We have been married for 8 years and have been living happily in Brooklyn, NY. By day we are both employed as photo and video professionals and it’s no surprise that outside of work we are just as passionately documenting our relationship and personal projects. Between the two of us we have collaborated and produced documentaries, art installations, and commercials that can be found sprinkled across the web. Our work has sent us all around the U.S. as well as to Europe, Asia and Africa. 2017 is the year we are finally establishing a centralized place that will bring together all of the rich visual stories we create. It’s our hope that this project, No Stranger to Us will be a chronicle of our quirky everyday life and the convivial travels and adventures that we take together. We are also hoping to find like-minded collaborators to partner with on future projects.
“There are no strangers here, only friends that have not yet met,” William Butler Yeats.
Finding familiarity in people and places is what motivates us to travel and learn about the world. Driven by curiosity, we want to uncover and celebrate diverse culture that manifests itself in Brooklyn as well as further abroad. Our apartment is designed to acknowledge people, places, and things that may be foreign to Brooklyn, but make us feel at home.
We couldn’t think of a better way of getting started and sharing more intimate details about our life then with giving a glimpse of our apartment in Brooklyn, NY.
After graduating from Pratt Institute, we decided to make Brooklyn our home together. The diversity of people, the rich history, and constant transformation we have seen in our neighborhood has been astonishing. When we first moved into our apartment we were so excited about all of the light. It’s not always a guarantee that you will have a window with any kind of view when living in NYC. We are eternally grateful for the inspiration our windows give.
Entertaining friends and family is very important to us. We were able to find this eight foot long mid-century table at Horseman Antiques in Boerum Hill. It has become a great utility piece for us. It has hosted many dinner parties and also functions as a desk for Juliette.
When thinking about our bedroom, we were both quick to say that it should be a relaxing sanctuary. We wanted to shut out as many distractions as possible and use dark wood and deep purple (Cooper’s favorite) to invoke a calming feeling. We sleep against the eastern wall of our building, so the sun greets us every morning. On trip to Art Basel Miami, Cooper visited a local shop that was selling Hindu toran, a sacred decoration for entry ways that is shaped like mango leaves, from India that works perfectly in our bedroom. It’s one of my favorite design items in our apartment.
We both have similar eclectic design style and are commonly drawn to antiques, one of kind furniture and artwork. Hope you all liked this little tour of our apartment, more to come soon!
Don’t be a stranger,
Juliette and Cooper