I had the wonderful opportunity to assist Maine-based textile designer, Kels Haley, with the recent launch of her eponymous textiles line. It was a privilege to work behind the scenes with Kels, detailing the ins and outs of the Kels Haley Textiles brand in outlining her messaging and goals for her spirited, colorful, handcrafted line.
A photo of Michael’s home office in our 18th century cape was featured in the July-August issue of Maine Homes Magazine as a part of a feature on home projects completed during Maine’s spring quarantine. Though the office didn’t necessarily need a new paint job, we were feeling restless and decided to embrace the darkest room in our home by painting the walls and trim in a deep, verdant green. It’s now one of our favorite rooms in house!
One of the best parts of my work is connecting talented people from different industries whose paths might not have otherwise crossed. I was so pleased to see this lovely photo shoot in the July 2020 issue of Maine Home + Design come from one such introduction. The resulting press from this collaboration between artist Laurie Fisher and interior designer Heidi Lachapelle turned out remarkably. Architecture by Whitten Architects + Photos by Trent Bell.
It has been a privilege to play even the tiniest of roles in helping businesses as they begin to pivot their operations to accommodate the challenges of the global pandemic. Though my own work has also shifted a bit these last months, I find myself particularly grateful for both the work itself and the opportunity to help companies navigate this new reality.
One shining example of wonderful people doing new and exciting things is the brilliant culinary duo behind Trillium Caterers. Owners, Abigale and Michael, launched their new takeout and delivery service, Trilly, this spring and invited me up to their Belfast kitchen to shoot some of the regular dishes, sides, cocktails, and baked goods. In true Trillium form, every last dish was amazing and beautifully presented – be sure to bookmark Trilly for any future Midcoast Maine trips!
My first successful “remote” project during the spring quarantine this year was for North Carolina-based Marotta Knives. Owner, Joe Marotta, shipped a sampling of his fine custom knives to me at home and after shooting the culinary knives in our kitchen and the belt knives outdoors, I built a simple portfolio site that highlights the details that make these custom knives – made from farrier rasps in his horse country studio – so unique.
Michael and I were delighted to have our 18th century home featured in the November 2019 issue of Down East Magazine. We have spent the last decade living in our charmingly quirky house and making it a home. It has – and continues to be – a true labor of love.