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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.





the cherry dream spoon

My Special spoon!

Miss Softee pretends to taste my Special spoon

I was giddy with excitement as I walked away from Miss Softee this afternoon. Giddy I tell you. I went to say hi to Miss Softee, talk about the blog post, and see exactly what the Special was. When I last left her Twitter page and struck out for lunch, I knew "something light and refreshing is in order today." But that's all I knew. She described it. It sounded heavenly, and mysterious.

today's special -- cherry dream -- vanilla, cherry dip, vanilla meringue. light, sweet, fluffy. perfect for a warm Tuesday!

Before I knew it, she was making me a sample spoon. A sample spoon!! And I was reaching for my camera. And she was posing. And then an actual customer (from Germany) came, and I was touting her onto the Special, and then I was holding her Special while she paid, and then Miss Softee and I were both taking her picture, because she was the first one to order the Special that day. See? She's actually posing for me in this picture. And then we were t
alking to a construction worker about Miss Softee's "Mint Julep" Special a few weeks ago, and how he liked it, but his boss thought there was something awry with the green color. And we all laughed. And the sun was shining. And I was so happy to be in New York.

Sure this all sounds nutty, but really, I think it is a childhood dream come true or something to have an "in" with the ice cream man, especially when it's an ice cream woman, which is way cooler anyway.

Miss Softee serves the first Special of the day.

The cheery visitor from Germany who hands me her Special to hold while she pays.
I take her picture, while Miss Softee takes this one. The friendly construction
worker who talks to us later can be seen in the background of Miss Softee's pic

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Blogger emily said...

I saw Miss Softee retweet your tweet about the blog and had to check it out. I totally agree about having an "in" with the ice cream man. I've visited MS once and Doug of Big Gay Ice Cream Truck a few times. It's great to get to know people, be personable, and get something unique right on the streets of NY!

10:53 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

That is so cool that you were there. New York is a small town sometimes, and at those times, it is so great. Thanks so much for commenting!

9:26 AM  

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