Monday, August 27, 2007

collections


dancenow festival

First off, if you've been looking for my Sneek Peak at design*sponge, sorry for the delay. I had to reshoot the photos, but it should be up soon.

and...I am psyched to be performing as part of a group piece at Dance Theater Workshop's (DTW) dancenOw festival. I will be dancing with AnD Dance | Aaron Draper on Thursday, September 6. Woo hoo. DTW is an awesome venue. If you live in NYC and are unfamiliar with the downtown dance scene, dancenOw is a good opportunity to get a taste of what's going on. The festival, which runs from September 4 to 10 at DTW, features dozens of NYC choreographers.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

a la musée avec mes amis français

One of the best parts of living in NYC is that people come to visit- relatives, friends, online friends, friends of friends. This summer I met with people from London, Los Angeles, Portland, L.A. via Tampa, and now France. I had a great visit yesterday avec le cousin de la mariée de mon cousin et ta petite amie. (with my cousin's wife's cousin and his girlfriend.) As an architecture student, he was interested in seeing The Guggenheim. It's not one of the museums I frequent- probably having to do with the admission price. But I saw the value in going there with out of town guests. Frank Lloyd Wright's ingenious design of open galleries along a spiraled ramp allows for conversation and casual viewing. It's just a fun museum to go to- always changing and something for everyone. The exterior is undergoing a major structural renovation and is now encased (in rather beautiful) wooden scaffolding. I hope that an interior renovation follows. Gorgeous but shabby details exist everywhere- curved wooden reception desks, a built-in bank of phone booths, circular patterns in both the terrazzo floors and outside on the sidewalk, and small, individual bathrooms on each floor. Being in the Guggenheim makes one think of how artists imagined the future in the 1950's- that buildings would be designed for maximum efficiency while encouraging human interaction within a pleasing aesthetic environment.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

n.e.e.t.

I just sent in my ad for the fall issue of N.E.E.T., a beautiful online magazine out of the UK which focuses on indie fashion. N.E.E.T. truly illustrates the unlimited possibilities of the internet. Create an online magazine that uses the familiar layout of a print fashion mag, and they will come!

Monday, August 20, 2007

brainiacs

Last night I had the good fortune of attending the brilliant Stan Apps' poetry reading at Unnameable Books in Prospect Heights. Stan is a good friend from my L.A. days, and he reads in NYC a couple of times a year. Stan is so good that even if you think you don't like poetry, you will instantly fall in love with his work if you attend a reading. See him in all his awesomeness reading about Elmo at last year's Flarf Festival.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

collections






buttons

Friday, August 17, 2007

rainy night in nyc

listening to: wnyu

watching: 21 jump street

reading: movement research performance journal

Thursday, August 16, 2007

west side!

I've been putting together some new pieces for Ritual Adornments in Santa Monica. I worked there for a good part of my stay in L.A. and it remains one of my favorite places to visit when I go back. The style of jewelry I make for them is different than what I sell on the site and in my Brooklyn shops. but I've always done well there, and I'm glad to continue selling with them. (thanks Joel & Cece!) Check out my Western style in these bag charm/key chains that I completed today.

Monday, August 13, 2007

again

on saturday when I got back to manhattan from the ferry at whitehall, I kept walking instead of getting back on the r train. I walked north on water st. then meandered a bit through the south st. seaport area- there are some old, old blocks there. lively waterfront type bars with merry drunk people hanging out front, on narrow cobblestone streets. the brooklyn bridge was ahead and i crossed under it, as I could the see the municipal building at centre and chambers up and to the left, to catch the j. to the right near the water were robert moses houses, and again, I was amazed at the blocks of manhattan that exist, which most people overlook, or have no to reason to go to. the city's emphasis has been at the center, neglecting the edges. the robert moses houses are tucked away near bridge entrances here and there, all over the city. the path to centre st. is blocked by a massive police headquarters. I crossed back under the bridge, through a sloping 70's style bricked park taken over by skaters. some kid on a bike with a curly fro was being photographed by a slick girl with a sweet camera setup.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

staten island

shipped out an etsy order this a.m., then got dressed and went down town to catch the ferry to staten island. trip-py. it runs 24 hours, every half hour to an hour, and is free. such a beautiful day out. the ride is so cool b/c you get to see the whole harbor with no obstruction- all the little views i've seen from various parts of manhattan and brooklyn all put together. Now I would love to take one of those cruises around manhattan. staten island itself is not what I expected. I've approached it from the south by car and I know it gets more suburban. I thought the portion facing manhattan would be more urban- sort of like queens. not so. It's more like a small rural town. no pretense or desire to be cool. no starbucks. barely any cafes or shops. close to the water on the northwest tip is the small village of st. george, where I walked around. it's a historic residential district of victorian and craftsman houses. the island itself is hilly, and the houses are tucked in to the side of the hill on that side.

I caught the eye of the neighborhood drunk, who followed me around for a little while. a guy in his 50's named george lewis, who was glad to share his life story and kept asking me if I was scared of him. (slipping in that his *girlfriend* had placed a restraining order on him, just before we walked by her house, where she was standing outside) I ditched him after a while, just as he most sincerely tried to ask me out. I really stood out in that neighborhood I guess. most of the tourists just get off the ferry, turn around, and take the next one back.

Friday, August 10, 2007

working on


new necklaces for ritual adornments.

Sunday, August 5, 2007