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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.





miss softee's celebration

The pink X marks the spot of Miss Softee's usual daytime spot:
corner of 40th Street at 5th Avenue

Celbrating with Miss Softee at Point Break on 45th St (5th/6th Aves) last night.

No, it wasn't Labor Day. It was yesterday. Yesterday was the real unofficial last day of Summer, because it was Miss Softee's end-of-the-ice-cream-season party last night in NYC. Customers (and fellow-Twitters) were invited to celebrate her first season as Miss Softee, and I wasn't going to miss this. It was great fun meeting all the customers, friends, bloggers, and fellow Mister Softee drivers made famous on TwitPic. I have been following her so closely, that I was happy to learn that Miss Softee will keep Twitter-ing in the off-season. Good. So will I. We can stay in touch via Twitter. Here are some fun pics from the event. Thanks Miss Softee for spreading good cheer!! We will all miss you. A lot.

Parked right outside Point Break was Miss Softee's truck.
Specials anyone?

Miss Softee serving up the ice cream love.
In heels, yet.

And always loving what she does. Her enthusiasm
is immediately contagious.

A happy customer with her Guinness Float (pictured below again)
One of Miss Softee's special Point Break Specials last night

I made it onto Miss Softee's TwitPic! And I like this pic of me [L].
[R] My newest bloggy friend. Middle, a happy Guinness float. (see above hand)
photo by Miss Softee

Looking for Mr. Goodbar. I mean Miss Softee.
Did you know the fleet parks in Greenpoint? Who knew?

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