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.
snapshots from paris: paris baguette!
The much-anticipated new Paris Baguette in New York's Koreatown!
Banquet seating in the front. Très luxe.
Good lighting. I'm a sucker for good decor.A subtle nod to French café society: metal stools originally
designed by Xavier Pauchard in 1934That's a lot of French pastries.
The self-serve station.
All the food bloggers have been wagging their tongues about Paris Baguette
, which opened in Koreatown on September 9. So much so, that I ran all the way to check it out! I ran because I just got a heart rate monitor watch, and wanted to see how many calories I could burn getting there. (Only 30, but I didn't eat anything, so it was win-win.) As you know from previous posts, one of my hobbies is dessert-gazing
. Not eating, just gazing. So enjoy the pics, and go taste for yourself. They have another Paris Baguette in Flushing, which I think I've actually been to for some reason. Again, I just gazed. What is it with me and loving to look at desserts?Paris Baguette
6 W 32nd Street (5th Avenue/Broadway, closer to 5th)
Grab yourself a tray and a pair of tongs and get ready to dig in!
Every pastry looks impeccable. And the place is fastidiously clean.
This light, flat sheet dotted with almonds fascinated me the most.
Japanese love "choux creme" too. I don't think the French refer to it as such...
These cakes are works of art. I'd definitely get
one for a dinner party.
I wonder how they taste?
...and now for the sinfully delicious (-looking)
I love the staff outfits: cute Paris-style striped shirts and berets.
The seating area in the back is also quite nice.
But I prefer the front banquets.
Checkout in the back. Lots of drinks too.
Like a matcha frappe. And cappuccino, etc.
Meet me for coffee!
This post is featured on Midtown Lunch for September 24, 2010
Labels: chandeliers, coffee, fascinating dessert of the day, koreatown, nyc, paris baguette