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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.





garment district mini-garden

Should you need your own personal meditation time, find this planter
on the NW corner of 39th & Broadway.

Now that my Garment District Zen Garden has been majorly tampered with (they removed the entire Modernist beautiful Milliken Building to which it was attached, but more on that later), I must seek visual peace in other places. Will this moonscape-style planter perched atop a self-serve newspaper kiosk on a crowded corner do?

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can you believe these prices?

I can't. I believe in free fashion shows. They should always be free. As they are in Paris, Milan and New York. $400? Oh well. Let them eat cake.

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dumpster diving

Well, there's probably no diving, per se. Because these pools are only 8 x 22 feet; but they are indeed dumpsters. You've probably heard about these alterna-pools hitting Park Avenue during the Summer Streets program in NYC. I have vaguely, but totally forgot. Good news: if you want to check out this spectacle, you can do it this Saturday! I am rather excited.

There will be three pools just south of Grand Central on Park Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets. Pool hours this Saturday, August 21, are 7am-1pm. Get there early if you want to take a dip because bracelets will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis. Swimmers (I think I should say "dippers" here because there's no room for actual swimming) enter in shifts, 10 per pool.

Talk about feeling packed like sardines in a can. Ah New York. You are so crowded and crowd-controlling.

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fashion's night out

So they've finally done what they've been threatening to do. Sell tickets to a fashion show. And if you're interested in participating in what Fashion's Night Out touts as "the largest public fashion show in New York City history" (New York institutions just love hyperbole), then you best get ready to click at the stroke of 10am tomorrow! Or if you're the wait-in-line-all-night type, you should grab your camping chair or whatever and head on over to the Alice Tully Hall or Avery Fisher Hall box office right now (Lincoln Center, Broadway at 65th Street). Again, tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am. Here's the box office phone number too: 212.721.6500.

The event will take place on the Josie Robertson Plaza, near the main fountain. Good luck!

I have a better idea. Just get a dinner reservation at Rosa Mexicano and request to be seated near the window upstairs!

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simply fontastic!

Tell me this doesn't look like lips and teeth?

All images from the same building in Old City, Philadelphia

I love the decay on these letters. LETTERS and USED should both become fonts, for sure.

While I'm at it, I'm throwing in an escutcheon for good measure. Because who doesn't love a good escutcheon?

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i am a test pattern. gee (9th edition)

We interrupt the blog silence to bring you one of these test pattern "best of" posts. Admittedly, it is a stall tactic while I wrestle with such issues as "Is blogging kinda sorta dead?" and "What will be the next thing?" I do love blogging despite the possibly out-of-fashion nature of blogging. Where else could I publish my musings after all? I still have them. I've just been publishing them on my Facebook page instead, where admittedly, I love the feedback. I love a good audience.

I have a more than a few musings to publish; in the meantime, please enjoy my recent faves from the recent archives.

  1. I Think the Line Goes, If I 'Were' a Rich Girl
  2. My Quest for the Golden Paddle
  3. High-Brow Pretzels
  4. Snowy Musings on Bags and Things of That Nature
  5. Alicia K Had a Group Show Back in October
  6. Wimbledon Anyone?

For more archived faves, click on the .gee logo to the left.

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