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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.





brunch in brooklyn: palo santo

Palo Santo. Latin Market Cooking. South American Wine Bar.
Very inviting. Yes, we thought so too.

Don't these look good? Our entrees: bean & cheese pupusas, $9.
And the last remaining bit of the cornbread.

On the way to the Brooklyn Zine Fest the other week, we found Palo Santo, a small quiet restaurant on an otherwise residential block. Union Street to be exact, close to 4th Avenue in Park Slope. Perhaps the Park Slopers call this the Lower Slope.

Anyway, the sandwich board at Palo Santo said "Brunch," and we obeyed. Happy we were that we did. Atmosphere: very relaxed, as if you are on vacation. Food: very tasty. Service: excellent. Freebies: yes, some sweet corn bread. Brunch menu: beyond plain old eggs and French Toast. We had pupusas, pictured above. Very tasty. All in all, a hidden gem.

Palo Santo

652 Union Street (above 4th Avenue)
Park Slope

The interior of Palo Santo. Small but not cramped. Lots of levels.

The backyard. A nice view.

The sandwich board says...Brunch!
You'd never notice this place if not for the sandwich board.

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Blogger Marcia B. said...

omg yummy, thx for posting this, i want to check this place out next time i am in the area.

4:00 PM  
Blogger libraloves said...

Sounds great! I want to go to there...

3:15 PM  

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