Friday, January 4, 2008

We Have TWO New Homes!

The new year is off to a grand start.

At the end of October we were quite glum about the demise of The Seattle P.I.'s "@Home" Saturday section of the paper (and our subsequent loss of a column). It was a great run - we enjoyed connecting with readers, writing about great Seattle neighborhoods and their unique design personalities, and answering peoples interior design questions both in the paper and personally.

We didn't want to stop.

Well, now we are off and running in two different publications and we are excited about each one!

In keeping with the newspaper tradition, we are pleased to be writing for the Journal Newspapers. There are 10 different editions of the paper, each one crafted for their specific community - spanning all the way from South Everett and Mill Creek to Seattle's University District. What I like about the Journal publications is that they are really keyed in to the people that make up their communities - and in this day and age we can all use that personal touch to balance out the homogenization that is all around. Look for us in this month's latest edition for our debut column.

Breaking into a new medium, we are so excited to be regular contributors to 425 Magazine. This is a beautiful glossy monthly magazine that focuses on Eastside living. The magazine debuted in 2007 as a quarterly publication, and is already increasing to bi-monthly. It's long been known that the Eastside is no longer just a bedroom community of Seattle, and this magazine has it's own distinct attitude. Love it!

Today, Christian and I sat for our portraits at Studio B Portraits in Issaquah. As contributors to 425 Magazine, they wanted us to have new images (yay!). You never realize how lacking your wardrobe is until you need to choose outfits that will be representing you for a long time to come...

Brooke (the 'B' in Studio B) was a delight to work with. She just let us play and relax into the session - and I think we will get some great images coming from our session... I can't wait!

So, we've met two new deadlines - and passed with flying colors. 2008 is off and running!

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