The Pleasures of Outdoor Showers

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in Island House
The Pleasures of Outdoor Showers

Outdoor showers are the best. In the morning there’s nothing like standing under blasting water while squinting in the sun, catching tiny rainbows through wet eyelashes. At night when the air is chilled, the water warms you while you gaze at a starry sky. I’d never had an outdoor shower and really couldn’t comment much […]

Goodbye, Island House

Posted on Nov 22, 2010 in Island House
Goodbye, Island House

Closing up the island house.

A Few Island Home Improvements

Posted on Aug 23, 2010 in Island House
A Few Island Home Improvements

The weekend before the New York International Gift Fair, where we debuted the Dunes and Duchess line, Dunes and I headed to the island to do some cosmetic work on our little wreck. You’ve seen the before photos so you know that in the long run it’s going to take more than a few coats […]

Our little wreck of island love

Posted on Aug 10, 2010 in Island House
Our little wreck of island love

Before photos of island house

The $4.63 electric bill came.

Posted on Aug 9, 2010 in Island House

We received our first electric bill for the island house. A whopping $4.63! Maybe it was a partial month. Hmmm. Should check that. Dunes went out there a few weeks ago and met with the electrician and for the first time in years the house has power. The mighty appliance using all that energy? Well, […]

The New York Times finds our house.

Posted on Aug 4, 2010 in Island House

So just as we were really falling in love, Dunes and I did something completely crazy for a newly formed couple—we purchased real estate. For months we kept it under wraps from friends and parents, holding our breaths, willing it to happen. You see, I simply had to have it. For me, the house was […]

Please allow us to introduce ourselves.

Posted on Aug 3, 2010 in Uncategorized

Suddenly, the momentum changed. Dunes and I had been high-flying for years on a wave of fat magazine budgets and need-it-yesterday clients. He takes photographs, you see, and I style them. We work, we travel, we have more life experiences in a week than most have in a few years. Yes. We are very lucky. […]

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