clomp around the streets of New York, you become obsessed with finding comfortable (but non-frumpy) shoes. Do they exist? No and no.) Well hers were last season by Calvin Klein. A little bit crushed, I kept searching. And found the above from Bandolino
. On sale! Pretty darn comfortable. Although not for covering ground, to be sure. Better for standing still. Or sitting quietly in a chair. But very nice looking. And you know how I love a wedge. (See margin comments at left.)
Labels: accessories, sandals, shoes