click here to maximize your minimalism!
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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.
five miles with sheryl
I already ran last night, so I initially declined Sheryl's invitation to run together tonight. I never run back-to-back days. But that was precisely why I changed my mind this morning and said yes. What would it be like to run back-to-back days? Could I do it? Probably. And I would feel so proud of myself when I accomplished it. And why would I want to miss out on running with Sheryl? She's a friend from the neighborhood and she runs somewhere around my pace. She could push me to go faster! And we're running five miles to the Pepsi sign and back. That's totally iconic. And you know how I feel about iconic runs. I love them! Well as it turned out, it was one of my fastest runs. Sheryl, in training for the NYC Marathon, has gotten fast. And wow, can she keep a steady cadence. It's amazing. I learned a lot. We had lots of fun, took some pics that were way too sweaty to post (it was hotttt out there tonight), and took in the beautiful sights over the Pulaski Bridge to Long Island City. This is her photo of the Gantry Cranes at night with the Empire State Building shining bright. Isn't it a gorgeous view?
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