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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.






Spaghetti with pesto, arugula salad

Monday. Raining. Blah. Tonight was definitely a pasta night; i.e., I had no ideas for dinner, and no gumption. Well, at least it's pesto. That's pretty exciting.

arugula salad with artichoke & lemon

whole wheat spaghetti with pesto, zucchini, carrot, tomato




costume national, always appealing

hmm, interesting collar

Want. Yoox.

Update, 5.14.2011
Even today, I continue to want this jacket. Instead I bought a cool blazer at Esprit yesterday. And then had some Red Mango frozen yogurt in Koreatown.

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central park. now that's iconic!

I've been wanting to do an officially timed NYRR race since the Coney Island 5k.This race is a definite possibility. The Central Park Conservancy Run. 4 miles. 8am. Saturday, July 16. Well that's early. I could do that, right? And it would be in Central Park, which would be totally iconic! I am guessing there will be some hills. And some heat.

The route:
Start on East Drive at 68th Street, head north to make a left/west turn onto the 102nd Transverse. Continue until West Drive for a left/south turn onto the west Drive. Race concludes with a left/east turn to finish on the 72nd Street Transverse.

I'm signing up.




maybe possibly kinda cool

I don't know. This top looks very "designer" on the hanger, even though it's only from the Gap. Very drapey. Potentially flattering. Or not so very. I'll have to try it on.

Update, 5.10.11
Fabric, really good. Cut, really bad. Pocket, very strange.

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Bookmarc. Catchy, isn't it? [image via Racked]

Did you hear that Marc Jacobs is in the book business? Yes, Bookmarc on Bleecker. He took over the lease of an existing bookstore. So I asked the sales person, "Do you have any Hemingway?" "Yes! Of course," he said and went over to look. "Oh, we're fresh out." (Yeah sure. Like you ever carried Hemingway.)

I suggested, "Maybe if Gristedes goes out of business, he could take over their lease, and call it 'Marctedes.' In the produce section, he could sell Andy Warhol-style bananas instead of real ones. You know, they would have zippers, because they're actually change purses."