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.
"new" and "improved"
Just installed last week. The new courts at Bryant Park.
So here it is. The new surface. I don't know about this at all. I prefer a sliding game like the simulated Har-Tru they used to have
. Sure it wasn't so level, and a little dusty, with the occasional pesky puddle that you had to dodge, but it made you feel like you were in the Great Outdoors!
I don't know about this marble with its harness and its seams. How are you supposed to wear stilettos while playing* without getting heel stuck in the crack and throwing out your back? Let me put it this way. I don't like change. I know that's not a particularly cool thing to admit. But it's true. Don't get me wrong, I do like new. As in new sweaters, new ideas, new horizons, new shoes. But not change. Perhaps the change I don't like is "change in dynamics." Like for example, this new playing surface at Bryant Park Ping Pong. Sure it's a quote unquote improvement. A quote unquote upgrade. But is it better?
*worn for the purpose of psyching out your male opponent. Believe me, this works.
Labels: bryant park, new york, ping pong, push pull