click here to maximize your minimalism!
click here to view my favorites from the archives. gee
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.
5 boro bike tour checklist, part 1
My beautiful but dusty but well-seasoned but heavy
one-up-from-bottom-of-the-line mountain bike
locked to itself, with no sign of a key.
Seeing as I am doing the 5 Boro Bike Tour
for the first time ever, I thought I'd write some regular updates until Tour date, Sunday May 2, 2010. So that gives me 3 months to train (spinning classes once a week, swimming, weights, running, and eventually riding my actual bike in my actual neighborhood), get outfitted (yes that means new gear because all my old gear is really old), and find the key to my U-lock, else have my bike be forever locked to the railing in my hall, with 2 flat tires.
- First things first. Get UV protection cycling gear. Check. I got an awesome wicking hoodie from the Asics store on 42nd, near Bryant Park. The fabric is so cool and waffle-y. And it's purple to match my bike!
- And while I was there, I got a shirt that wicks too (in blue, not orange). Also UV blocking. You can never have too many wicking layers while on the bike.
- What sneakers should I wear? Probably just my basic Brooklyn-style Saucony's.
- Should I buy a new pair of cycling tights? I have my eye on these by Pearl Izumi.
- Or these from Bike Nashbar. These could be really comfy.
- Must buy a Bic pen to pop my lock and free my bike from its shackles. I hope it works.
My new UV blocking hoodie and shirt from Asics!
Labels: 5 boro bike tour, my bike