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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.





molly of uo

I have recently discovered a blogger that appeals to me, by way of the Urban Outfitters blog of all places. Her posts, on a fashion Website, are not about fashion, but about art. Playful art. Amusing musings. Yes, her sensibility appeals to me for obvious reasons.

I did some research on Molly today, and found out a whole bunch of interesting things. Like this blog post from another fan. And this interview. So she taught herself HTML. And went to Brown. And made this Website. Her writing is pretty great. I am tickled by Red Bean Cake. I think you will like it too. I reproduce it here without her permission. She should be contacting me soon, asking me to take it down.


Let's talk about bean cakes.

Bean cakes have three textures that are almost pleasant
but not quite. There is a pasty (not creamy) filling; a
glutinous (not fluffy) pouch of dough; and a gritty
(not crunchy) coating of sesame seeds.

No matter how vigorously you chew, the bean cake will
reassemble itself in your stomach like a little universe
in reverse Big Bang motion.

A bean cake is the most liminal food ever. Is it good?
No, it's "OK". Does one eat it for dessert? Breakfast?

You want answers to your questions, but why draw
lines? A bean cake is all of these things at once. It
is like a mythical multiform creature-- centaur, griffin,
chimera-- made real.

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