Left: My collection of neutral ceramics, largely sourced from General Store in San Francisco, My sketchbook with inspirations, Right: A beautiful dish given to me by Santimetre Studio. Photography: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc 

Left: My collection of neutral ceramics, largely sourced from General Store in San Francisco, My sketchbook with inspirations, Right: A beautiful dish given to me by Santimetre Studio. Photography: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc 

Left: A Curtis Jere Sculpture, sits with Snoopy from Astier de Villatte, A vase by Tapio Wirkkala and a Brutalist sculpture supplied by the kind folks at Stuff Photography: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc 

Left: A Curtis Jere Sculpture, sits with Snoopy from Astier de Villatte, A vase by Tapio Wirkkala and a Brutalist sculpture supplied by the kind folks at Stuff Photography: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc 

Left: Random objects near my bedroom window, Left: Detail shots including a fish wall plaque by Bennington Pottery, Cameo Frames, My living room and a beautiful Royal Copenhagen bowl given to me by a dear friend. Photography: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc  

Left: Random objects near my bedroom window, Left: Detail shots including a fish wall plaque by Bennington Pottery, Cameo Frames, My living room and a beautiful Royal Copenhagen bowl given to me by a dear friend. Photography: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc  

Left: My bedroom which includes a Bubble Lamp by George Nelson, Another sculpture by Curtis Jere, Painting by Jeremy Miranda, Right: Another painting by artist Jeremy Miranda. Photography: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Left: My bedroom which includes a Bubble Lamp by George Nelson, Another sculpture by Curtis Jere, Painting by Jeremy Miranda, Right: Another painting by artist Jeremy Miranda. Photography: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Left: Detail shots: Arabia Finland Fish plaques hang in the kitchen, Japanese ikebana vases sit next to a book on an Iggy Pop exhibit I recently went to. A Tom Dixon paperweight sits with Fornasetti plates, Right: A Franco Albni pouf sits next to my teal Womb Chair designed by Eero Saarinen, Photography: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc 

Left: Detail shots: Arabia Finland Fish plaques hang in the kitchen, Japanese ikebana vases sit next to a book on an Iggy Pop exhibit I recently went to. A Tom Dixon paperweight sits with Fornasetti plates, Right: A Franco Albni pouf sits next to my teal Womb Chair designed by Eero Saarinen, Photography: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc 

Left: A variety of metal objects, Right: My favorite Grace Jones cover sits near my record collection with a Swiss designed poster and Eames stool, Photography: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc  

Left: A variety of metal objects, Right: My favorite Grace Jones cover sits near my record collection with a Swiss designed poster and Eames stool, Photography: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc  

Left: My living room with a gallery of my framed artwork, Right: Detail images: Hay Copenhagen trays with random objects, Ceramic objects including bowls by Christiane Perrochon, A vintage bird platter by Poole Pottery  Photography: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Left: My living room with a gallery of my framed artwork, Right: Detail images: Hay Copenhagen trays with random objects, Ceramic objects including bowls by Christiane Perrochon, A vintage bird platter by Poole Pottery  Photography: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Left: A favorite Francis Bacon catalog cover sits with a platter from Henry Street Studio and another Poole Pottery piece from the 1950's, Right: Beautiful Peony flower sits in front of a framed poster for a Alexander Calder exhibition. Photography: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Left: A favorite Francis Bacon catalog cover sits with a platter from Henry Street Studio and another Poole Pottery piece from the 1950's, Right: Beautiful Peony flower sits in front of a framed poster for a Alexander Calder exhibition. Photography: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

One of my favorite things to do when I’m at home, which is not that often as I am usually on the road working on many exciting projects is to draw inspiration from my own space in which I live and document and photograph the stuff that surrounds me. Often on my travels I pick up items that end up finding a home with me in New York and as they do not always stick around forever, I like to catch them while I can.

 

Many would say after working all day on photo shoots, don’t you get tired of styling vignettes and my answer to that is never! I get great joy out of photographing these items as my home is an ever revolving evolution of different decorating styles, I get bored quick so I have to shoot it before I change it. Some items also migrate to the black hole of storage or end up on consignment in prop houses in New York.

 

I encourage you all to try it at home, Until I finally get around to a serious camera, All these images are simply shot on my I Phone, I do admit I have a few floating surfaces I use to be the backdrop for my compositions but what Stylist wouldn’t? You can use any surface really, a coffee table, your floor, A large tray. Documenting your belongings and space is really fun and so interesting when you look back at the progression of a space over the years, It really is amazing how over time a space shifts in it’s look and feel.

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