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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.





ghost sign

This sign is gorgeous. Obviously I like it. Look at my Twitter background. I love letters with individual light bulbs. Love! And I love the ghost old signage underneath. This gives me good ideas... [image via zimbio.com]

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tea haiku

It is 14 degrees in NYC today.
So I poured myself a cup of tea.
Green tea with peach.
Not my cup of tea.




coming soon

Well folks, starting tonight, I am redesigning my Website. Time for change. And learning more coding. Div codes and the like.

It was oodles of fun making this page today -- which is now up -- and the old lovingly-hand-coded html site is down. www.elaineperlov.com



cold haiku

Have warm-enough coat, will travel.





An oldie but a goodie. Wearing my butterfly necklace today.

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a twist (and a few knots) on a paper bag

Look at how cool this bag is! Would it disintegrate in a rain storm? (It's crocheted out of paper twine.)

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Wow, crêpes seem simple to make. Well the mixture seems simple to make. Cooking it is another story.

Then again, perhaps this is not a good time to introduce a white flour-based element to my otherwise healthy banana.

crêpe batter:
1/2 Cup water
1/2 Cup flour
2 eggs
1 C milk

Blend in blender until smooth. Refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight. Cook them in a non-stick 9" pan with e.v. olive oil. Yes, the recipe calls for butter, but I prefer e.v. olive oil. Call me strange. Also, I think I'd change it to skim milk and whole wheat flour. Then again, I'll probably just stick with a banana with some yogurt. I'll keep you posted.




i am a test pattern. gee (10th edition)

We interrupt this longer-than-usual (record-setting?) 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, "Why has Facebook robbed my blog of my musings?" and answers like, "Oh, because I get instant feedback on Facebook, and it's nice to get feedback on your thoughts, because, let's face it, feedback is sort of inspiring." Well in any case, it's time to put up a new post, instead of that Twitter is Bleak one, because that's a bit on the depressing side of things. So here goes.  Please enjoy my recent faves from the recent archives, more autobiographical in nature, but still interesting. To me.

Oh, and Happy New Year!!

  1. 52:32!!!
  2. Outfit Flashcards
  3. Venus, Goddess of Love
  4. Thanks Apartment Therapy
  5. Cake Stalk

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