While I was in LA last week I finally had a chance to shoot Adam Silverman's studio at Heath LA. Haven't even scratched the surface in editing the images, but I knew when I shot this one I loved it. Had to share it before all others...
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I was one of those girls in high school that drove a car older than her by over a decade. Last week I ran across this car in Pt. Reyes and suddenly became so nostalgic for my old "hoopde" as a friend used to call my car. Mine was a Dodge Lancer. The gears were push buttons up on the dash. I can't find a picture of it to save my life but this old car does the job. And the color on this baby is just like a california swimming pool...
Monday, June 27, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Let's face it...this is the money shot from the Miller House. The main living area with the first "conversation pit".
Today thru Sunday you can see this and 6 more image printed large (20x30", and 30x40"!!) on display (and for sale...shoot me an email if you are interested!) at the Dwell on Design conference in LA. I've been told they look really pretty but I am heading over today to see for myself. Here is one more that will be there. I haven't showed this one to you all yet...happy weekend everyone!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Hope you all will join me tonight for a lovely slideshow and book party for Handcrafted Modern tonight at ReForm Gallery. I'll be sharing some experiences from shooting the book and the secrets I learned at some these amazing houses. starts at 7h30. Slideshow at 8h15. 6819 Melrose Avenue.
Please come on over and say hello!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
I mentioned last week I was looking through all my images of kitchens. I really love the quality of light in this one of Ray Kappe's kitchen. All the window and skylight placement in his home is really phenomenal, not to mention his use of electric blue with avocado accents. Even the apron is the right blue...
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
I have been going through a bunch of images I shot awhile ago looking for pictures of kitchens for a magazine in Sweden and I happened upon this image of a detail in John Kapel's workshop. A lot of the time this is what I do...I took this shot because I was coveting Kapel's framed nautical knots. I've looked everywhere for something similar since. Every flea market and thrift store, I keep looking. Now I am pinning every nautical rope image I can find on Pinterest. I am beginning to think the answer is to take a knot tying class...it might be faster.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I have been thinking about this for awhile. What exactly is it that I love about these structures when they are being allowed to just fall down naturally. No attempts at resuscitation, just let the wood fall to the earth when it is ready to. A gentle letting go. A decision.
There is a humanness about this shack, isn't there? The gentle lean to the side, the way the roof is coyly hanging down on one side. She used to be a beautiful woman I think...
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Last Saturday, after a day of rain where I worked in my studio all day (yes, I know...all work and no play....I know....) I was heading home and my eye was drawn to the west. There was light! It had been so long since I saw proper sunlight that I just turned my car and starting driving towards it. This is what I found at Ocean Beach that day. Gorgeous post-storm beauty.
Have a lovely weekend, everyone!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
One thing about that absolute shit weather we have been having (I've heard it called Junuary more than once today), is that we get some gorgeous sunsets after all the rain and mayhem that Mother nature has been pulling on us. You can't really complain when the sunset looks like this.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Shot this when I was in NY last month. My eyes got wide when I saw all these dandelions, perfectly lit by the afternoon sun. I couldn't help but think of all the wishes that were just sitting here in the grass. Just pick one and make a wish.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Last image from the Sight Unseen pop up and I saved the best for last. On the second floor (or was it the third?) in the back was a nice pairing of Lindsey Adleman's lighting and some new pieces by Paul Loebach. You can read about them here. I was kind of stunned by Loebach's Can table and light. Somehow his work taps into unexcavated memories for me. This one was of old klieg lights laying around in my grandfather's garage - and place of wonder for me as a child. I am not sure what his inspiration was and his material is shockingly bent wood, but the shape is SO klieg light from old hollywood films. Beautiful.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
These two images today are kind of random but I just really like them. I remember giggling when I shot this one with the red square because I felt like the square was somehow communing with those triangles. Geometric shapes crushing on each other from across the room. (I know...I'm a bit crazy! Ha!)
The second I shot because I Love Pencils! How silly and happy I was to see someone design a pencil sharpener? (So happy I forgot to write down who designed it. Sorry!) It is amazing how people don't use pencils anymore but I LOVE them! I write with one everyday and just bought a special eraser to keep in my bag. Best purchase I have made in awhile.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I am always happy to see a new bit of work from the firm Roman and Williams. This piece they did for the Sight Unseen Popup was made entirely from the catalog McMasters Carr. I loved the setting of their piece. Even the rope added to it for me.