Apr
16

A Beautiful Morning with Yvonne Rock

I am so delighted to bring you a special post from new PGM contributor Yvonne Rock (you'll be able to see her work in PGM Volume 9, expected in Summer, 2014). I'm insanely jealous as I share these photos this morning, as where I live it snowed yesterday. Yep. Five inches worth. I almost cried. I love winter, really love winter, but seriously, spring needs to come in a hurry. Charlie, my little one year old daughter, is stretching out her walking legs and I want to take her outside to play in the worst way! Yvonne got up early one morning last week to capture the magic happening in Washington, D.C right now, those cherry blossoms are incredible! The pastel hues are inspiring me like mad. Enjoy the post, and thank you so much Yvonne for sharing your beautiful work!

We just experienced an especially long and snow filled winter here in Washington, D.C. (maybe where you live too?) and when spring flowers started to bloom overnight, I couldn't have felt more brought to life myself as well. This week, the cherry blossoms peaked and I made it a point to be there for sunrise (when do we do this other than when on vacation or perhaps New Year's Day?!) and I brought along my husband Akira (to spend time and also to selfishly have him help shoot!), our little dog Ten Ten and my best girl friend here in D.C., Stephanie. 

We had coffee by the Tidal Basin, shared some trail mix (made from Ashley Neese's wonderful granola bar recipe- we make it every 2 weeks or so) and took a little walk around the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
It was an incredible way to start the day. Waking up to see the sunrise with my best friends, enjoying this beautiful moment in nature (they truly are the prettiest on the first day of peak bloom!), and drinking coffee together. It was a big reminder for me to take advantage and enjoy the seasons (especially this gorgeous one) as well as time with loved ones.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS by Yvonne Rock and Akira Takahashi for PGM


Apr
16
I am so delighted to bring you a special post from new PGM contributor Yvonne Rock (you'll be able to see her work in PGM Volume 9, expected in Summer, 2014). Yvonne got up early one morning last week to capture the magic happening in Washington, D.C right now, those cherry blossoms are incredible! The pastel hues are inspiring me like mad. Enjoy the post, and thank you so much Yvonne for sharing your beautiful work! Read More
Apr
7

Bonus | Dram Apothecary

Posted By:Celine
Unpublished bonus photos from our Dram Apothecary feature inside Volume 7, Modern Homestead, photographed by Ben and Amy Tremper. Read More
Mar
25
Some beautiful inspiration hit my mailbox this morning in the form of Rebecca Atwood's new spring release, the Williamson Collection. I've been admiring her work for a long time now, and this combination of neutral gray's, indigo and coral hit my sweet spot—I couldn't resist sharing it with PGM readers. Rebecca creates all of her designs in small batches, by hand, using natural linen. While beautiful grouped together, one special pillow sitting on your bed of sofa would be a beautiful accent of colour and art, since each is one of a kind. Read More
Mar
14
A peek at what happens behind the camera lens on a food shoot. Read More
Mar
7
Every so often you fall upon a link, and it's love at first sight. That's how I felt after coming across Light + Ladder by Farrah Sit. Beautiful, geometrically inspired planters and a variety of housewares, I love each one. The photos for this stunning body of work were taken by Nicole Franzen, another reason I was won over instantly (Nicole has contributed to several issues of PGM, including Volumes 2 and 4). I will let the photos do the talking (especially since I am madly working away on Volume 8 at the moment). Enjoy and thank you for reading! Read More
Feb
24
Bonus images from a photoshoot we worked on nearly a year ago for Volume 6, Inspired Workplace. The shoot features beautiful blooms from Coriander Girl, in Toronto, a long-standing PGM friend, and some snippets of local artist Erin Candela, who often uses Alison's blooms as inspiration. Read More
Feb
5
A glimpse into the pages of Volume 7, Modern Homestead. Read More
Jan
23
In our current issue, Modern Homestead, we included a find from Colorado makers Winter Session as part of our women's style layout. I was delighted to receive an email from them with their new 2014 lookbook. The photograhps themselves are really beautiful, not to mention the stunning new designs. It's a delight to showcase more of their work. Read More
Jan
13

Dispatches | Kew Gardens

Posted By:Celine
A visit to the stunning Kew Gardens in London, England, with Pauline, our Dispatches columnist. Read More
Dec
12
Stunning bonus photos from Volume 6, from a feature about a San Diego couple, Philip and Chelsea Hansen, who craft bespoke lighting using upcycled materials, in particular old, unwanted hardcover books, pendant fixtures and custom designs under the name Typewriter Boneyard. Read More
bringing you the latest, the unique and,
most importantly, the green.
Newsletter Sign Up