New Work... Against the Grain cookbook

A few images from the recently published gluten free cookbook I styled, Against the Grain by Nancy Cain. Once again I worked with the amazingly talented photographer Jennifer May. Food Stylist Kendra McKnight brought her talented hands to the project and together we all spent 2 snow filled weeks in Woodstock shooting the book.


flea finds... Brimfield

If you have been following me on Instagram, FB or Twitter you know I was up at Brimfield shopping for props this week.  It was a crazy week, first Miami, then one very long day at Brimfield then headed to the Hampton's for a shoot so I couldn't catch all of the fields but still I managed to score some pretty cool pieces. So here's a couple of super quick pics of my finds.


Out & About... Paul Rand - Everything is Design

Don't miss the Paul Rand show ~ Everything is Design, at the Museum of the City of New York. If you don't think you know his work you are most likely mistaken- his designs include among many  great iconic works the IBM and CBS logo's still in use over 50 years later.


New Work... Country Living and Jersey Ice Cream Co.

A few months back I styled Jersey Ice Cream Co.'s projects for Country Living magazine.
Spending time with Percy & Tara in one of their beautifully designed spaces is a treat in it self. 



Some years I do gift roundups, some years I don't - it's just that kind of blog folks. After visiting Farm and Flea in Hudson and designer Brad Ford's Field + Supply in Accord I got inspired this year.
So here some of the things that are on the top of my dream list both for giving and getting...
From the new British site Oates and Co. this suspended oak bookshelf would be great in the kitchen for those favorite cookbooks or a kids room. They have some recycled brass coasters that would be fab as well.


Renovation... exterior painting

There are so many steps that go into a renovation of this kind. Some large, some small. Some boring behind the scenes yet important things such as plumbing, electric, insulation, etc. Yet painting seems in many ways the most trans formative. In our last home we spent years working on the renovation, yet when we painted was when people noticed and said "finally you are getting somewhere". 


a visit with...Urban Electric

When I was in Charleston SC last spring  I stopped by the Urban Electric factory and showroom.
I have been a fan of their work for some time now and getting to see first hand how the lights are made was an great experience. I am always fascinated by the way things are made and Urban's factory was a special treat because everything from start to finish was made right there.
Yes, every piece from design sketch to finished and boxed all handcrafted in Charleston.