Paul Barbera is an Australian-born photographer who splits his time between Australia and Europe. He works mainly in advertising and editorial but what inspires him most are his self-initiated projects, which are featured online. He has been published in more than 50 international publications, including View on Colour, Bloom, Elle Decor, Freudin, Grazia Casa, Vogue Living, Jalouse, and Black Book.
Rae Blunstone is a London-based creative writer and assistant editor at Stylus.com. When she’s not writing about design, she likes to play with clay.
Debbie Carlos was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Manila, Philippines. She first earned a degree in psychology at Clark University in Massachusetts before moving on to study photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She works in fine art, food and interiors. Her images seek to capture the strange, the quiet, the awkward but lovely. Debbie sells posters and prints of her work via her online store and enjoys getting to look around behind the scenes for her studio visit and house tour project, Visit Visit.
Brian W. Ferry
Brian Ferry is a freelance photographer based in Brooklyn. He regularly shoots interiors and environments, artists and designers, portraits, and travel and lifestyle stories both for personal work and for clients and collaborators such as Freunde von Freunden, BBDO/Starbucks, Aritzia, Wilder Quarterly, Brooklyn Magazine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. His work has been exhibited in Los Angeles and London, and a limited-edition book of his photographs was published in 2011 by Lawson’s Books. He frequently posts new photographs, thoughts, ideas, and inspirations on his popular blog, the blue hour.
David John is an interior designer and writer based in Los Angeles. He created his own site, You Have Been Here Sometime – YHBHS, as a means to engage designers and artists and to further his own design practice. His writing has appeared in Yatzer, Apartamento, and Freunde von Freunden. He is endlessly researching process, materials, and aesthetic solutions in regards to furniture, objects, lighting, and interior spaces.
Jess Hemenway is a freelance writer and the owner of creative and sales agency VEN. She is a native Texan now living and working in Brooklyn.
Michael A. Muller
Michael A. Muller is a lifestyle photographer based in Austin, Texas. Splitting time between music and photos, Michael’s travels with his band Balmorhea have lead to a wide array of photographic subjects and locations which he documents on his blog. In his photography — both personal and professional — he is drawn toward individuals and their relationship with places; natural light; and quiet detail. He is a frequent contributor to Freunde von Freunden, Cereal, Kinfolk, Remodelista, and Synonym Journal, among others.
Hailing from the foothills of Appalachia, Ryland Quillen set forth into the world with an education in furniture design from the Savannah College of Art & Design. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Ryland packed a single suitcase and set off to the Pacific Northwest. Stints with Seattle-area Grain and, currently, Iacoli & McAllister, have helped Ryland refine his multi-disciplinary design aesthetic. Ryland has recently expanded his experience beyond design by collaborating with the University of Washington Art Department and by joining the Sight Unseen staff as assistant editor. Follow his every move on Instagram and Pinterest.
Deborah Shapiro is a writer based in Chicago, where she lives with her husband and son. She has worked at ELLE and New York, and written for T Magazine, The Second Pass, and Time Out New York, among other publications.
Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Bethesda, Maryland, photographer Mike Vorrasi now calls Brooklyn his home. Since moving to New York 10 years ago, Vorrasi has worked for companies such as Urban Outfitters, NYLON, and Manhattan magazine, photographing designers and artists in their most private spaces — their work studios and homes. Some of his favorite shoots have been with jewelry designers Pamela Love and Digby & Iona.
Claire Walsh is a London-based stylist and writer of all things design related. She is an editor at Stylus.com, and her work has appeared in Elle Decoration and B Magazine. She is the author of the Wallpaper* City Guide to Helsinki and the cute Japanese book Interior of London Style. When she’s not working, she likes to travel far and wide.
Su Wu runs I’m Revolting, an online compendium of ideas and visual inspirations, and collects even more images on Pinterest. In 2012, she was named a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism fellow, to examine the future of arts storytelling. A writer and former visual arts critic, she lives in downtown Los Angeles next to an indoor pistol range and a smoked fish factory.