I want to focus this week on talking a little bit about some of the talented people involved with Second Storie this year. I can't believe that it's happening next weekend. Now that I'm feeling better, I am getting pretty excited! My favorite moment during Second Storie is when so many amazing people walk in on Saturday morning and begin to set up shop, laying out amazing tables full of work - the result of so many different paths, stories, sources of inspiration and reasons for making. It's a magical site to see the room come to life, and I can't wait!
These are some shots I took for my good friend Amber Mahler. I've been working on a re-design for her website and some photography and styling too. Styling her pieces into little stories has been such fun, and so easy to do, as Amber has some of the coolest treasures around her apartment. She also has a great eye for side of the road castaways and thrift shop scores that end up being the perfect compliment to her antique shop pieces, collected art, and treasures from her fascinating journey.
I love listening to her stories while we work. That typewriter you see there was actually the one she used while she lived and worked in India for five years. On her plane ride back to the states it was her version of a laptop, she said, and I laughed so hard imagining her typing away as she flew through the sky.
Her site is set to launch in early December and will surely delight anyone who loves long walks in the woods, specimen charts, and the delicacy and uniqueness of a single bloom. Amber takes collected bits of nature and turns them into the most stunningly elegant, breathtaking treasures I have ever come across. You can see her work in person this weekend at the event. She'll have some gorgeous winter specimen pieces that are just perfect for adding a festive touch to your holiday dress this year!
See you tomorrow, more amazing treasures to come!