Thursday, November 20, 2014

Instagam/ Blue/ Studio Marcus Hay



Our favorite color at Studio Marcus Hay is Blue. We just love it, always have! We see blue everywhere and it's a common theme in our work and also in images we capture on Instagram. 

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Williams Sonoma/ Holiday Catalog 2014

Photography: Seth Smoot, Art Direction & Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Christina Schidhofer, Art Direction & Styling: Studio Marcus Hay



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

Photography: Chris Court, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay, Styling: Philippa Brathwaite

Photography: Chris Court, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay, Styling: Philippa Brathwaite

Photography: Chris Court, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay, Styling: Philippa Brathwaite

Photography: Peden + Munk, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay, Styling: Philippa Brathwaite


For Williams Sonoma, Studio Marcus Hay has been very busy Art Directing and in some cases also Styling for the Holiday Catalogs and online imagery. Working with a number of wonderful Photographers including Christina Schmidhofer, Peden + Munk, Seth Smoot and Chris Court and also the amazing Prop Stylist Philippa Brathwaite we have been carving out the holidays in lots of spectacular ways. 

Shooting in both cities, New York and San Francisco, It was great to be able to explore Hanukkah in the mix this year. Studio Marcus Hay designed a blue kitchen for these spreads that features above.

Look out in the coming months for more holiday imagery as we creep closer to those celebrations. 



CB2/ Holiday Catalog

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay 

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


For the latest CB2 Catalog out now, Studio Marcus Hay contributed further to the Holiday Catalog with the pages shown above. A few posts below you can see the October Catalog that featured an early Holiday presentation, These are the further pages that made it into the second drop. 

The spreads above are linked to a drinks/ entertaining vibe and also their Renegade section that features handcrafted gift ideas. 

Working again with the wonderful Photographer Jonny Valiant, We managed to add some further sparkle to the festive season. 

Hard to believe it's around the corner. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Instagram/ Red/ Studio Marcus Hay



We are seeing RED everywhere at Studio Marcus Hay From Paris to Chicago, San Francisco to London 

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Williams Sonoma/ Fall Spreads

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

Photography: Peden + Munk, Prop Styling: Philippa Brathwaite, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction and Prop Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction and Prop Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


More spreads Art Directed by Studio Marcus Hay have been filtering through the Fall catalogs of Williams Sonoma, Often although shooting and directing a main theme such as the apples program below, we can have some pages that are added on that are stand alone's. In Fall/ Autumn we of course like to celebrate Oktoberfest and Thanksgiving for example. Due to timing this year, Studio Marcus Hay worked on early Fall for Williams Sonoma but skipped the period where Thanksgiving was shot. Working heavily on the Christmas and Hanukkah programs, Look out for these pages soon on Fluff N Stuff. 

It was great to have the opportunity to work with the very talented Prop Stylist on one of these spreads; Philippa Brathwaite. The rest of the spreads shown here were Art Directed and Prop Styled by S.M.H. We also love shooting with Photographers Anson Smart and Peden + Munk, Merliee Bordin and Alison Attenborough never fail to delight us with their Food Styling. 

As we start to rug up, Winter is approaching, so enjoy the remainder of Fall. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

CB2/ October Catalog

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


With October come the eve of Holidays, Most companies will do a soft sell on the Festive Season at this time of the year, just to start getting all you folks in the mood! A few months ago in Chicago I got to work with our regular partner in crime, Photographer Jonny Valiant. This is the first time we have worked together on CB2, We are about to work together on the Spring Program for CB2 in the doing weeks so hopefully it will be a regular collaboration in the future.

The biggest part of the job for us at Studio Marcus Hay is working on the design of these sets, All these images are shot in a studio and each room has been created from scratch. Working with an amazing team headed by Adam Radetski at the Crate & Barrel studio. This season for the holidays we wanted largely to give a Scandinavian feel to our sets and with it Jonny matched the mood with the lighting. Using a lot of smokey patina-ed walls in cool grays with reclaimed natural wood flooring, we wove in hits of turquoise for a pop that came from the CB2 merchandise for the season. 

It was really nice to tap into this world, I love this palette. I am looking forward to using some pops of more color come Spring but as we head into the cooler season here in the northern hemisphere, right now it feels right to embrace this icy world, Hope you enjoy the images.