I see Helen Levi's ceramics everywhere, I thought. One of the handfuls of talented Brooklyn artisans creating and producing beautiful goods. I went to visit Helen's studio in Industry City a few months back and I thought I would share a couple. She makes such beautiful things, a true talent. I pretty much fell in love with her dog Billy right away, such a babe. Check out more of her work and daily musings on instagram.
In early June I went to Rhode Island with Dara Artisans. A new e commerce site working with artisans from around the world. We spent 3 days shooting in Little Compton, RI. It was super fun being part of their initial launch. Andrea and Marty shot this beautiful indigo story for them as well, which I adore. Be sure to check them out here.
Styling by Helen Quinn
A weekend in San Francisco's Sunset District with friends (family).
Surfboards by Travis Reynolds.
Mollusk Surf Shop
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Earlier this month I stopped in Los Angeles for a week before heading up to San Francisco. During my time there it was my good friend Eva's birthday. We chartered a sail boat out of Marina del Rey and sailed up the coast towards Malibu. We had unusual weather for LA and it felt as though we were somewhere on the east coast. That morning I said out loud "How amazing would it be if we saw dolphins?" Never expecting it to actually happen, until all of the sudden we spotted a huge pod of dolphins not too far away. Soon enough our boat was sailing alongside, my feet dangling off the bow. They were so close I could almost touch them. I truly cant remember another moment I was so happy, it was spiritual and I've never felt so close to nature. We were all like giddy school children, clapping and yelling in excitement. I don't really have the words to describe it other then in an instant I questioned my entire existence on this planet. I wanted to give up everything I've worked for and go on to become a marine biologist, a childhood dream of mine. Nothing else seemed to matter. So many things became clear to me on this last trip, gotta love how travel will do that. Showing you the way. I had the most beautiful day with the most special people.
Check out this video I took of the dolphins to really live the expierence <3