Saturday, October 27, 2012

Recycled... water tower?

A water tower isn't exactly something I thought I'd ever see recycled into a house.  Mauro Brigham has done just that however.

Click the link to learn more about it and see plenty more photos. The exterior is quite hideous, but I guess it's better than a big 'ol blue piece of metal. The interior isn't soft and cozy, but I'm thinking if you have the urge to live in a water tower you're not the soft and cozy type person. Just my guess. I do love the sleek interior...but I'd like it with some plants and color.

The photography is interesting. Check it out.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Life of an Architect.

A friend introduced me to this website the other day. It's an interesting blog for those wondering what being an architect is really like, those that can relate or sympathize. I've only managed to watch a minute or two of How I Met Your Mother, and from the little I saw, I know the one character does not correctly portray someone who works at an architectural firm. Or perhaps he was off that day and that's how he had so much free time.... ;)

I particularly enjoyed "What's an architects day like". Read. Enjoy!

Monday, October 22, 2012

PDN PhotoPlus Conference + Expo

It's that time again! Unfortunately I have too much going on to get away, but if you have a free day or half day, GO! It's from the 24-27th at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Last year I got a ton of freebies, ideas and had a blast. The best free handout item I got was something at first I thought was a waste of plastic, but now I find myself using all the time.

I usually don't have pockets at my photoshoots, and my camera bag isn't always attached to me, so this little thing has come in handy more often than not. I love it.

I also got these.

I'm a sucker for things with cameras on them.

Anyway, go. Check out a lot of cool stuff, pick up some cool brochures, find out about classes in NYC, gallery openings, get some great deals from vendors and go home with a huge bag full of stuff.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Longport NJ again!

A few posts ago I put up some photos I took in Longport, New Jersey. Max Spann has the information posted online and you can see a few of my photos. Not all of them are mine. Here is the link to the brochure, and if you click on Max Spann it will take you to the auction information.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

"Well we're living here in Allentown..."

I scooted on over to the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley the other day and came across a brochure for a Photography Festival coming up! It's the InVision Photo Festival in Bethlehem, PA from November 2-4.

It looks like they have a ton of things going on from exhibits to presentations to workshops to receptions. Check it out if you're free!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It's been a while...

...since I've posted some Nasa photos.

Remember it was super popular to create images made up by hundreds of tiny images? Then some people got lazy and just overlayed the image on to hundreds of tiny images... anyway, check out this (real) one made by PHD astronomy student Alex Parker. It's Starry Night (one of my favorite paintings on earth) made up of hundreds of photos from the Hubble telescope. 

Click the image to see the Daily Mail article and a close up!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I think I could work from home....

...if I had a space like this.

I mean really... how could you not get a lot of work done if you were separated from your house, but on your own property, let alone you worked in a very cool little building that used to be a shed?

Then again, maybe I wouldn't get much work done because I'd have an amazing view like that little designer's studio does. 

While you're checking out more photos of the shed/office conversion, check out more work by Hinterland Design

Friday, October 12, 2012

Holy Holga!

I had posted before about being in a wedding a few weekends ago. Most bride and grooms give their wedding parties some kind of gift for being in the wedding. I officially got the COOLEST GIFT EVER.

That's right, a Holga film camera. And it's purple. Best. Present. Ever. They gave me some film for it too. I am so psyched. 

The bride is a wedding photographer and there was a photography theme to the wedding. The centerpieces were photos of the couple, placed in a vase and submerged with water. Our place cards were film canisters with our names on them.

They also had a photobooth which we had way too much fun with. (That's the groom who is my cousin, and I).

All in all, it was a blast, I loved the theme, and I gained a pretty awesome cousin who is a photography nerd like me. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Want to live in an eco-friendly tree house?

I'm always curious about the physics of living in a tree house. And the tree houses that have actual trees growing through them, or should I say the houses were built around the tree.. how does that work in the years to come?

Maybe I'm too practical. I do love tree houses. To stay in for a vacation that is. I stayed in one in no-where's-land Georgia on my road trip back in 2005. It was a great nights sleep, once I calmed down from my roommate telling me she saw a brown recluse. I think the bugs would really bother me if I lived in a tree house. I'm not saying this to sound like a girly girl. I really do have a problem with bugs. If there is a bug in the vicinity of me, it WILL fly at my face. It's the bug version of Murphy's Law. So unless I wear a fencing mask every day in my tree house home, I think non-tree houses are the way to go for me.

Anyway, back on track. Check out these amazing Eco-Friendly tree houses. Below is my favorite, click the photo to see the original article from National Geographic.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Longport, NJ Photoshoot.

Had a photoshoot at Longport, New Jersey the other day. The weather wasn't that promising on my way over, but it wound up for great photos. There's a house going up for auction that I got to take photos of. Gorgeous house. Takes up an entire block, right on the bay and has a nice sized yard. I love my job. :)

To find out more information on the auction of this house, go to To see more of my architectural photos, go to 


View from bay.

View from across the bay.

Second floor bedroom.

Kitchen/eating area.


Living room.

Master bath.

View from the master bedroom.

Master bedroom.

Photos posted with client's permission. Photos copyrighted. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Some companies get creative when trying to hire. Direct mailers are a great way to get your target audience's attention. You just need to know how to get their addresses so you're not sending information to the wrong people and potentially wasting money!

Postcards posted with client's permission. Click on the postcards to apply!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Recycled Spaces... from trains

After looking through these articles, I really want to find an old train and convert it into a sweet little house. I mean, how cool is this? 

That photo is actually a bed and breakfast (still cool), but me and my love for recycled spaces would move in there in a heartbeat.

This is another awesome place I'd live. It's in Portland and I'm having a hard time finding more information on it., although I do know it's for sale!

Check out this article to see more homes made out of not only trains, but buses and even a garbage truck.