FLATLAND by Epilogue

My talented older brother started a progressive independent publishing company, Epilogue, and I’m so proud of him. Epilogue is a design and publishing studio that focuses on giving new life and design to some of the world’s best literature. They take something old and make it relevant, beautiful, and contemporary. Their first project was tackling Edwin Abbott’s Flatland. Their use of geometric designs and clean, simple structure is gorgeous and very apropos for the book. If you’re interested in backing an exciting new group of creatives who are designing and publishing beautiful work, go here to donate. They also have a great 2 minute video explaining the project on their Kickstarter page. I can’t wait to get my copy this fall!

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Goblin Valley

In late February we took a spontaneous road trip to Goblin Valley. Brent was planning on using the state park as a location in his current short film, so we went down to scout the best spot for his scene. The weather was incredible, the sun was warm, the breeze was perfect, the company was amazing, and the hoodoos were doing their hoodoo thing.

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After an incredible afternoon soaking up some vitamin D and hiking all over the area we enjoyed a beautiful sunset followed by the lightest, softest rain – just enough to get the creosote and soil smelling amazing. The temperature cooled off and everything was calm. There’s nothing like a desert rain – it affects every one of the senses in the most soothing way. It was a pretty perfect day.

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Modern Classic

I’m really digging this modern-day makeover of a classic mid-century style. Dot & Bo put together a fun collection that’s definitely worth a Thursday perusing.

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Fount Leather Love

There are some incredibly beautiful leather products out there. Sleek craftsmanship with longevity. I love the collection of bags and pouches from Fount. You can’t go wrong throwing a leather carry-all bag over your shoulder and stepping out for an adventure.

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Spiral Jetty

We spent the day of Christmas Eve exploring the Spiral Jetty and far north end of the Great Salk Lake. It was a really cold day and we had the whole place to ourselves. The jetty is pretty awesome, a man-made art project from 1970. We walked out onto the frozen salt flats beyond the jetty and found ourselves in another world. The blue and orange pastel colors from the sky mirrored by the cold, foamy water on white salt. Everything was brisk and clear. It was incredible – like being on a different planet. Exploring little pieces of this big world with Brent is my very favorite thing.

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Life after Sundance

I’m alive. I survived my first Sundance Film Festival and feel really good about the experience. Our team of 13 executed 80 beautiful events over 10 days, and yes – we’re all exhausted. It’s very rewarding to see months of hard work on display. I’ve always said producing events means there’s a very real, visible, representation of your work. Everything is on display and there’s no hiding the outcome of your efforts. Fortunately that’s generally a very positive experience for me. Here’s a collection of short clips from the festival. Enjoy a glimpse of my month.

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Catch Up

Wow, it’s been a while. These last couple months have been busy – start of a new job, Brent’s film projects, photo and event freelance jobs, holidays. I have some catch up to do, and if the weather is less than perfect this weekend I plan to curl up by my Christmas tree, turn on Holiday Inn, and make some progress.

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