Thursday, March 28, 2013

seeing/

Sometimes you just need to stop seeing for awhile to be able to see better. Does that make sense?
My eyes needed a bit of a rest, but I am slowly coming back. Ran across this image from Ivan Ruller's apartment in Brno and feel like I have seen it for the first time. How did I never notice this one?
And it is a quiet image. Perfect.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

well hello.../

Just a quick image from the grounds of The Glass House that I ran across. More soon...

Friday, March 15, 2013

PHEW!!!!!!!!!!!/and thank you!

ok...I can breathe easy, right? My Kickstarter is over and I exceeded my goal which is beyond amazing!! Now I get a rest?
Oh wait...I have a book to make. Right...
Haha...no complaints here! This is what I love to do, but I am going to disappear for a bit and work on finishing this book up. I have a bit more to do to get first drafts in to my publisher.
Have a beautiful weekend my friends and I will be back as soon as I can!
xxoo

Thursday, March 14, 2013

kickstarter/last hours!

Just a few more hours to pledge your support for my project of photographing the homes of mid twentieth century architects and designers in Europe on Kickstarter! I have to say, I cannot wait for the clock to run out and I can breath a little sigh of relief. The support for my project has been so wonderful and now I just want to get down to work! I already have emails out to Germany, Sweden and I just found out about a couple more houses in Italy. The odds of these homes making it in the book are rather slim since my deadline is basically right now, but I have to shoot them! And you have all made that possible!
But today I keep working. I am editing the Aalto chapter. I confess I have been avoiding it. There are so many fantastic things I want to share and there is no way with the number of pages for each chapter. I can't seem to edit it down enough. Absolute torture...sweet blissful torture!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Kickstarter/24 hours left!

I am at a loss for words that my Kickstarter has made its goal and then some at this point. Wow! Thanks to everyone who has pledged their support and endured my emails. Fundraising is a new thing for me and it has been a trial by fire but all wonderful lessons I am happy to have in my arsenal!
You still have time to pre buy your book and/or some prints should you want to. Even though I am over my goal every cent goes right back into my work of documenting the homes of these wonderful mid century architects and designers. It looks like there is just one more set of 16x20" prints left too. Someone should grab that! My prints go back to regular price with the end of this Kickstarter. They won't ever be priced this low again.
Thanks for all your support you beautiful people!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Kickstarter/ 2 days to go/$700 to raise

You know that your Kickstarter is close to over when they start counting down in hours...So here we are with 50 some odd hours to go.
I have not yet met my goal so if you want to pre buy your first edition, autographed copy, now is the time!
Come on...who is going to push me over the edge...
: )

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Kickstarter/$4000 to raise by Thursday!

I am in the home stretch my friends! Of the $41,000 I have to raise to finish my new book of European homes, I have $4000 left til the promised land! I am cautiously optimistic at this point! But because Kickstarter is "all or nothing", if I don't make it to my goal, all pledges go away and I am at square one with fundraising again. So I still have a bit to go.
PLEASE PLEDGE if you plan to do so! You can prebuy your book or if you want some beautiful limited edition prints you can pledge a little more. Just a heads up, the $500 for 2 16x20" limited edition prints is basically a 2 for one price (my 16x20" prints are usually $500 each. this price is exclusively for the Kickstarter).
I cannot wait to reach my goal and work full time on making this book as beautiful as i know it will be. Please help me get there with your pledge!
Thank you!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

taking a moment to be grateful/

Things have been a whirlwind lately. I am getting ready to send off 10 chapters of my book to my publisher.  It is incredible how much time goes into writing and re-writing, reading and re-reading, editing and re-editing to make things exactly how I want them. Plus the Kickstarter is plowing forward - only nine days to go and a little over $9000 to reach my goal. I am hopeful I will make it (but it ain't over til its over, so please pledge if you intend to).
But today I just wanted to let you all know how grateful I am that I get to do this work and share it with all of you. Your unwavering support, through comments on my blog, emails (such beautiful emails!!), and of course my Kickstarter campaign means so much to me. I am at a loss for words.
This week some really wonderful blog posts in support of my work have posted. Caitlin Flemming and I did a little Q&A for her wonderful blog Sacramento Street. And those lovely folks over at One Kings Lane featured my project and the Kickstarter as well. So a heartfelt thank you to all of you. I look forward to having the Kickstarter all wrapped up and working on my book full time again. Lots to do and I couldn't do it without all of you!  xxoo

Monday, March 4, 2013

european moderns/the blurry stuff

Yes...a blurry picture today but I really love it. When I started on my European adventure photographing all the homes of architects and designers, I wasn't sure how much I could/should share. It is always a little dance with the internet and images and I just wasn't so sure of the steps. So I started taking these blurry shots of the houses I was shooting. Like a teaser image. I am a bit disappointed I didn't do this for all the houses because I am loving the ones I did take. Like this one from Carlo Mollino's kitchen. I am not sure if I love it because I know what the focused version looks like or if it is actually a good image. I guess time will tell.

A special thanks to Remodelista for including my Kickstarter fundraising campaign in their Current Obsessions post yesterday. It is nice to be obsessed over...  ; )
Less than two weeks left for my Kickstarter and about $11,000 still to raise! Exciting times!
Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far, you are all amazing!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Tonight!/Slideshow at Eichler Speaker event in Lucas Valley!

I hope to see some of you tonight in the grove of Eichler's in Lucas Valley! I am doing a slideshow and talk with Regina Connell of Handful of Salt and will share images from my first book as well as two houses from my new book. This is gonna be fun!
Click here for event details!

And don't forget my Kickstarter! Time is running out to pledge your support of the European project and pre-buy your book or some gorgeous limited edition prints.