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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.





the ace hotel is a comfy place to hang

At long last, The Ace Hotel Post is up! Sorry for the delay.
I had so many pics to Photoshop for this one.

I think it's best to keep this post a photo essay with little comment from me.
Just see for yourself, and enjoy.

Just inside the front door...

...is a minimalist flower concession.

Shiny new check-in area.

The lobby is 1800s-grand-style.

And I love the lighting. It's definitely pre-electricity-style lighting.
Like at the Park Avenue Armory. Another one of my favorite spots.

Of course the whole 1800s pre-electricity aesthetic is just a pose.
Because there is wireless. But of course.

Where else in NYC can you combine trendy people-watching with a comfy place to sit on a cold day? Well, probably any place in NYC that has seats. But then again, The Ace Hotel on 29th and Broadway is a brand new scene to explore, study, make field notes and theorize about, and the like. So why not go to The Ace? You can take your coffee from the Stumptown Cafe and occupy some pricey real estate in the lobby for as long as you like. Really, they don't mind!

The Ace Hotel
20 W 29th Street
New York

Stumptown Coffee Roasters is the cafe in The Ace Hotel.
Enter on 29th Street or through the lobby. There's always a line.
But it moves fast.

My favorite barista.

Action-packed. The barista is a blur. Do they all wear ironic hats?
Yes, I do believe they do.

Taste of the case at Stumptown Cafe.

I always opt for the same. A soft pretzel and a macchiato.
(Two of the few offerings sans pork.) Yes The Ace loves the pig.
I think it is trendy to love pig. So they do. Oops, and I said
I wasn't going to editorialize here...

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Anonymous vakantiehuizen denia said...

Lovely destination for every one..........Really..???????? This place is so beautiful,so natural....Full touch of total natural beauty.....Perfect destination for the new wedding couple for there honeymoon days...!!! I really want to visit this place its lovely and Romantic destination for the people who want to spent some time in the far away from the whole world in the palm of the nature...!!!!!!!!!!!

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