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Around Town : Camper Store - Madison Ave.

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During a recent shopping (window shopping that is) trip on Madison Avenue, I stumbled upon the new Camper store. I was fascinated by the wicker installation I could see through the window. But inside it became even more amazing, as the wicker was molded all around the store, going beyond corners, shaped into seats and incorporating …

Open Studio : Pollock Krasner House & Study Center

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Ever since seeing the movie Pollock, I’ve been wanting to go to the Pollock Krasner House & Study Center, in New York’s Long Island. This summer I finally got to go and am so grateful to have had that experience. It isn’t often that you get to experience an artist’s personal space like this…let alone …

Inspiration Board : Matta

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I couldn’t figure out if I should file this post under ‘Inspiration Board’ or ‘Our Sources,’ as the store Matta truly is both—a source of inspiration. We go there to borrow clothes as props for our shoots (most recently in the story ‘A New Twist’ in the August issue of Martha Stewart Living ) and leave …

Inspiration Board : Back to School

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For a while now I’ve been seeing fun products in grid or memo pad patterns. Must be that “back to school” is in the air?! How sweet is this T-shirt by E for Effort to wear on the first day back!? I wish my kids weren’t required to use those ugly plastic boxes for their pens, but …

Behind the Scenes : Tassel-Making in the September Issue of Martha Stewart Living

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I’m like a little kid in the candy store when I get to work on a story involving yarn. For the “Tied and True” story in the new September issue of Martha Stewart Living, I spent lots of time at Purl Soho and Habu picking out various yarn types and colors. Then I went to Michaels and sat …

Tools & Materials : Rit Dye

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When in doubt, dip it in Rit Dye. That’s been a ‘philosophy’ of mine for many many years. I remember as a teenager taking my dad’s shirts and overdyeing the pinstripes, re-dyeing washed out black denim (I might just be dating myself now), and updating my room by giving sheets and pillows a new color …

Behind the Scenes : dipping

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Sometimes when we work on stories for Living, we end up developing—and even photographing—more ideas than there is room for in the magazine. It’s difficult to edit those out, but thanks to this blog we still get to share them with you!  For the “Take a Dip” story in the August issue of Martha Stewart Living, …

Make It : Braided Scarf

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Ever since developing and shooting the braiding story ‘A new twist’ for our August issue of Martha Stewart Living, I’ve been braiding non stop. On the train, at the pool, at the soccer field. I really love portable crafts, plus the necklaces and bracelets make perfect summer gifts!  Hopefully, now that you have the issue, …