Showing posts with label rizzoli. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rizzoli. Show all posts
A Peek Inside the Book!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 3 comments


Rizzoli put together this wonderfully touching video about Heirloom Modern. It's pretty amazing to hear your own words read by someone else. We hope mom would be proud! 

(What an incredible publisher. We're so, so lucky and completely touched).
Heirloom Modern | It's Real!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6 comments

The first few copies of Heirloom Modern have landed at Rizzoli -- and we got one precious copy. It's wild to see it in its 3D glory with those pretty gold letters! It hits shelves the first week of April - and will likely hit mailboxes a little before then if you pre-order (which would be so cool!).

(I must also apologize deeply for my lack of posts since the Ahab Balls. I still need to post photos of JAPAN! Since Port and I got back from Tokyo and Kyoto, I've been to Chicago, San Diego, San Antonio, LA, Kansas City, Palm Beach and San Francisco - and instead of blogging, I've been spending all my time in restaurants and bars (and at work) exalting in how good it feels to be home. But this now will end!).


We were pretty giddy when we first saw it last night.
A Parent of Heirloom Modern

Thursday, July 26, 2012 6 comments

From the point of view of a single person who's years away from sprouting offspring who will inherit her purses and taxidermy, it's safe to say that finishing the photography (more Porter's effort than mine) and the chapters for Heirloom Modern has been has been one huge labor of love -- even though the project's technically still in the second trimester. When the cover came out, it was kinda like seeing a sonogram - and now that the book's up on the Rizzoli website -- and Amazon -- I feel like I've just laid my peepers on a 3-D ultrasound. Her inner designs are still in development, but wow, we've got ourselves a real book! Due date: March 26, 2013. She'll be an Aries.
Heirloom Modern - The Cover Revealed!

Friday, June 22, 2012 11 comments

Over the past few months, Porter and I have seen some truly amazing homes - and heard even more incredible stories behind the things inside them for our book for Rizzoli. We've been all over Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn, out to Sag Harbor, up to the Hudson Valley, down to Maryland and across the pond. Many of the subjects of our book are completely unrelated, but so many wonderful themes (including a lot of needlepoint!) have emerged and it's fascinating to see all the stories tie together. We're so excited for the spring! It should be in stores around April - but for now, here's a peek at the cover. That's a shot of our Aunt Carey's portrait of her great great grandfather, Valérien Allain, painted in New Orleans around 1800 sitting beneath a font that our designer created by hand (how cool is that?). We're just giddy to see it take shape in such a beautiful way. We cannot thank everyone who's been apart of the process enough. It's been so fun. Hope you all love it, too!
London, Here We Come!

Friday, April 20, 2012 9 comments

Porter and I will be in London for the next week running around buying old Barbour jackets and toy soldiers in between shoots for our book! If you're in London or Norfolk and know anyone who's done a beautiful job incorporating heirlooms and personal mementos into their decor and might be willing to let us invade, please ping me at hollister.hovey@gmail.com or @hollisterhovey on Twitter! 

Or - if you have any suggestions of great shops or eats, send those our way, too! We've started this map, which has loads of dots all in one big bunch (which is always kind of nice).

Many photos to come!