To Los Angeles and Back

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to Los Angeles and back with Susanna Salk that left us, as she describes it, “elated and exhausted.” In addition to filming several exciting At Home with videos, including Brooke and Steve Giannetti‘s magical Patina Farm in Ojai,

Patina Farmwe were also working on an exciting new project – a book collaboration. Dogs and Their Designers will be published by Rizzoli next fall (2017) with Susanna as author and me contributing principal photography. A celebratory ode to the stylish lives that top designers share with their beloved four legged family members, it will be a fun and entertaining volume for all those who love design and their pets. While some of our furry friends were proud to pose, some shyer ones needed a little coaxing. Kelly Wearstler’s amiable assistant Natasha was incredibly helpful getting Willie comfortable in front of the lens.

dogs and their designers - Willie Wearstler

Too cute!

Willie Wearstler - dogs and their designerstwo photos above by Susanna Salk

We fêted Susanna’s latest book at the new Serena & Lily store in West Hollywood.

To LA and back - It's the Little Things at Serena & Lily

And while I miss that California sunshine, I am excited to be speaking today with Alex Papachristidis at the Wakefield Design Center To the Trade Day here in Connecticut. It’s a great afternoon of design, so if you are a professional in the area, be sure to stop by.

Wakefield Design Center to the Trade Day

I’ll be back shortly with more design news and inspiration from my Los Angeles visit.


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6 Responses to To Los Angeles and Back

  1. Angela says:

    Many congratulations on your ‘tour’. The book is a wonderful idea, such fun. I’m always so envious that there is always so much going on in the design world in the US but I’m happy that I can follow on social media. Have a great day X

  2. lindaB says:

    Hard to photograph those four legged friends. A special talent. You seem to have it, indeed.
    Congratulations on the project(s) and all the springtime fun/work! Love the snap of the gateway!

  3. franki says:

    How wonderful you were able to “see in detail” Patina Farm…I’ve followed Brooke’s blog for years – she is “the real deal!” Steve’s architectural background (Giannetti’s Studio, etc.) shows the “stone doesn’t fall far from…” So looking forward to your interpretations!! franki

  4. Kathleen Scheinfeld says:

    This post is just enough to whet our appetites for more! Just a peek through the gate
    in Ojai and an adore glimpse of the cutest pup. Eagerly awaiting more…..

  5. Addison says:

    What a great opportunity. Wish you share more photos.

  6. Really, really looking forward to finding out more of your visit to Patina Farm…I was hoping that you would do a video there.
    Bon Weekend, Stacey.

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