Friday, June 29, 2012

rossana orlandi/dwell

I just noticed that some of the work I shot during the Milan Furniture Fair in April is in the July/August issue of Dwell magazine. I had the pleasure of photographing Rossana Orlandi. I love her....she is amazing. This is my favorite of the lot. It captures her spirit I think...

Thursday, June 28, 2012

chair/aubock werkstatte

I got a crush on this chair when I was shooting at the Carl Aubock Werkstatte in Vienna. The only way I know this is that when I was editing through my images the other day I ran across about 15 images of this same chair. But isn't she cute? It's that tilt of her head. I feel like she is winking at me.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

rest/villa necchi

I find myself thinking about this couch in the sunroom at Villa Necchi a lot lately. I've had the flu - it is going on 5 days now - and to be perfectly honest, I am absolutely awful at being sick. Just the worst! I am never completely convinced I am actually sick enough to not work. So I keep trying to...
I imagine that if I was here, on this couch, I would be inclined to just stop. It seems like the perfect place to do that and maybe listen to the wind rustle in the trees. And rest.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

evening light/

chez moi.

Monday, June 25, 2012

morning light/

Friday, June 22, 2012

fort ross/california

A bit more of Fort Ross today. I know I don't have to explain why it is so good! Isn't it obvious from these images? I am one of those people that is a bit obsessed with "house" museums. (I know...what a revelation...) In my experience, there are different levels of house museum, or I guess history museum, in this case. The best of them are transporting and that is what some of the rooms at Fort Ross do for me. I cannot stop my brain from imagining what life would have been like when this fort was bustling. It remains relatively remote, which helps. The tool rooms are my favorites, though. Just beautiful.
Have a lovely and relaxing weekend friends!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

fort ross/california

I returned to one of my very favorite places on my little road trip this past Sunday. Fort Ross, the old Russian Fort near Sea Ranch. I love the way the legs of the chairs turn out. They are invariably happy, don't you think? No idea what is going on with the teeth on the underside of the table but I am fascinated. I thought it was expandable, but can find no evidence where you would put another leaf in, so I don't think that is the case. does anyone know?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

for maria/


Monday, June 18, 2012

pt. arena/

Some days, you just have to jump in the car and drive.  Yesterday that is exactly what I did and I ended up at Pt. Arena Lighthouse. One of my favorite things about the Northern California coast is the play of light and fog and the fleeting beauty that occurs in brief bursts. You have to just stop and watch. An elegant, subtle light show for all to see but that so many miss.

Friday, June 15, 2012

heath tile factory/

The new Heath Tile Factory in San Francisco, is getting close to opening. Yesterday the new neon sign was installed. I'm looking forward to shooting this space in the coming weeks. I've been lucky enough to see it transform from an industrial dry cleaning plant to this glorious factory/retail space! The collaboration between Heath and Commune Design certainly continues to flourish.
The second shot is where the kilns are going to go. Seriously... look at that light! So gorgeous! I love that Heath is carrying on Edith Heath's tradition of a natural light factory, just like the one in Sausalito. I am sure it will be a joy to work and create in.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

last shot/

This was the last shot of my day yesterday at Janet Hankinson's. Sometimes I really have to pinch amazing day. More from this shoot soon...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I was meeting with a friend yesterday and swapping travel stories and invariably that means me handing over my phone at the beginning of the pictures I shot on my time in Europe. He ran across this one that I shot in Torino and it just made me start thinking about all the iron work in Italy. I mean, look at this light! This was just a courtyard I ducked into at some point, nothing particulary special about it from the outside. But wow...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

max lamb/nyt.people watching/outtakes

My all time favorite from the outtakes at Max Lamb's London home. There is something perfect here...
See more here.

Monday, June 11, 2012

max lamb/nyt.people watching/outtakes

A few more outtakes from Max Lamb's live work space in London. I told you there were a lot...
See the original NYT People Watching post here.

Friday, June 8, 2012

max lamb/nyt.people watching/outtakes

Lots of outtakes from my NYT People Watching post on Max Lamb. This first one is one of my favorites, and Max's too as I recall. I love his collection of Richard Batterham jugs just standing there like little soldiers.
See more on Max here.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

charles delisle/

Just a quick pic today of designer Charles DeLisle's home. I'm a little obsessed with his Chainsaw Chair right now. Check it out here.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

june schwarcz/american craft magazine

Just a head's up that some of the images I have been shooting of June Schwarcz's home and work are featured in a story on her in the June/July issue of American Craft Magazine. You can see the story if you click here as well. The story was written by Deborah Bishop and focuses mainly on her new work. Of course I love June's work, but her curatorial eye for the objects in her home is equally interesting to me. Here are just a couple of goodies that did not make it in the story.

Monday, June 4, 2012

barn raising/jesse schlesinger

Scene from a barn raising. It was pretty inspiring watching this structure go up. Jesse Schlesinger from my NYT People Watching post and here is at the top of the ladder and was pivotal in the whole project. I hope to share more on this soon.