So it’s been a VERY LONG TIME since we’ve blogged about the studio and it’s ever evolving progression with construction! Wow that was a mouth full, right? For those of who you are just stumbling upon our site, who live afar or who haven’t been by our studio in months lots has changed. First we recommend checking out a few blog posts before continuing. Just so you can get an idea of how raw the space was in the very beginning and it’s middle. Then you can return here and continue, don’t want you to get too lost.
We have never had a project that consumed our time as much as this space has. Eric and I are known as big dreamers and big DIY-er’s, hey a new word! But our studio has absorbed our time immensely. Quite the labor of love. As time passed and we began to grow our business so did the need to change the layout. So we began what we call PHASE 2 in early June 2012, which we’re finally showcasing below! What is involved in PHASE 2 you ask? Many things! A new client viewing/presentation area where we reveal their images, a dressing + storage room and an indoor photographing platform (more on this, coming SOON!).
We’ve documented bits & pieces throughout this stage with our iPhones and will be sharing our progress every week on the blog!
Sketching the layout and mapping out the space with painters tape.
AND then this happened!!! We scored 25 salvaged pallets, FREE from a block away. But then had to haul them up the stairs to our 2nd story space, one by one. If you look closely there’s some double sided very HEAVY ones. Obviously weren’t thinking when we loaded those suckers up.
A few days later we hauled them back down, one by one to strip the planks. Then you guessed it, back up – organized into stacks.
Another bonus, our friend Eliza gave us an old fence gate from her property. The tones and texture in this grey-aged wood are stunning.
Then utter caos set in, materials were being collected and there was no turning back.
Stay tuned for another update coming next week where we’ll be showcasing our DIY solution for industrial railing on our staircase!
If you have questions on ‘how’d we do that’ or just want to tell us about your latest DIY project, feel free to in the comments…
We truly get a kick out of collaborating with fellow professionals, especially creatives. They speak our language, understand our ideas and pretty much give us complete creative reign. Trust is key. For today’s headshot, we have the pleasure of featuring the very out-going Kathryn of Prideaux Design. Over and over we recognize how small Tucson really is. Someone always knows someone you know. Did we say that right? No seven degrees of separation here, it’s more like two. And so goes it with Kathryn. Our ‘soon to be’ clients always find us in a round about way. We love it! Kathryn’s landscape + interior design firm is located at the Metal Arts Village (which we looked at before landing our downtown space), it screams creative collective community. Say that three times fast! We admire her functional and sustainable custom work. Connecting her clients to the natural environment is also a huge plus!
“You have made me vain – it is TOTALLY your fault – I am considering putting my pic at the end of all my emails. Just kidding I won’t – maybe a magnetic sticker for my car (like the real estate ladies) or even better – a big BILLBOARD. hee hee – I just had to say once more that I am sooooo happy : )” – Kathryn
Introducing the Huether family’s 10×13 MOD book with coordinating linen slip-case. The hand-bound, recycled paper and chipboard cover fits perfectly with our modern esthetic. The goal for this family’s session was to capture their energy, love for one another and how they interact together as a family. As an end result from the experience we created custom holiday cards and this wonderfully crafted custom keepsake book.
Our signature Purple Nickel books are finely constructed and bound by the talented folks of Couture | Book who make our visions possible.
“It is my new favorite work of art. It brought a tear to my eye because this is how I see our family in my heart. You two are incredibly talented! What a treasure. Thank you thank you.” – Amy Huether