Polaroid Photography by Grant Hamilton

April 28, 2011

Grant-Hamiltonswooning over these beautiful minimalistic polaroid prints by grant hamilton. he makes something so simplistic look so fantastic. you can purchase a 1:1 scale print (encapsulated in plexiglass!) for your home here.

PHOTOS BY GREG HAMILTON

lincoln barbour

April 27, 2011

Lincoln-Barbouri don't know about you but i'm drooling looking food photos by lincoln barbour.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LINCOLN BARBOUR | LEFT PHOTO STYLED BY KEVIN WARD

millimeter milligram

April 26, 2011

MillimeterMilligramwhile i was in new york i spotted some wonderful notebooks and planners by millimeter/milligram at cursive. they have an online shop - with a ton of beautifully designed things. go check it out!

PHOTOS BY MILLIMETER/MILLIGRAM

eataly new york

April 25, 2011

Eatalylast week i was in new york for work and of course had to made a few stops for food! since new york is all about food stops for me i decided to walk around instead of taking the subway. got a chance to check out eataly and i has to be one of my new favorite spots! an eatery also filled with fresh produce, meats, cheeses, pasta (LOTS OF PASTA), and a whole lot more. it is so much more than just your average market with food, i could spend hours there. definitely a recommendation for all food lovers next time your in new york!

PHOTOS BY JCHONG WITH iPHONE

log bowls

April 21, 2011

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loving these beautiful log bowls from loyal loot. it is the perfect combination of nature and a touch of modern color. designed by doha chebib of loyal loot.

PHOTO BY LOYAL LOOT

wanted / upcycled leather clutch

April 20, 2011

UpcycledClutchlove these new upcycled clutches from poketo. they are made from vintage leather sofas how cool is that!? no two clutches are the same so you can order by color range. they are perfect for a casual day.

vanilla + blueberry 'crumb cake'

April 19, 2011


at the food photography and styling workshop i got to meet gaby from what's gaby cooking she made this scrumptious vanilla and blueberry crumb cake and recently posted the recipe so i gave it a try last weekend. i had to improvise on some things since i couldn't find my zester or sifter. in the end it didn't look as pretty and was a bit more on the muffiny side but it was definitely super delicious.

long beach flea market

April 18, 2011

LGB-Flea-1after two years of living in long beach, i finally got the chance to check out the long beach flea market. i've been seeing lots of goodies from the lgb flea market on secrets from a stylist so i was excited to go check it out. lots of letters! big ones... and little ones... and furniture! be prepared to walk through many aisles when you go.

PHOTOS BY JCHONG

artist maya hayuk

April 15, 2011

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spotted the barn photo on pinterest the other day and it gave me an instant feeling of joy. i did a little digging and learned that it was created by artist maya hayuk. i love her use of bright and bold colors, she was also featured on etsy in 2008. check out more of her work on her website mayahayuk.com

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forage bow ties

April 14, 2011

Forageloving these little bow ties from forage. check out their new spring collections here.

PHOTO BY FORAGE

food photography + styling {part four}

April 13, 2011

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here a few behind the scenes from saturdays workshop. here is adam showing us his grill mark technique - best part you get to play with a blow torch!

Prep-2it was so great to meet everyone and be able to work out of matt's studio conveniently located six minutes away from my house! the studio/loft space is beautiful – im might need to move next door (there is actually a vacant unit!) and check out their prop room! more dishes and cups you could ever imagine.

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PHOTOS BY J.CHONG

food photography + styling {part three}

April 12, 2011

dollops! ok.. dollops are really hard! i spent a lot of time trying to perfect my dollop instead of styling my shot. i used the entire tub of cool whip :) i promised i didn't eat any! adam taught us a technique to making the perfect dollop but it definitely comes with practice. above are the styled desserts from krystal regueiro (right) and melissa gardner (left). below is my dolloped dessert.


ALL PHOTOS BY J.CHONG / FIRST PHOTO STYLED BY KRYSTAL REGUEIRO (LEFT) AND MELISSA GARDNER (RIGHT)

food photography + styling {part two}

April 11, 2011

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up next: pasta! pasta was a little difficult. we started out with a few selections of pasta – for some plates they build everything on top of mash potatoes so that it fills the plate more and give it some volume without the layers of pasta underneath. for my past (above) i didn't use any mash potatoes but i did move the pasta on and off the plate about four different times! who would have thought plating pasta would be so difficult?

check out pasta styled by nancy buchanan of a communal table (left) and melissa gardener (right). i think melissa used some mash potatoes on hers but not sure about nancy did.
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ALL PHOTOS BY J.CHONG / LAST PHOTO STYLED BY NANCY BUCHANAN (LEFT) AND MELISSA GARDENER (RIGHT)

food photography + styling {part one}

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on saturday i took a food photography and styling workshop with photographer, matt armendariz and food stylist, adam pearson. it was so much fun. matt and adam are so down to earth and fun to be around - there was not a dull moment. first styled photo for the day: burgers. my styled burger topped with zucchini and heirloom tomatos pictured above. does it make you feel like summer?

below are some burgers styled by jen choi of jen choi design (left) and brandon matzek of kitchen konfidence (right). didn't they turn out yummy?
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ALL PHOTOS BY J.CHONG / LAST PHOTO STYLED BY JEN CHOI (LEFT) AND BRANDON MATZEK (RIGHT)

best made company

April 07, 2011

BestMadeloving the simplicity of the best made online store. i am not sure when im ever going to need an axe, but i do know i want it to look like this one when i get one. they also have these beautiful maps and badge sets.

PHOTOS FROM BEST MADE

Wanted / Polymorphic

April 06, 2011

Polymorphialately adding onto my obsession with stripes is triangles. loving this original painting by crystal jackson of polymorphic studio. her original art ranges from $85-$100 but if that isn't within your budget she also has prints on etsy and supermarkethq.

livet emma ikea hack

April 05, 2011

Ikea-Pratt-Storagelook at this beautiful ikea hack – seems simple enough to do. i am curious to see how much weight it would hold once it gets a little higher but i definitely want to try this out in my house. great way to add a pop of color.

PHOTOS FROM LIVET HEMMA VIA POPPYTALK

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