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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
elaineperlov.com

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'
Awards

Daily Buss Feature

Luckymag.com Feature

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

more press...

inspiration
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.

 

 

 


6.09.2009

renegade craft fair

Sushi Grass Necklace by Brookadelphia.
She is a genius. You should have seen her
United States Maps
at the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend.



I love my neighborhood.* My husband and I went for a run around the track in Williamsburg Saturday morning, to be really pleasantly surprised that it was Renegade Craft Fair weekend! Very happy that they moved the Fair to a nice shady spot this year! The Pool location last year was a cool idea, but a hotbed of hot. I was also pleased that they changed the weekend. Not Father's Day. A much better idea.

So during our run, it was all I could do to not fork off from running and start shopping. As I went round and round, I watched the set up. I love booth set up. It is a strange sickness. From my Javits trade show days. In fact, I more notice people's displays than their merchandise. I would have taken photos of my favorite displays if I had not been running. I can't really carry a camera while running. You understand.

Well anyway, I am happy to report that I am now the proud owner of the Sushi Grass Necklace by Brookadelphia. Given my penchant for plastics and my love of sushi grass, this was an ideal choice for me.


*Or honorary neighborhood extension, to be technical. Because I technically live in Greenpoint. But as the realtors say, "Greenpoint/Williamsburg." So I consider the slashed neighborhoods as a whole.

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