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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.





black rabbit

A little bit of fun at Black Rabbit last night. Their decor is gorgeous, cozy and classy. Don't you love saying "classy" every once in awhile? It's so New York/New Jersey. Do people in Texas say it? I doubt it.

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nyrr bronx 10-mile

I picked up our numbers yesterday at NYRR headquarters on E89th. The race gels are "latte" flavor. I might just try that during the course. I've never tried the gels before. Perhaps I am a tiny bit afraid. In other news, I drank my first three half-cups of Gatorade in my whole life on the course in Philly. Gatorade is super gross. But I think it helped.

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philly rock 'n' roll half marathon, second encore

We rocked Philadelphia! And we have medals to show for it!! 13.1 glorious miles.

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fixin' stuff

As it turns out, the purple Asics visor I ordered from Amazon for just eight dollars and change was an inch too small. No problem. I have lingerie elastic in every color! Now it fits great and matches my new Asics sneakers and Asics waffle hoodie. I feel very pulled together.




amsterdam & w79th

There is something aesthetically pleasing to me about fitting a single building in a frame. Taken out of context, it could be from any time period. Even its original time period. Well, except for the traffic light and street sign. That dates it. Just look at the color! I love this building.




the unofficial end of italian ice season

The best biscotti in all of NYC (as sampled by me thus far) is tied between Court Pastry Shop (since 1948, Sicilian) and an Italian bakery in Astoria on 30th Ave. But we were here yesterday for Italian ice! Two dollars for a small. You can't beat it. Can you believe this is a small? Can you tell I'm pretty excited about this fact? They had my favorite flavor -- cremolata -- which is almond with real almonds in it. They call it custard, but it was cremolata alright. Just amazing!

Court Pastry Shop
298 Court Street
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

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