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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.





another pair of shoes?

I love these shoes! And I found them for the rock-bottomest price online after trying them on at a shoe store next door to my work, and finding them actually comfortable. But still. Buy or not buy? I love the color combination. But will they suit me? Do I have more than one outfit that will go with them? I tend to say YES BUY THEM! But I can't click the checkout button just yet. Help?

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signs say no

I'm loving my new camera! It's a Canon Power Shot. I got a card reader today. It's so awesome. Anyway, I've been wanting to take a pic of this all week. Near my Y.



lincoln center

Even if it's just to get a shower curtain at Bed Bath & Beyond during lunch, I get excited taking the subway to Lincoln Center. Lincoln Center is still the greatest symbol of New York to me. I saw ballet dancers warming up in a practice room at Alice Tully Hall. I saw a guy carrying a trombone in a soft case & thought of my friend Ellen. I saw a lady on the subway who looked just like Leontyne Price. We smiled at each other sweetly.

66th Street Lincoln Center, 1 train downtown




pop of color

The chaos that is my desk today. Pruned the Seventeen flowers. New phone. Lottsa water. People en EspaƱol cardboard speakers.



new camera haiku

My camera! It's blue metallic! 
My initial! It's silver! 
And it's the e in dollhouse. 



thanks seventeen

This beautiful arrangement was waiting for me at my desk, the day after our photo shoot. So pretty with lilacs and roses and lilies. Thanks Seventeen!