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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.





warm fuzzies

At last, I have blade covers! I am as happy as an 8-year-old! I think I have wanted blade covers since I was 8... Well I got them. And they were only 9 bucks! Why have I waited so long? Truth be told, I had no idea where to buy them. For those of you who also have no idea, and have been longing for warm fuzzy terrycloth elasticized blade covers, go to Paragon on Broadway and 18th! They rock. I got red ones.




yes, i will have s'more please

Just one more post, before I get back to holiday shopping... Alicia Kachmar, my favorite crochet artist, strikes again with the cutest s'more you ever did see. Don't you want to get a lot of these? I sure do. Alicia, if you are reading this, I love my Cowboy Safety Cone and my Snow-Proof Safety Cone so very much. I think I shall be purchasing again very soon!

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back to back to twitter

Well, what I was going to talk about in that last one about my getting back to Twitter was that I stumbled upon Big Gay Ice Cream Twittering his little heart out (even though it's the ice cream off-season and Big Gay is a bassoonist in a symphony in the off-season) and properly maintaining his awesome indie brand which he built so cleverly this summer. If I had any sense, I wouldn't have stopped blogging and Twittering recently, but I kinda got busy with teen blogging for a well-known denim company with whom I am currently employed. So yes, good reason, but I do love my blog, and feel terrible when I don't write down some thoughts and ideas and finds here. So here's what I found today: Alicia Kachmar, whom I wrote about this past fall, made a Big Gay Ice Cream ornament, which is so darn cute and lovely and sweet, that you want to just impulse purchase one right away! Don't you? I do. And the great part about the ornament is that it is so New York sub-culture street culture indie culture that you feel good being in-the-know about it.

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back to twitter

I am finally back Twittering and it's fun again. I got soured on Twitter when Lucky un-followed me. These things sort of bug me. I mean, how fickle can you be? I wrote such a nice piece on them too. Boo Lucky. Or should I say BOO intern who writes the Lucky Twitter page. Boo!



blue shimmer dreams

I went all the way down to 16th or so Street on the V to check out these blue shimmer tights at Old Navy, and while I was shopping, impulse-added another pair of dark purple tights, a tank in the same purple, and a really cute black and white umbrella with a red handle to add to my spoils, waited on a longer-than-long line, only to find out that the socks only -- not the tights -- were 50% off. Well sorry lady I said to the checker (although I wasn't so rude as to call her "lady") but the thrill is gone. I was here for the half-price tights.

I'll have to wait ol' Old Navy out, and hope they put the tights on sale and still have my size. The shimmer wasn't the scratchy kind, and they'd be so cute with a dark denim skirt, so I want them. Maybe I'll just cough up the $9.50. I'm so darn cheap on principle sometimes. It really annoys me.

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vanilla sugar

I can't get enough of these cookies. And this blog. Just lookin'. But wow.



haiku friday!

It's time to tell you what I've been thinking about (well not by any means all of it, because that would get boring), so I will be doing some haiku-style posts, until I can manage to write a whole in-depth thought about something again. I blame my lack of recent posts on Facebook. And the end of language. And that sort of thing.

Hey it's better than nothing, right?

In spring!