click here to maximize your minimalism!
click here to view my favorites from the archives. gee
are you a fonts enthusiast? a typophile?
find the beauty on your daily walk! take time to notice the details of your landscape.
there is nothing like seeing a great handbag in action.
plastics are our future. how can you resist plastic? it is so shiny and pleasing. I have a penchant for plastics.
chronicling my quest for the one true
have you ever noticed the similarity between nyc fire call boxes and benevolent Kannon, goddess of mercy?
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!
who says there are no more 'new ideas' in art and design? the newness is in the juxtaposition.
this is how I really get things done. with my little green co-worker/task-master.
clothing & accessories design
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
in the blog press
the girl who ate everything
(into) the fray
far too cute
couture in the city
high fashion girl
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
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
Domino, Elle Decor (British), ARTnews, Art in America, Wallpaper
favorite heel style
the wedge, but a sleek modern interpretation
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.
5 boro bike tour checklist, part 4
I just read 5 Boro Bike Tour Checklist, Part 3
and realized some updates are necessary. In a surprise move, that can only be explained as "there is just no explanation for this," my bike lock key showed up on an orange coaster on my husband's desk shortly after I posted Part 3
. I cannot explain this at all. I will not ask why, and just continue rejoicing that my bike is free from its shackles! Here's what I've done lately to prep for the Tour.
- Ordered a whole bunch of goodies from Bike Nashbar, including
- New Bike Tights
- Chain Lube
- Chain Cleaner
- New gloves (my old ones are shot)
- Gave up on spinning (the class was too late)
- Started running instead
- Keeping up with the cross training (kick boxing, weights, body sculpting)
- Still wondering what sneakers to wear
- Cleaned my entire bike
- Found my bike pump and pumped up the tires!!!
Now I really want to ride the thing. Must figure out how the heck to ride in Brooklyn away from busses, aggressive crazy drivers and the like.
Labels: 5 boro bike tour, my bike