20 October 2013


In 2012, Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz quit their jobs and set off to build a glass cabin in the mountains of West Virginia. Nick is a photographer who specializes in tintypes taken with a camera he made himself. He currently works for a landscape company in Milwaukee designing one-of-a-kind objects and spends his off time traveling the country looking for adventure. Lilah is a designer. She has made several clothing lines, each one coinciding with the a city/place she inhabits. She currently sells her work in New York boutiques and also works for a landscaping company in Milwaukee Wisconsin.

In 2012 Lauren and Graham packed up everything they owned from their Lincoln Park apartment in Chicago and moved across the country to California. Lauren is an artist trained in architecture and graphic design. She works for a company designing hotels and private residences. Graham works for a company designing backpacks and travel gear. They are always exploring and spend their free time seeking adventure, skiing, surfing and traveling. This video is from their Kauai trip, 2013.

A peek at the design documentary "Objectified", by Gary Hustwit, the director of "Helvetica". The trailer features the voices of Jonathan Ive, Andrew Blauvelt, Marc Newson, and Karim Rashid. The song is "I Like Van Halen Because My Sister Says They Are Cool" by El Ten Eleven. 

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America's most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life -- from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age -- has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.

Helvetica. A glimpse at the 2007 documentary by Gary Hustwit.

The way we think about food, nutrition and our bodies is changing. B3 features information everyone deserves to know. Blood, Berries or Butter: A film about your health!

A scene from the movie "The September Issue". Grace was at Versailles in Paris. Grace is a creative genius, Vogue magazine. At the age of 26, she was in car accident that left her disfigured (she lost her eyelid). She later had plastic surgery to have it reconstructed. Two years after the accident, at the age of 28, she was interviewed by British Vogue's Editor, and was employed as a Junior Editor. After nineteen years as Photo Editor with British Vogue, she moved to New York. In July 1988, she joined American Vogue, where she remains the magazine's creative director.


Inspired by Grace Coddington. Photos by Ashley Homitz

06 September 2013


Starting off with fresh fruits and veggies makes for a more productive day. Markets during the spring, summer and fall in L.A. are amazing and should be taken full advantage of... especially to see all of the colors, textures and patterns. 

 All photos by Studs
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02 September 2013


Weird & wonderful, vintage stores have an eclectic spirit. New York to L.A., there are plenty of places for any artistic imagination to find design inspiration.

All photos by Studs

21 August 2013


IMAGE 1,3 BY Morgan Buehler
IMAGE 2 BY LT of Studs In Design

15 April 2012


With so many choices given to us each day, we are often faced with the question "which one"?! But really, how fabulous. If you stand back to look at the options, they can almost be seen as art in themselves. With a cup of tea and trace paper, I love dreaming up projects... and with these photos the ideas are endless.

Photos by Studs