I came across this fantastic project the other day and wanted to share it with you! Photographer Klea McKenna and writer Nikki Grattan started In The Make in 2011. They travel around and visit artist’s spaces and document their experience. They strive to bring the real to the art that we see and buy everyday and to expose the realities of life for artists striving to make it in the world. Every week they post a new studio visit. Their site and journey is a beautiful and enlightening experience. Check out more here!
Sometimes I get fun little projects to do at work. Instead of carpeting our conference room, we painted a rug on it! I commissioned Jeff Zimmerman to mimic a vintage rug that I found online. Jeff projected the design onto massive sheets, pounced it out (perforating the paper) then transfered it onto the floor with chalk, traced it out, and THEN painted it (actually, I’m making this sound much easier than it was–it took a week from start to finish). Here are some snaps: Stay tuned for the rest of the room…coming soon.
Our basement is a hellhole. Really and truly…an episode of Hoarders without exaggeration. It’s that dark space that we try to hide when folks come over. We deny that it’s there but they always find it. So, last weekend after nearly a decade of failing to avoid the ugly truth, we put on gloves and hip-waders and literally dug ourselves out. Out of the mind-numbing culmination of 80 years of old trash that consumed our basement: skeletal mice, canisters of hardened cleaners from the Hoover administration…really, too painful to get into much detail here. The good news? There is a plan! Inspired by the parred-down simplicity of…
my dad would be proud. remember this before and after project from an earlier post? It just made it’s debut in Rod & Kulture… telling the story about how we found her and David + my brother sam brought her back to life- and to the track. We havent received our issue in the mail yet, so look for the update with the full story. but for now, the spreads turned out pretty nice! buy the issue HERE
The publisher of Found Free & Flea (Random House / Clarkson potter) asked us to document the latest project: Rescuing the Sterlingworth Cabin… so…one sunny morning, david, bill, chuck and I decided to move it with only a pickuptruck, trailer, canvas strap and a prayer…. 5 hours later we had her moved to her new little perch at camp. here is the post on the origins of the cabin … kids: DONT TRY THIS AT HOME. stay tuned for the next phase- fixing it up….
I love anything D.I.Y. I stumbled upon these mason jar chandeliers that would be perfect for lighting up an outdoor wedding or party. Some of these creations are more modern, while others more rustic/vintage – but all could be a great addition to a summertime celebration. Vintage Ball mason jars would be the perfect item to use in this crafting project, as they come in many different styles and colors, which make this D.I.Y very customizable. Amazing! The combination of styles in these light fixture makes me want to craft one of these for my humble little apartment! There is a great…
…and a good time was had by all…. thanks: David Burkart. editor + cinematographerall of the lovely ladies of Anthropologie.everyone who came out + made art!
her amazing blog: neaststyle. and equally amazing illustration site(everything from cards for Tory Burch to the logo for buckshot sonnys) and- her twitterfeed rocks.in her words: “There’s this stereotype that real style doesn’t exist in the North East. Maybe it’s because of the severe seasons or the humble attitudes of its residents that spurns the assumption that there isn’t an outfit beyond a flannel and Carhartts. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my Carhartts (and my flannels)! But it’s suffice to say, style does exist in this amazing region of the country and I created this blog…
cocktails. cupcakes. crafting. The Found Free & Flea book event at Anthropologie hanks for the shots, mattie gore! thank you to the lovely ladies of Anthropologie hauling lugging in heels and still looking fabulous. and thanks to all the friends + folks who came out to celebrate! stay tuned for the mini film of the event…..
in this month’s issue of Interior Design magazine… thanks: Ogilvy (for the opportunity) and Anders (for being amazing) and for more info, see the PRIOR POST on the project