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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.





mystery lettuce

I tried a new lettuce from the farmer's market this Saturday. I wish I could remember the name. It was similar to a Bibb or Boston -- soft and mild and easy to work with. Maybe they'll have it next week and I'll write it down. I used it immediately with heirloom tomatoes, red onion, feta from Astoria and a truffle balsamic glaze we got from The Tasting Room in Greenpoint. Greenpointers, if you haven't gone to The Tasting Room yet, go check it out. It's new-ish, located in the mini-industrial area on Dobbin Street, and chock-full of Italian specialty foods from Puglia. And yes, there are many free tastes to get you in the buying mood. ‪#‎wegofarandwideforouringredients‬

The Tasting Room
108 Dobbin Street
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6

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summer slingbacks by charlotte

I really debated about putting these on the chopping block; i.e., Ebay. I debated for like two months. Well they're available now. http://bit.ly/Wiw4Si I'm pleased with the photos; but I still might take them back. Ivory faceted studs in brass settings. So lovely and unusual. And I have a belt to match...

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the greek cuban

Husband, I made a Greek Cuban. That's what I'm calling it. Pressed mini pretzel roll, grilled veggie baloney, a thin slice of feta, lots of mustard (both sides of the bread), and for the pickle since we're out of pickles, a pickled jalapeño!! It's really good! I will make you one!




elaine perlov dot com

Updated my Website last week

More updates will be happening behind the scenes, while I attempt to teach myself HTML5. I also want to get all my runway shows digitized so I can put them online! Big plans.




of birds and trees stackable teapot for one

To make a long story somewhat the same length, I saw this faux bois stackable teapot at The Plaza's "Foodhall" last Fall, and while I was still deciding if I wanted it for the last eight months, surprise, someone bought the one and only one they had. So cut to yesterday and finding it online from a florist in Houston, but then finding out the shipping will be more than the pot, I said no. Cut to today and Ebay and finding it for less + free shipping, I clicked "Buy It Now" with fervor (at last, a decisive act vis-à-vis this teapot), and it's already on it's way to me. Color me pleased with Ebay once again.

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nye in june

You can file this under helium balloon anomalies. On June 30, the last of our New Year's Eve balloons fizzled. It lasted a full six months. I think it was from Dos Caminos on Park Avenue. I guess we should remove it, but I doubt we will.

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