Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Warm Wishes

I really lagged on writing posts these last few months.  Not that I haven't been inspired lately… I have been busy working.

I finished the year off with a commercial and some bed styling.  Now, I am winding down with paperwork and promos.

I am taking this opportunity of procrastinating by writing this post to share some Holiday work I have done this year.

Some pictures are from Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn catalogs as well as a few from a cookie catalog I worked on for Lotus Bakeries.

Wishing you warmth, peace, love and prosperity.




Williams-Sonoma







Pottery Barn Main and PB Bed & Bath




Lotus Bakeries




Thank you to all the friends and colleauges I have collaborated with this past year.  I am looking forward to more work fun.

Happy Holidays!




Saturday, August 16, 2014

Naturally

I realized that I have been collecting objects my whole life.  I think it may be an illness but I know that I am not alone.  Most people have something that they collect.

While I am out prop shopping I don't hesitate to buy something I am attracted to.  *When an object catches my attention I pick it up without a second thought.  I am sick.

I love old things typically and I like to mix them with new modern pieces.  There are no rules.  

Anyway, here are some new pieces that I have added to my arsenal of dish-ware over the last two months.  Some I found in Venice, CA others here in San Francisco and Marin plus the cool cutting board that one of the Pottery Barn set builders made out of some reclaimed wood.  A few will be used in my next food shoot with Alexa and Michael.

Each are handmade by an artist out of one of two materials, wood or clay, and are my current inspiration.  

They are now mine.





*of course within reason.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Spooning

Earlier this year, when we were working on a food shoot,  I needed a small spoon to use with some honey.  The ones I had weren't small enough… so we opted for an espresso spoon.  

This was a start to my new pursuit.

I started scouring antique stores and flea markets.  I am pretty quick to see a design I like and I have been finding some interesting patterns making my new collection an eclectic mix.  

I now have some super cool small spoons, shapely forks and various serving pieces.  Well... and a couple of full sets of silverware.  I am trying to slow down.  

I also, have a new appreciation for a well designed fork.

Here are my favorites.