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Homemade is Best

Jan
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Photos: IKEA

IKEA’s cookbook- Homemade is Best- has been available for a few years now, but I just came across it a few months ago while on a shopping trip at IKEA. I’m sure I’m not alone in my fascination with the unique approach to food photography featured in the book. My first impulse was to add the book to my shopping cart, but I’ve been trying to be mindful of what I bring into my home (and stay away from impulse buys), and I knew that this book would still be there the next time I  visit IKEA. Since it’s been on my mind for a while, I think I will go ahead and bring a copy home the next time I’m at the store.

I also came across this behind the scenes video that shows a bit of the process of putting together these photos.

 

IKEA – Homemade is Best. from Forsman & Bodenfors on Vimeo.

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Nighttiming

Jan
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The cabin fever caught up with us around dinner time last night, so we set off for the grocery store to pick up some vices (chocolate for me, cerveza for Brian). Oh how the snow makes everything softer and calmer- especially once the sun has set. The roads were just so quiet (literally), and the lack of light diminished the look of the dirty snow on the street corners.

Photos: Gretchen Lilly

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Cell Phone Photo Year In Review

Jan
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What caught my eye in 2011:

Looks like I have a thing for food and old cars. And I totally regret not buying that lipstick lamp!

Photos: Gretchen Lilly

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Day After Thanksgiving

Nov
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My Thanksgiving was pretty low-key- as in “didn’t actually celebrate” low-key. I’ve been sick this week, and I just was too wiped out to even get off the couch. Brian made me a gluten free pizza I’d been saving in the freezer, and we caught up on our shows. I woke up this morning feeling better, and the sun was out. We were both feeling a bit stir-crazy, but we didn’t want to go anywhere near the shops. We ended up spending some time at Farrel-McWhirter Park here in Redmond. This park features awesome open fields, a small collection of farm animals, and easy trails through the woods.

Photos: Gretchen Lilly

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Happy Thanksgiving

Nov
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Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Photo: Gretchen Lilly

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In the Valley

Nov
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Up and down the Sammamish River Valley, y’all.

Photos: Gretchen Lilly

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Eight Thousand Feet and Counting

Oct
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So I managed to take around 400 pictures while we were in California for three and a half days, which means I have way more photos to share! This could turn into a five part series if I’m not careful.

We went up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which goes up to the top of Mt. San Jacinto (elevation 8,516 feet). In general, it’s usually 20 degrees cooler at the top than it is in the city, so everyone brings sweatshirts. I could also feel myself getting winded kind of quickly, which we will also blame on the elevation, and not the fact that I haven’t been to the gym in a few months.

As the great Emily Henderson would say, “I’m a giant!”

A little bit of the NW in PS.

Proof that you can get reception at the top.

All photos by Gretchen Lilly.

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Palm Springs Birthday

Oct
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We had a long weekend in California, and I was lucky enough to spend my birthday in one of my favorite cities, Palm Springs! We stayed at the Ace again, with our friends Frank and Mabel. The whole trip went by so quickly, and I had a great time, but I’m already thinking about going back because there are more things I want to see and do in PS.

When we visited last December, the weather was much colder, and the sky was a little gray, so I was really happy to see Palm Springs in the sunshine.

The food and drinks at Las Casuelas were perfect for a birthday dinner.

The pool was bumpin’ because there was a shoot going on for American Eagle at the hotel, and all of the folks involved were staying there, AND there was some sort of hipster bowling alley reality show previewing that night.

My new camera made documenting the trip really fun, although “paparazzi” was thrown my way a few times. I have loads more photos to share from the trip, so check in later.

All photos by Gretchen Lilly.

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My Grandmother’s House

Sep

There aren’t many things that have changed in my Grandma Ginny’s house over the years. She’s gotten new furniture and updated her kitchen, but the core statement pieces have remained the same. I was inspired to photograph her living and dining areas recently, and I found that looking at her home through a camera gave me a new appreciation for her decor. She has lived in this house since the early sixties, but nothing about it feels outdated. Take a look!

All photos by me! Gretchen Lilly

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Julius Shulman

Aug
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Looking forward to this film about architectural photographer Julius Schulman coming to Seattle!

All photos by Julius Shulman. From juliusshulmanfilm.com

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