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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.





don't just stand there. accessorize! (part 2)

These shoes seem like they are so comfortable. I tried them on, not even in my size, and they were comfortable. Now I have to hunt them down in all Kenneth Cole stores all over the city. They are half off right now! I love the stitching. Very karate belt.

I have now come to the conclusion that Kenneth Cole shoes are worth the investment. After wearing these for a year, my feet are so happy, even on the unforgiving NYC pavement.

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don't just stand there. accessorize!

It seems that every time I go shopping for a particular item, I instead come home with a skinny silver belt. Yesterday's silver belt from J. Crew.

Crackle silver! So beautiful.

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vendy awards!

The Vendy Awards Finalists have been announced, complete with videos. Having sampled their huaraches at the Brooklyn Flea, I vote for Country Boys.

If you haven't heard of the Vendy Awards, read all about it here.

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couture falls on hard times

A bag suitable for a bag lady?
[image via SLY]

Now this is a Chanel bag I can afford. I know precisely where to get the chain too. I am totally making one of these. Ah the layers of irony. I love it.

Via Jak & Jil by way of SLY.

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bonita closed?

Bonita on Bedford Ave in Williamsburg
[image from Kleen Construction]

The word on the street in Williamsburg is that Bonita is now closed. They were due to close on August 15, but it seems that they packed it in earlier than anticipated. Thursday, July 30 to be exact. Did you know that this Mexican restaurant on Bedford is part of the Diner/Marlow & Sons/Marlow & Daughters empire built by Andrew Tarlow and Mark Firth? I had no idea, until I started to do a little research. Check out this interview with Andrew and Mark on Index Magazine. Their story is pretty interesting.

No word yet if there are plans to relocate. According to Eater, Bonita closed due to ongoing issues with the landlord and the inability to get a liquor license in this space. If you are craving their particular Mexican cuisine, check out Bonita II in Fort Greene (243 DeKalb).

Update, 10:15am
According to Brooklyn Based, former executive chef of Diner/Marlow/Bonita, Caroline Findanza plans to open her own place called Saltie's at 378 Metropolitan. (The space was formerly Cheeks Bakery.) When did Findanza leave Diner? This I did not know. Stay tuned!

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it's twitter deal time

Time for another Twitter Shopping Deal. Enter TWITTER25 at checkout to receive 25% off all Skirts, Jewelry and Tees on elaineperlov.com. Now through Monday August 17. Happy Summer everyone!

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and now for a meditative room

From Apartment Therapy's 2009 Smallest Coolest Pad contest. I love the couch and the giant letter on the wall. We have a lot of similar elements in our apartment.

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plants in a birdcage

I saw so many amazing arrangements of plants at Sprout Home in Williamsburg last week, that I am now full of ideas. A particularly eye-catching arrangement: succulents in a yellow birdcage! Clever idea. The way I see it, all I have to find is a birdcage on E-bay. And some yellow enamel paint at a hardware store. And make an arrangement of plants. Or I could just get the amazing yellow birdcage at Sprout Home. We'll see how things go.



take a bao

Check out how cool this is: Take A Bao's Webpage, concept, and restaurant. A bao is a Chinese steamed bun, and if you are a fan of the bun, you must check out this place. It's in LA on Santa Monica Boulevard, kind of near Wilshire.

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