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CB2 / Spring Catalog, 2018

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Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

What a joy to work on the latest CB2 Catalog in Chicago with Photographer Jonny Valiant once again late last year. Over a few weeks Marcus and his team shot and styled a portion as illustrated above for the latest Spring Catalog working with some exciting new furniture and design pieces which just keep getting better and better each saeson, Congrats to all at CB2 including our amazing AD Jennifer Moore who is always such a pleasure to work with. 

 Always a bigger then Ben Hur project, we spent almost a whole week just working on designing the sets with the lead set builder Jake, carefully creating authentic sets that resembled South American Social Clubs, Modern Moroccan Villas and West Coast Homes with that Californian vibe all from snowy Chicago, It really is quite amazing the magic that is created. 

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CB2/ Spring, 17/ Round 2

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

It all happens in Chicago!, Marcus worked once again with Photographer Jonny Valiant for CB2 in the Crate & Barrel Studios for the next addition of the Spring, 17 book just out. This is the second Spring addition which features some new spreads.

We continued our take on  Modern Italian and Californian inspired stories. Here we have a couple of new bedrooms, Marcus has spent many years working with beds and there's some major tricks that go into making a bed look great, there's always a fine line between lived in and just plain messy, For CB2 we like to style them more on the simpler side. The first bedroom was made to feel like a Fashionista's hotel room and the second a Gentleman's Quarter so a slightly different approach was taken on both to give a point of difference.

Marcus worked with creating the sets with set builder and designer Justin Rowe and Art Director Jennifer Moore working with may marble surfaces and metallic detailing. Thanks to my wonderful Chicago based Assistants Veronica Sullivan and Amanda Wolfson 

We hope you enjoy these new spreads for CB2 Spring, 17.  

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CB2/ Spring, 17

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc, Right: Cover, shot by another team

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc, Right: Cover, shot by another team

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

In Chicago, Marcus worked once again with the ever talented Jonny Valiant for CB2 in the Crate & Barrel Studios for the Spring, 17 book just out.

It was exciting to work with many new products new to the season and seen for the first time. We shot the book in many themes including Modern Italian and Californian inspired stories. Many bedrooms and living rooms but also a coffee shop in the mix that used a very exciting 3D herringbone wall.

Marcus worked with creating the sets with set builder and designer Justin Rowe and Art Director Jennifer Moore working with may marble surfaces and metallic detailing. All finishes were created by Alexis Gourguechon including the marble surfboard that features on some of the spreads, Alexis is a master at the faux finish and very talented. Thanks to my amazing Assistants Veronica Sullivan and Amanda Wolfson 

We hope you enjoy the spreads for CB2 Spring, 17.  

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CB2/ Holiday Gift Guide, 2016

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

For the Holiday's, 2016, Marcus was asked to join the team in Chicago to shoot the very extensive Holiday Gift Guide that comes out each year for CB2. Spanning over a couple of weeks, the team shot over 55 images for the book in different themes such as The Bar, The Garden, For Her, For Him, The Host etc 

It was great to work with such interesting graphic and contemporary gift ideas, many of which we are adding to our list for these holidays. Marcus especially loved styling the spread for The Garden finding amazing succulents and plants at Sprout Home, one of his favorite Chicago stores. 

He also used hand crafted silver, gold and copper leafed gift tags throughout especially made and designed for the shoot by his team. Marcus got to work with the amazing as ever Photographer Jonny Valiant

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CB2/ Holiday's/ 2016

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc, Cover just shown, not credited. 

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc, Cover just shown, not credited. 

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

For the Holidays and CB2, Marcus travelled to Chicago a few months ago to work with the team at The Crate and Barrel Studios. This project was the gift guide that is interwoven into the regular catalog which has just come out for the Holidays, 2016. 

