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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.





no. 7 sub

All the subs at No. 7 Sub are 9 bucks.
Are they tasty? I hope so. Because they sure sound tasty!
But just a bone to pick here. What makes a veggie sub as
expensive as a roast beef one?

[image via Serious Eats]

Note to self:

Go to No. 7 Sub,* yet another new retail hot-spot to open recently at The (good ole) Ace Hotel. Try the Olive Oil Poached Tuna** with haricots verts, fried shallots and cilantro. Invite someone to try the General Tso's Tofu (hint hint husband) with pickled rhubarb,*** peas and roasted garlic, because sharing sandwich halves makes sandwich-eating much more funner-er.

*No. 7 Sub is no new-comer to the NYC restaurant scene. No. 7 Restaurant in Fort Greene, Brooklyn came first. Mmm, their menu sounds kinda yummy.

**Yes, tuna with no mayo!! So very hard to find, and so much more delicious. I think Italian-style tuna is finally catching on.

***Pickled rhubarb? I'm game.

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Anonymous Heather Fonseca said...

Hi Elaine,
I just found your blog the other day. Since you say in your "about" section that you like hearing comments I thought I'd leave a line or two. Your blog is quickly becoming one of my favorites. It's nice to see that one can blog about food as well as fashion. I've been writing my own blog for a while and sometimes I struggle to define myself, but maybe I don't have to?
Anyway keep up the good work!

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