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.
the ace hotel is a comfy place to hang
At long last, The Ace Hotel Post is up! Sorry for the delay.
I had so many pics to Photoshop for this one.
I think it's best to keep this post a photo essay with little comment from me.
Just see for yourself, and enjoy.
Just inside the front door......is a minimalist flower concession.
Shiny new check-in area.
Where else in NYC can you combine trendy people-watching with a comfy place to sit on a cold day? Well, probably any place in NYC that has seats. But then again, The Ace Hotel
on 29th and Broadway is a brand new scene to explore, study, make field notes and theorize about, and the like. So why not go to The Ace? You can take your coffee from the Stumptown Cafe
and occupy some pricey real estate in the lobby for as long as you like. Really, they don't mind!The Ace Hotel
20 W 29th Street
Stumptown Coffee Roasters is the cafe in The Ace Hotel.
Enter on 29th Street or through the lobby. There's always a line.
But it moves fast.
My favorite barista.
Action-packed. The barista is a blur. Do they all wear ironic hats?
Yes, I do believe they do.
Taste of the case at Stumptown Cafe.
I always opt for the same. A soft pretzel and a macchiato.
(Two of the few offerings sans pork.) Yes The Ace loves the pig.
I think it is trendy to love pig. So they do. Oops, and I said
I wasn't going to editorialize here...
Labels: ace hotel, hotels, trend