Welcome to that party I dubbed “The Maine Squeeze.” Featured in TABLE Magazine’s Summer Issue.
Styling a Seafood Boil for the Summer Issue of TABLE Magazine, including the cover image.
When I was in my last year at Carnegie Mellon University, I enrolled in a course called “The Film Festival.” That was the year Professor and Festival Director Jolanta Lion arrived on the scene. She transformed what had been a very casual film screening series on campus into the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival, a top caliber lineup, complete with guest… Keep Reading
Some ideas are fleeting. Other ideas nestle and nudge in my brain, begging to be transformed into something real and tangible. This idea was the latter. PARK(ing) Day is an annual, open-source global event. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is… Keep Reading
“Every self-respecting ‘Burgher knows the “parking-chair code,” but PARK(ing) Day is entirely different.” Check out Pittsburgh Magazine’s preview of my PARK(ing) Day Wedding Renewal Event… and this article from Pittsburgh’s City Paper… Stay tuned for the event recap!
ABOUT PARK(ING) DAY PARK(ing) Day is an annual, open-source global event. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out! DECLARE YOUR BIG… Keep Reading
“Why don’t you live in Brooklyn?” I can’t tell you the number of times people have asked me that. While I may have chosen Pittsburgh because it’s a place where I can still carve out my own little world, Brooklyn still glimmers on the horizon, with all its restaurant offerings, boutique shops and designer trends. Every time I’m there, I feel like a… Keep Reading
Narrative is the guiding force in my work. If I’m styling a dining room table, for example, I think about who is hosting the gathering, who they would invite, and what the menu might be. Those details may never make it to the final photo, but they help inform my choices. Sometimes the narrative runs so deep, and I lose myself in the… Keep Reading
It’s no secret Brooklyn is a huge source of inspiration for food, flowers and everything artisanal and handmade in between, so when a bit of Brooklyn comes to the ‘burgh, I want in! Fortunately for artist Thommy Conroy and me, we had the chance to join the Brooklyn festivities here in Pittsburgh, in the form of the Brooklyn Brewery’s Mash Tour. MASH’maSH… Keep Reading
When winter finally breaks, and spring emerges, there is a palpable sense of revival in plants and people alike. Those initial days of sunshine teeter between winter’s dormancy and spring’s rebirth. Slipping into one of Pittsburgh’s urban forests is one of the most experiential ways to observe this seasonal transition. Spindly branches will one day fill with florals. Muddy paths… Keep Reading