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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.





another egg timer success story

Wow, people are finding some of my organizing tips useful!!! I am so excited! I have had a lot of good feedback, especially from working artists and from those who run their own companies. Many love the egg timer and have put it to good use. Allow me to transcribe this phone message I received today from my friend who is a painter:

It works! It works! 'What works?' you ask. The egg timer. I took the day off today and it is just fantastic. I got myself a 5 dollar egg timer. It is just so much fun. It's like, [whispers loudly in egg timer voice] 'ten minutes!' But I've got to go now. I've got to finish my things. But I wanted to tell you. See you at the studio. Bye!

You see? The egg timer commands you to do it, and you do it. No more messy deep inside your head stuff. It works!

And also today, I saw on my stats that there was another seeker of my kooky organizing advice. That person typed in "organizing fashion design workspace" into Google, and sadly, did not come up with the pertinent entries on my blog, of which there are many on that topic. Instead he/she was lead to the general "blogspot.com." Alas. Unfortunately, the indexing of information on blogs is not always the most specific. But I urge you all to use the SEARCH TOOLBAR at the top of the page once you land here, and persevere in your searches.

That person gives me a good idea though. I will provide more on the topic of how I organize my workspace. And I will provide photos too. Stay tuned.

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Blogger Jennifer said...

elaine! thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. i love your site, and i LOVE your clothes, especially that silvery tunic and that green silk obi sash.

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