Dec 8, 2013
Since moving to Brooklyn back in the spring, I haven't really had the time to walk around with my camera and be a 'tourist' in my neighborhood. A friend came to visit last month so I finally had the perfect opportunity. These photos were all taken in mid November- who knew Brooklyn could be so beautiful and colorful in the Fall?! I'm always left speechless by these historic brownstones and now Christmas decorations are starting to pop up all over, such a beautiful sight.
Dec 4, 2013
I think Jeanie Engelbach has redefined the term eye candy. And as you browse through these photos of her home home in the East Village, I'm pretty sure you'll agree with me. This incredible lady has some serious talent! She's been repurposing items for her home before it was the 'cool thing to do'. Jeanie really knows how to find an object that may look disheveled to the average person and turn it into a complete masterpiece. And the coolest part, she takes all of her inspiration from color, candy, cartoons and late 70's pop culture. She is also a true collector at heart and has multiple collections such as bobble heads, vintage lunchboxes, globes, pez dispensers and so much more artfully displayed throughout her home, making it one of the most fun spaces I've photographed.
(And let's not forget to mention her incredibly photogenic and adorable pooch, Tater Tot.)
For more photos and all the details check out her article here on Houzz.
Nov 22, 2013
This summer I worked with a Swedish coffe and chocolate shop called, FIKA, located here in Manhattan on some new photos for their website. They're opening up a bunch of new locations across the city- very exciting! One of the benefits of photographing chocolate and coffee is that you get to drink and eat them too :). FIKA uses all natural ingredients and makes everything by hand, from scratch right there. They also have a great breakfast and lunch menu, as well as an awesome assortment of Swedish desserts. It was so fun learning more about the Swedish culture and how chocolate is made from the talented bunch of chefs working there.
See my photos on their new website right here, (meanwhile, enjoy some of these delicious shots and out takes)!
Nov 11, 2013
I've known Diane of Dyfari Interiors for about a year now and I'm constantly impressed by the versatility and sophistication in her work. She brings out the glamour in everything she touches, so when she asked me to photograph her garden room in the "Home is Where the Heart is" showhouse I was very excited!
(Artwork by Lindsay Cowles)
This is the first year of this showhouse (I'm hoping there will be many more!), all proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association on Long Island. These events are always my favorite because it's a wonderful chance to really see what the designers are capable of and watch them create a space that truly represents their artistic ability while benefiting a great cause. I was able to take a peek at all the other rooms and I must say, this was a really fun one!
All the details
145 Dosaris Lane
Glen Cove, New York, 11542
Dates & Time:
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013–Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
Tuesdays–Fridays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013)
Nov 2, 2013
A cup of rosemary green tea with honey and lemon
Poem: Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Rosemary"
For the sake of some things
That be now no more
I will strew rushes
On my chamber-floor,
I will plant bergamot
At my kitchen-door.
For the sake of dim things
That were once so plain
I will set a barrel
Out to catch the rain,
I will hang an iron pot
On an iron crane.
Many things be dead and gone
That were brave and gay;
For the sake of these things
I will learn to say,
"An it please you, gentle sirs,"
"Alack!" and "Well-a-day!"