click here to maximize your minimalism!
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are you a fonts enthusiast? a typophile?
find the beauty on your daily walk! take time to notice the details of your landscape.
there is nothing like seeing a great handbag in action.
plastics are our future. how can you resist plastic? it is so shiny and pleasing. I have a penchant for plastics.
chronicling my quest for the one true
have you ever noticed the similarity between nyc fire call boxes and benevolent Kannon, goddess of mercy?
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!
who says there are no more 'new ideas' in art and design? the newness is in the juxtaposition.
this is how I really get things done. with my little green co-worker/task-master.
clothing & accessories design
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
in the blog press
the girl who ate everything
(into) the fray
far too cute
couture in the city
high fashion girl
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
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
Domino, Elle Decor (British), ARTnews, Art in America, Wallpaper
favorite heel style
the wedge, but a sleek modern interpretation
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.
my quest for the golden paddle
I was cordially invited to play in the Alloy Digital 2009 Ping Pong Classic at SPiN New York
last night, and oh what a time it was! I ate a lot of flavored popcorn and improved aspects of my game by taking two giant steps back from the table (so that's why my returns kept flying all over the place!) and definitely improved my slice. I think I probably maybe even could advance to the second round next year. I lost 21-19 to Arthur, a ringer brought in from the outside. So close!!!! And I was down 18-9. But he was a gentleman and a great opponent. Very much fun was had by me. I think I should try out my snazzy new SPiN moves at Bryant Park
SPiN New York is a membership-based
subterranean ping pong club on 23rd Street and Park Avenue, complete with full bar and full menu
of sandwiches, burgers, popcorn, salads, ice cream sandwiches and ice pops, because really, what more victuals do you need when you're working up a sweat at the tables?
I didn't win the golden paddle, but I did come away with logo sweatbands commemorating the event, a matching Bjorn Borg-style headband, and a foam finger!! I am (unironically) truly excited about the foam finger. Do you know how much fun it is to walk through the subway waving your giant yellow foam finger, cheering yourself on while people can't help but stare? I think I want to wear my foam finger all the time. Especially while commuting.
The set-up at SPiN is pretty sweet.
And another high point: I met Judah Friedlander
!!!!! I'm not going to describe him as 30 Rock
's Judah Friedlander, because he's been in other things too. Like American Splendor
. Here's how it went down. Me: "I'm sorry to say that we're going to have to bump you... We're playing the first round of a tournament on this table... And yes, I did just take photos of you, and yes I am going to blog about you. Sorry to be so goofy, but my husband and I are big fans of yours." And he was so nice. We got into a conversation. We chatted. It was pretty darn awesome. Ping pong people are good people.
A bucket of balls at every table with ball boys all around.
You never had to chase a ball! So this is how the other half lives.
Parmesan, parseley and Maldon salt popcorn in between points.
This match was a great one! I should have taken a video instead.
The Finals match was a fight to the finish. Amazingly long points.
Crazy fast returns.
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