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 2
According to the 5 Boro Bike Tour Website
, it's only 82 days until Tour Date. I prefer to think of it as 3 months. I am really getting into this house-cleaning stuff in order to find my bike key. Instead, I found my bike-y wrap-around sunglasses, my bike gloves, flat-changing tools, helmet and a box of CDs we forget we had. And I also found 2 different U-lock keys, neither of which work on my lock. A mystery, to be sure. So here's the latest checklist. If you haven't read the first checklist, read the first one first
. It's a series.
- Purchased a Bic pen last night from the newstand guy for 85 cents. Gotta love NY.
- Attempted to remove the back of the pen with all sorts of implements but failed. Gave up.
- Found a cooler Bic pen online by Martin Margiela. Maybe the feather pops off easier and I can use this one.
- Washed my bike gloves. They look like they still work. Good, no new gloves necessary.
- Spinning class tonight. 6:15 with Kyle. Wearing a sparkly barette to distinguish myself in the peloton.
- Carbo-loaded, just in case, with broccoli pizza. And sushi. Hopefully I won't make a habit of double-lunching. This could defeat the purpose.
- Thought about having a piece of cake because I'll be "burning so many calories tonight" with the spinning and the swimming, but begged myself to stop deluding myself. It worked for now. But I am still thinking about cake.
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