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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.





flight of the conchords

I recently rented and watched nearly all 12 episodes of Season 1 of Flight of the Conchords, and I have to say, I am a fan of their indie artist Brooklyn-style curly haired lovable mop top straight-faced something isn't quite right here offbeat senses of humor. I am looking forward to Season 2 being over so I can rent that next.




hayden-harnett wallet

Limited edition. Unique looking. Nice price. Made by a fellow Brooklyn independent designer. Now this is a purchase I could get behind. Hayden-Harnett is based in Greenpoint, at the end of my street! I think I will go browse today. When the rain lets up.

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mirrored silver

Even the name sounds sumptous. Mirrored silver. Leather Envelope. Yum. I saw this leather envelope on Lucky Magazine's Website today. And let me tell you, I was very tempted. Take a look. The Leather Envelope in question is by Anya Hindmarch of all people. Well, it is a bit out of my price range. Case closed on this one. It was the copy that tempted me in the end.

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in the end, i still have a thing for marc

Hypothetically speaking of course. If I were in the market for a Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, this is the one I would choose. Please do not buy it. I am still deciding.

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two-wheeled planter

A plant grows in a bike basket in Brooklyn.

My handlebars, sans plant.

I never thought of turning my bike into a planter, although I might as well, because it has been sitting in my hallway, unridden and locked to the banister since the movers brought it up the three flights of stairs three years ago. But I am still a bike rider at heart. I always yield to bikes, look both ways in the bike cross walk, never drive a car, and other courteous things, including giving couriers "the nod."

I hope this bike basket windowbox which I spied on Franklin Street in my neighborhood survives Hurricane Hanna today.

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