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Emily Starr Alfano is the creative genius behind mStarr event design, a boutique studio specializing in design and styling for weddings and events. Photographing her house, a 19th century farmhouse in Natick, was a visual feast. It is packed with inspiration, and you can see Emily’s whimsical taste permeating every room. My own home is more about minimalism, so it was so fun to shoot every nook and cranny of a stylist’s house, including her office which has an entire wall full of props. (And thanks to Design Sponge for the original feature here.)


After Vietnam, Dan and I spent an insanely brief 2 1/2 days in Cambodia. I won’t pretend to claim that that amount of time gives you an understanding of a country, but we had enough time to do the tourist circuit of Angkor Wat and other ancient temples, with the juxtaposition of the modernism in Siam Reap.


A few weeks ago, I photographed a studio tour of Loyal Supply Co., a Union Square design firm and retailer. Ryan and Kimberly are the type of designers who you meet and then wonder – when do you ever sleep? They run a design firm and Kimberly prints letterpress,  all while running their store, sourcing quality merchandise, and designing their own brand of accessories.  But it doesn’t stop there, because they also have an online store, and their future goal is to have classes in their space. Drop by this artfully curated shop in Union Square and promote a local business! And say hi to their cute dog Huckleberry while you’re there. See more of this space at our feature on Design Sponge as well!


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