Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Studio Marcus Hay Warehouse/ Online Shop


Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling & Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay




Coming soon to Studio Marcus Hay Warehouse is the online store featuring finds from all over the globe. Shopped, Sourced and Stored just for you, Studio Marcus Hay is very excited to be launching this new project in September, 2014. Shipped directly from New York, soon you will be able to have you own little slice of S.M.H at home. 

Stay posted! 

Color & Trend Forecasting

Photography: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Studio Marcus Hay


In our next series of Color Inspirations, found in our Color & Trend Forecasting section on The Studio Marcus Hay website. We explore color combinations found and inspired by our travels, on set and sourcing of product in stores. We are loving right now the bright electric hues of Arper furniture found in NYC's ABC Carpet & Home. We embrace our love of classic Bistro Style experience lately on a trip to Chicago and on set with beautiful produce we capture a palette inspired by a random composition of seasonal fruit and foliage.

We believe at Studio Marcus Hay that inspiration for color can be found everywhere, Look out for more color combos in future posts   

Belle Magazine/ Smart Spaces

Cover of current issue of Belle

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


In the current issue of Australian Belle Magazine, In a feature called Smart Spaces which highlights apartment makeovers, My apartment and studio in New York was featured as a package which included an apartments in Lyon, Melbourne, Sydney and Milan. My two page spread is titled Chelsea Eclectic. It's a cute small article which manages to squeeze quite a few views of my apartment and studio. Thanks to the team at Belle for featuring me.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Williams Sonoma/ Wine Country

Photography: Peden + Munk, Art Direction and Styling by Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Peden + Munk, Art Direction and Styling by Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Peden + Munk, Art Direction and Styling by Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Peden + Munk, Art Direction and Styling by Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Peden + Munk, Art Direction and Styling by Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Peden + Munk, Art Direction and Styling by Studio Marcus Hay


Lately, Studio Marcus Hay has begun a new role with Williams Sonoma in the role of Art Direction and Styling. It is a great opportunity for S.M.H to stretch out and utilize all sets of skills. Marcus, coming from a Design background, having worked on such titles as Vogue Australia, Elle Australia, Real Simple as a Graphic Designer and Art/ Style Director is no stranger to this side of the business so being able to be part of a bigger picture is something Studio Marcus Hay is loving embracing, plus it is always a pleasure working with the team at WS. 

One of our first projects now printed in William's Sonoma's latest Catalog for Late Summer is a series of images produced with Photographers Peden + Munk. Having been a big fan of their work, Studio Marcus Hay worked on these projects in San Francisco. Peden + Munk have amazing work published in Bon Appetit, Conde Nast Traveller and The New York Times Magazine Check out their website for evidence of their work in both Photography and Moving Image. S.M.H has just finished another project this week with the team, look out for this one soon. 

The sections here revolve around a Wine Country story using some of WS's new botanical print plates, Here S.M.H worked with the very talented set building team, lead by Brett Bachtle. We created a wine cellar esque set that evoked the mood of Californian Wine Country. Using reclaimed wood and old windows found in Petaluma, we constructed the set in a SF photo studio. Other additional shots revolved around WS Spatula's and the reintroduction of the Le Creuset Heritage line.

Look out for more Studio Marcus Hay stories in up and coming William Sonoma Catalog's.  

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Get the Look!/ Studio Marcus Hay


Photography: Jim Bastardo, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay



For the latest Get the Look, Found at www.studiomarcushay.com  We chose a classic Design Within Reach image shot by the amazing Jim Bastardo to call out where you can find like minded or the same. Shot last summer in The Hamptons in a very cute granny flat like section of  home, we turned a small room into an elevated beach shack. Painted all white and with a cute stairwell that led to a sleeping nook, We channeled classic American surfing romps like 1960's TV's Gidget and the 1966 film The Endless Summer . You can even see a tribute to the film in the way of a framed poster. It was a really fun shot to style and having grown up on the beaches, I could totally relate. 

See it featured in our Color and Trend Forecasting section of www.studiomarcushay.com


Friday, July 25, 2014

Apartment Feature/ D Della Repubblica Magazine

Photography: Jonny Valiant/ Tripod Agency, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


Photography: Jonny Valiant/ Tripod Agency, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


Photography: Jonny Valiant/ Tripod Agency, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant/ Tripod Agency, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay



In the May issue of D Della Repubblica Magazine, My residence and studio where featured in their Style section of the magazine.

 D Della Repubblica Magazine is a weekly Italian magazine. Italian magazines are some of my favorites so it is an honor to be published by them, I only really found out about it so excuse the tardiness in getting the story on my blog.

Thanks to Photographer Jonny Valiant  for the amazing photographs and for Ian Philips of Tripod Agency who wrote the words (translated into Italian) and helped produce the story.  

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Good Housekeeping/ Easy as Pie

Photography: Con Poulos, Prop Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Con Poulos, Prop Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Con Poulos, Prop Styling: Studio Marcus Hay
Photography: Con Poulos, Prop Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


Who doesn't love a pie?! At Studio Marcus Hay we sure do, in fact we all had to have a sample a little of all of these beauties baked and styled by the amazing Christine Albano. I have to say the plum was a personal favorite! 

It was great to be involved in this pie making story for Good Housekeeping Magazine. What was first a smaller story that we had originally shot at the end of another larger story became it's own feature due to the fact that back at The GH office, our pie shots were so well received they wanted us to shoot more shots to extend the story including a new opener and ice-cream companions. 

When producing this story we had a struggle finding 4 identical vintage pie dishes, It was our mission, It is kind of ironic that you can't really see them due to the angle we took but believe you me they are there, Thanks for Christine's patience as we hunted and gathered these. 

Photographer Con Poulos did an wonderful job shooting this feature which can be found in the August issue of Good Housekeeping.