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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.





when the blog world inspires the design world

It is my hopeful belief that one of my favorite blogs, It's (K)not Wood, inspired this trumpet table lamp with "birch print shade" from West Elm. At this point in blog history, the design world is certainly looking to the blog world, not only for artistic inspiration, but also for market research. My thinking about their thinking is this: Where there is a successful blog devoted to faux woodgrain, there must be a market for faux woodgrain.

Two additional pertinent examples come to mind. For their current March 2007 issue, Domino partnered with the reputable eco-blog, TreeHugger, to produce the "Green Issue," a resource for eco-minded products and services. Deborah Needleman, Editor-in-Chief, writes in a letter included with my special advance copy (Domino recently put me on a special bloggers list(!)), "I know for us, it was precisely the jump-start we needed to consistently make eco an integral part of our mix, and an important criterion for our inimitable filter of the marketplace." And what better place to look, than a blog with a demonstrated track record.

The second pertinent example is on MarthaStewart.com: a list I found called, "Essential web sites and sources (BETA)" which includes TreeHugger, CoolHunting, and other noted design-related blogs. Considering all of the fresh ideas the Martha staff has to generate each day, why not look to bloggers for market-tested inspiration?

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