We were working with much smaller sets then normal. Marcus has just returned again from Chicago where he was part of the team once again for Spring, 16 where the sets where at maximum capacity and felt more familiar. Marcus has worked on The Gift Guide a few years back and he knows it takes a different mindset as there are a lot more images on each page and it is important that each spread has a consistent flow in terms of it's individual theme. 

These are just a few of the spreads of many that were featured, Look out for the next set next month in the larger book. Jonny Valiant shot these wonderful images and Marcus would like to thank his amazing Assistants Veronica and Carrie for helping him make it all happen.

 

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Work @ Home/ SMH, Inc and Dwell Magazine Content Collaboration

Left: Brooklyn home of Designer Sarah Zames of  General Assembly  turned this space beneath an industrial staircase that lead up to the roof Right: Architect  Kevin Alter  helped design the renovation of Sam Shah and Anne Suttles 1920's bunglaow in Austin, Texas. They created a nook under the stairs that houses a vintage Eames chair that belonged to Shah's father. These images appear on  www.dwell.com  

Left: Brooklyn home of Designer Sarah Zames of General Assembly turned this space beneath an industrial staircase that lead up to the roof Right: Architect Kevin Alter helped design the renovation of Sam Shah and Anne Suttles 1920's bunglaow in Austin, Texas. They created a nook under the stairs that houses a vintage Eames chair that belonged to Shah's father. These images appear on www.dwell.com 

Left: Architect Brue Norelius transformed one of the bedrooms into a studio. A custom desk has a magnetic board and bike as wall art above. Right: SMH, Inc's top picks for office accessories. Images courtesy of  DWR  and  Hay . The main image appears on  www.dwell.com  

Left: Architect Brue Norelius transformed one of the bedrooms into a studio. A custom desk has a magnetic board and bike as wall art above. Right: SMH, Inc's top picks for office accessories. Images courtesy of DWR and Hay. The main image appears on www.dwell.com 

Photography:  Signe Birck , Styling by Marcus Hay for  SMH, Inc . These photos show our office in Chelsea, Manhattan which is an extension of Marcus's apartment. A small but functional space, This is where it all happens. We used shelves and a desk from  Blu Dot  and a Tulip Table and Eames chairs from  DWR . 

Photography: Signe Birck, Styling by Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc. These photos show our office in Chelsea, Manhattan which is an extension of Marcus's apartment. A small but functional space, This is where it all happens. We used shelves and a desk from Blu Dot and a Tulip Table and Eames chairs from DWR

Left: In his home office which happens to be a converted shipping container, Wardell runs his art gallery  Chester's Blacksmith Shop . His nephew peeks down from the "napping nook" above. Right:  SMH, Inc's  top picks for office furniture and accessories. Images courtesy of  Hay ,  Poppin ,  Bu Dot ,  Tom Dixon  and  CB2 . The main image appears on  www.dwell.com  

Left: In his home office which happens to be a converted shipping container, Wardell runs his art gallery Chester's Blacksmith Shop. His nephew peeks down from the "napping nook" above. Right: SMH, Inc's top picks for office furniture and accessories. Images courtesy of Hay, Poppin, Bu Dot, Tom Dixon and CB2. The main image appears on www.dwell.com 

Left: The Perth Residence of Renee Coleman via  The Design Files , This office is very discreet and blends in with it's environment perfectly. Right: The office beyond the dining/ meeting area is actually made from everyday packing material like cholguan that retails for about $5 a sheet. This image originally appeared in A Good-Looking Office System on the www.dwell.com site. These images appear on  www.dwell.com  

Left: The Perth Residence of Renee Coleman via The Design Files, This office is very discreet and blends in with it's environment perfectly. Right: The office beyond the dining/ meeting area is actually made from everyday packing material like cholguan that retails for about $5 a sheet. This image originally appeared in A Good-Looking Office System on the www.dwell.com site. These images appear on www.dwell.com 

Left:  SMH, Inc's  top picks for office furniture and accessories. Images courtesy of  DWR  and  Heath Ceramics  Right: Austin Hernandez's home office in Mexico. This photo originally appeared in  Hecho  in Mexico City.  This image appear on  www.dwell.com  

Left: SMH, Inc's top picks for office furniture and accessories. Images courtesy of DWR and Heath Ceramics Right: Austin Hernandez's home office in Mexico. This photo originally appeared in Hecho in Mexico City.  This image appear on www.dwell.com 

In this current climate is a well know fact that more folks are working from home, whether you office is a business, a after hours email station or a nook designated for writing checks and paying bills you should always have a well thought out space that meets all these needs for a work station at home.

