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. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Apartment Feature/ Home Journal

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



Last year Photographer Jonny Valiant and I photographed my apartment and studio, Studio Marcus Hay in Chelsea, NYC. Hong Kong based magazine Home Journal has just picked up a portion of the story, They have only shown the apartment side of the story to my knowledge in their latest issue and it's only shown here in a condensed form on our blog as I am yet to receive a whole issue to review.

The last time Home Journal published another story on another apartment of mine in New York was 2010 so it's great to be gracing their cover and pages once again, Thanks to Home Journal for including me once again. 

The feature was written by the amazing Ian Philips of Tripod Agency and a part of it is as follows, Thanks Ian for all the wonderful words and all his help in producing this feature:  

Treasured furniture, quirky finds, and a host of vintage posters and art mingle in the spontaneous yet well-planned space of creative director Marcus Hay

For Australian-born Marcus Hay, storage is always a problem. As a sought after stylist and creative director, Marcus is constantly amassing objects for his job, which eventually took over his small apartment. “My cupboards were brimming with props and my work life was overshadowing my home life,” he recalls. He decided it was time for a change. So, when a 750-sq-ft unit became available in the same apartment block, he jumped at the chance.


The building in question is London Terrace, one of the most iconic residential high-rises in New York. It takes up a whole block in Chelsea and is comprised of roughly 1,700 flats, and counts Chelsea Clinton and photographer Annie Leibovitz as previous occupants.
When Marcus first saw the one-bedroom apartment in 2010, it was “like an empty shell.” The period features were still in place, but the walls were completely white, which he thought of as a blank canvas. The first thing he did was to paint it. “I like to live with my palette of colours around me,” he says. “I kind of like a grey that has an undertone hue. So, the apartment is a series of green-y and blue-y greys.” 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Williams Sonoma/ Tomatoes/ Summer 2014

Photography: Anna Williams, Styling by Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anna Williams, Styling by Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anna Williams, Styling by Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anna Williams, Styling by Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anna Williams, Styling by Studio Marcus Hay


Not many of you may know this but I love tomatoes, everything about them! One of my most favorite smells in the world is the smell of tomato vines and leaves. I love that earthy tangy fragrance that is like no other. 

When Williams Sonoma asked me to style the Summer Tomato program for their latest catalog, I was very happy. Not only did I get to work with the ever amazing Photographer Anna Williams but we spent close to a week and half photographing all varieties of tomatoes possible an believe you me, there is a lot of them. We got to shoot on a very inspiring property in San Francisco that looked straight out of Tuscany

The food was styled by the wonderful Sandra Cook You have to agree those tarts looked amazing!  

Hope you enjoy the shots, We had a great time creating them. 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy July 4th!/ 2014

Photography: Con Poulos, Styling by Studio Marcus Hay


Happy July 4th from all at Studio Marcus Hay, let the Fireworks begin! In New York we are looking forward to the fireworks on the East River this year, Hope they will be spectacular! 

This image was shot by Con Poulos for Williams Sonoma and can be seen currently on their website featuring cookie ideas, Styled by Studio Marcus Hay, It features the work of one of our regulars Craft Stylist Andrea Greco who  handmade these very cute pinwheels and custom made bunting. 

Have an amazing July 4th. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Fluff N Stuff Blog/ Studio Marcus Hay Inc.




Don't forget to check in regularly at Fluff N Stuff, Studio Marcus Hay's blog where you find great info and inspiration concerning color & trend forecasting, interiors and style & creative direction. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Get the Look!/ Studio Marcus Hay

Main image: Photographed by Jim Bastardo, Stylng: Studio Marcus Hay


Main image: Photography: Kat Teutsch, Styling and Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay


New to our Color & Trend Forecasting section on www.studiomarcushay.com, We have a small feature that pops up every now again within the section on the website called Get The Look, It's purpose is to highlight some of the key items that are featured in some of the more popular Studio Marcus Hay images. We often get a lot of emails out of the blue asking us where we sourced certain items, Hopefully in this case this section will help those writing to ask us.

At Studio Marcus Hay we love to create a narrative to as many images as we can, A story behind an image is always captivating even if subtle. Our top Get The Look featured here was shot for a recent Design Within Reach catalog,This time it was a Studio Marcus Hay favorite: Doris Day who inspired the look for this image featuring Muuto shelving. This look is particularly inspired by her show The Doris Day Show that ran from 1968-1973. We wanted to capture Doris's spirit within our scheme for the shot with a sunny and innocent 
interpretation of an entryway complete with Doris's bike and head scarf.

The second Get The Look is from our New York Stories series, You can see more here. It's part of the Edna Indigo Greenleaf series. A lover of botanical, Edna resides in the West Village. 

Look out for more Get the Looks in the future at www.studiomarcushay.com