Monday, January 24, 2011

For the Modern Library

You may have noticed that my posts have been a bit infrequent lately. What have I been up to? Well, I'll tell ya. I've been up to my ears in books. Beautifully worn books.

Those of you who follow along with my Able And Baker endeavors may know that in December, Josh and I started building "Modern Library Storage Bins" in our woodshop ("Stylish storage for cd's, dvd's, magazines, papers, and other much loved clutter.")

These Bins have really grown into a labor of love and dedication, and we're thrilled at the response we've received from enthusiastic customers across the country. We even received a mention in the Ventura County Star for our efforts to reuse materials.

This weekend, the Able + Baker woodshop was in full force production mode. Parts for the Library Bins were cut, assembled, sanded, waxed, re-sanded, and re-waxed. Book spines were organized according to size and color, and each Bin was artfully arranged.

I must tell you, I love these Bins. Each Bin is one-of-a-kind special. Though it's bittersweet to part with them, I am quite excited to ship the finished products to customers!

Modern Library Storage Bins are available for purchase in our Able + Baker shop, and my etsy shop. We'll continue our "Pre-Order" pricing for a few more days.

I'll be photographing more of the finished bins tomorrow, and look forward to sharing the pictures with you. Thanks for allowing me to share this part of my life and work with you, I'm happy you're here!

(P.s. Our Bins are available for wholesale purchase too, so if you know of any shops or boutiques who might like to carry them, please let us know...!)

Thanks everyone, Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Super Sale Sunday

Hello out there...

I'm in the mood for Spring Cleaning, so I've listed some Super Sale Prints in my etsy shop.

These 10x15 Metallic Prints are now just $40 (Reg. $120 - $180)
These prints are mounted on a double weight matte board, and ready to simply prop on a shelf to display, or frame and hang!

Thanks everyone, Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wish You Were Here

I don't mean to gloat, but rather share the excitement. I know it may be very cold where you are, but here, now, in the place where I am, the scenery is quite different.

The weather in California these last few days has been worthy of celebration. It's amazing what the gentle warmth of a little sunshine can do for a spirit... The shortest route to playland, indeed.

Happy Tuesday, now go play...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A marvelous discovery

"that every day should be a fiesta seemed to me a marvelous discovery"
-Ernest Hemingway

Monday, January 10, 2011

Skycab + West Elm = Spring 2011

Of approximately 205,466 photographs on etsy, I'm thrilled to announce that West Elm has chosen to feature Skycab in their Spring 2011 catalog! (page 40, for quick reference.) This project has been in the works for months, and I'm so excited to finally be able to share the news with you.

Thanks to West Elm & Etsy for partnering up to promote independent art and design. (And thanks for making me a part of it...!)

Monday, January 3, 2011

A Wonderful Year in Review, 2010

2010 marked a year of challenge and transition, with countless blessings in between. Reviewing a year of blog posts brought me a joy similar to that I've felt when turning the pages of a photo album chock full o' good times and memory.

Thank you for being here, for being a part of my year, and for sharing your comments and your wonder, with me.

In 2010 I set up a new shop and studio, delved into the world of Twilight with my niece (and have yet to resurface), created a new series of photographs, and then began another new series, continued to see wonder in the world around me, and thought a lot about what home means to me.

In 2010 I shipped photographs all across this country and to other countries too. My photographs now hang in homes around the world... Can you imagine?! A dream, slowly being realized.

As I continue to explore, discover, and shape what this blog will be, I'm thankful to have a place to share my work. Thanks for adventuring along with me, I'm very much looking forward to our new year. I have some fun and exciting news to share very soon... Happy 2011!

Some of my favorite posts from 2010:

First Light
Realizing Winter, Scene 1
Realizing Winter, Scene 2
On the Up
Rainy Reflection

Wonder Wednesday
Realizing Winter, Scene 3
The Airstream!
The Birds (Warning! Scary!)

In the Space Between Winter and Spring
Morning Color

Hash Browns and Honey
A Friendly Reminder
Sunlight is Painting
Studio Sneak Peek
He Plays Sound, I Play Sight
A Gift in Yellow

Small Town Portrait, Colors of Winter
Small Town Portrait, The Downtown Hussle
Small Town Portrait, Sunlight and Open Space

What Home Means to Me
Children of Earth and Sun
Days, Improvised.
Sunset, dark.

Stories of Summer, ch.2
Stories of Summer, ch.3

Stories of Summer, ch.4

Monday at the Milk Farm

We played our day like a record
Early Autumn Glow

Setting the Mood, Palm Springs
Happy Halloween

Scenes from a train window
Sunday in Seven Senses

It's all in a day of living
It's a Wrap!