 

A home office does not need to be a big ordeal, it can potentially blend in with the environment so an eye can skim across it without pausing on a messy tower of bills and paperwork that never subsides if you plan it properly. It could be a nook under the stairs or even as you will see here a reconverted shipping container.

 

Here are 6 tips for an efficient home office:

 

1. Your space should reflect who you are and what you do, don’t be afraid to think out of the box and embrace something beyond your expected office designed furniture, most on the market found in generic stores lacks soul and an attractive silhouette. You have to sit in there most of the day do it should look pretty. Use a small dining table as a desk,

 

2. Embrace open shelves to get papers and office accessories off the desk, and use vertical file folders on the desk to keep important papers within arm's reach. Do you prefer to stack or file? If you tend to make piles, get a nice basket to tame your mail, notes, and papers. If you prefer a clean desktop, designate a drawer for your important papers.

 

3. Invest in a great office chair, your back will thank you! An ergonomically correct, comfortable seat is worth every cent.

 

4. Let the light in! Make sure your office has plenty of light to cut down on eyestrain and headaches. Position the computer monitor so there's no glare from a window or overhead light, and put a small lamp on the desk for task lighting.

 

5. Display things that inspire. Use a magnetic board or pin board that will promote ideas and allow your eye to gaze and rest from the screen in front of you.

 

6. Consider a nap area nearby that is not a bed, lying down for 10 minutes is proven to be beneficial, a daybed is perfect for example.

 

We have sourced a lot of these images from Dwell Magazine. Dwell is one of our official online content partners. You can view Curio our online mini magazine on Dwell also. In this article designed purely for this blog we have suggestions of great things to buy for the office from some of our favorite retailers, many of whom are clients and whose products we have used in projects that have proved very successful, We hope you enjoy our shopping guide.

 

All images are credited where possible, Please advise if any images need further credits or details. 

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CB2/ Pre- Fall, 2016

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc

This Pre-Fall for CB2, Marcus made the journey to Chicago for a few weeks to work on the latest catalog that is out now. It’s hard to believe but all these amazing rooms were created in the studio from scratch working with the amazing set builders using a lot of reclaimed pieces found in salvage yards and shops around Chicago.

The focus this season revolved around a number of themes including West Coast Casual, Vintage Italian Modern, Gentleman’s Quarters and Luxe Minimalism.  These were perfect themes for Marcus, He says: “ Italian Gio Ponti is one of my favorite masters of design so I was super excited with the theme Vintage Italian Modern, I couldn’t help but reference him and draw inspiration from his approach to design”

CB2 have a wonderful collection of new pieces of furniture and decorative pieces so it was a real pleasure to be able to work with these silhouettes”

These wonderful images were photographed by Jonny Valiant

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CB2 / Holidays / November 2015

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CB2 / Holidays / November 2015

We are cover stars at SMH, Inc! Our wreath made the November cover of CB2's latest Holiday-themed catalog. We have already featured some preliminary images in previous drops and on the net, but this is it folks, the main catalog for the season. This is where all our images styled for the season are featured.

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CB2 / Holidays, 2015

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CB2 / Holidays, 2015

It's Holidays again in catalog world and what is a better one to start with than CB2. Studio Marcus Hay, Inc has just completed its round of Holiday shoots and have promptly moved onto Spring but right now as the weather cools and we had into the season of celebration, it seems appropriate to finally embrace this for real.

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