This piece is in answer to the art director I was working with recently who exclaimed "your house must be absolutely beautiful" and as a contrast to the perfectly styled shot's in the Bright Bazaar book of my last home. No I don't live in absolute perfection, even when not living amongst construction. We have 2 teenage daughters, a dog and cat and a busy life. Most of the time there are books, papers, backpacks and often props being moved in and out between jobs - in other words the normal chaos of life.
I'm often asked where do I find all the cool stuff I bring to shoots. Any stylist has multiple sources they call on depending on the needs of the shoot. An important part of my job is the relationships I have with the makers and shops I frequent. Another important source are prop shops. There are a number of them all with different stylistic viewpoints.
I've been wanting to share this news with you since last spring when Will asked me to be in his first book, Bright Bazaar Embracing Color For Make-You-Smile Style, and now finally I can. I first met Will 4 years ago and it's been so cool to see him spread is colorful charm across the globe.
In a perfect bit of design tri fecta…stylist Kim Ficaro, designer Todd Nickey and photographer Ditte Isager have joined together to explore the homes of cool creative homeowners across the continents. In their new book The Inspired Home, Nests of Creatives they set out to share the homes of people whom they admire.
Michele Varian's new pillows… 2 die for.
From the look of things on the blog lately it would seem all I've been doing is working and going to design shows. Well it's not far from the truth. The renovation is crawling along, though I do have a few post's I'm working on about the little we have accomplished lately. So stay tuned.
I'm a bit behind and just trying to catch up. I did a quick run thru NY Now a few weeks back and found a few cool new things. Overall I can't say I was wowed by the show, but then maybe I'm on cool stuff overload. Mostly I was looking for some very specific things for upcoming shoots. Some I found, some not.
Spring has sprung ( at least the calender says that) so it's design trade show, show house and party season.
One of my faves on so many levels -first of all the cause and secondly the design, is the DIFFA Dining By Design event. The fact that it coinsides with the Architectural Digest Home Show and BlogTourNY makes this a jam packed week of design events.