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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.





5 boro bike tour checklist, part 3

Mile 23 = Greenpoint. That is comforting. Is there a crime in only doing 23 miles? I know a lot of "completists" out there would say yes; but I am hoping to change their minds... Does this make me a quitter? Anyway, with the bestest possible Yes-I-Can (but I probably won't) Attitude, I bring you installment #3 of my checklist.
  1. Got the back of the pen off. Hooray.
  2. Jimmied the lock. Didn't work.
  3. Slight panic is setting in.
  4. Must cut 4 slits in the back like Wired suggests, and try again.
  5. Oh no, learned that Kryptonite is bolt-cutter-proof.
  6. Spun with Kyle. Great class, great music, and Kyle has a large vocabulary. What could be better? But the class is later. I wound up eating dinner at 9pm. Starved. Irrational. Must take the inferior earlier class on Mondays from now on instead. Nothing is perfect.

The whole 42 mile route ends with a long wait to take the ferry from Staten Island.
To this I reply, why not cut out Staten Island, the wait and the long ride back from
Lower Manhattan and just double back in good ole BK? It makes a lot of sense when
you think about it you know.

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