guest artist color prints

January 28th, 2014

You can still find giant black and white posters of my work in my shop but now, for a limited time you can also buy one of 2 GIANT COLOR posters over in Debbie Carlo’s shop. Debbie is a hero of mine so this is a big deal for me. Get all the details over in her shop. (There’s a deal if you buy both, FYI).

new work: kelly lamb studios for remodelista

January 26th, 2014

Had an amazing day discovering this hidden gem in silver lake. Stay tuned for more pictures of the studio. For now hop on over to remodelista for a tour through ceramicist Kelly Lamb’s beautiful home.

the year in bensimons

January 7th, 2014

A little nod to my favorite shoe and big part of my shoot uniform, the slip on bensimon. I’ve worn them since I was a little girl and recently they’ve taken me all over the place. Some of the spots we’ve gone together (all from my instagram): San Francisco, Mexico, Hawaii, Boston, New York, the desert, Vegas, Portland, Paris, Provence, on my daily walks and all over LA. (Follow me on instagram!) Here’s to more travel for everyone in 2014.

And for good measure, a couple of candids of yours truly thanks to Michelle Pullman.

p.s. Me on the left with my cousins climbing the gate of a medieval castle in france, bensimons in place.

If you’re in paris, buy bensimons at Autour du Monde, otherwise in LA you can find them at Poketo and Individual Medley and online at Madewell. Also, totally wasn’t paid for this.

san francisco, briefly

November 16th, 2013

The road, the show, the hotel.

hawaii, briefly

November 14th, 2013

Epic travel recently including a 36 hour trip to honolulu. I was up before the sun both days and it was so quiet and full of magic. I tried to soak up every second of it. Find me on instagram to see this all unfold in real time. @ljoliet.

big sur

November 4th, 2013

Spectacular 3 day get away. Rainy on the way up, like this the whole drive back. Just magic.

new work: Heirloom + Poketo for T Magazine

October 27th, 2013

I recently started collaborating with Alissa on a series of stories for the new york times T Magazine. I’m really proud of these stories because 1) it means collaborating with Alissa, a friend and a writer whom I admire, 2) we’re covering very east side LA specific people and businesses which fills me with LA pride.

The most recent story is about another collaboration: between catering and party planning masters, Heirloom LA and style mavens and shop owners, Poketo and the street food event they threw recently. Read the whole story here.

german glamour

October 27th, 2013

In a surprising turn, German Glamour featured me as one of their favorite bloggers, alongside the likes of Dabito! They rightly chose Tracy’s house as the big spread. Love that house.And thanks to Michelle Pullman for taking a photo of me even though my face does weird things when a camera is pointed at it.

wonderful simple things

October 19th, 2013

Hi. I’m spending less time around here since I started working on an updated portfolio and launched my posters (I love seeing them in other people’s spaces, like Lisa’s and Erin’s!). I’m also trying, with varying degrees of success, to disconnect from the computer and the internet every once in a while. For some perspective. For some quiet. For some rest.

I’m filling the well in other ways. Like reading. I’m reading Swimming Studies and loving it. I just finished A Hologram for the King” and wasn’t disappointed. I’m a dave eggers fan, though, so there’s that. In the queue are The Pale King by David Foster Wallace and Just Kids, Patti Smith’s Memoir. Reading is fun.

I’m walking more. Attempting to sleep more. And thinking about what things might be ahead. What other things I might want to do, creative and otherwise. Lots of questions and the space around them to wait for an answer.

I’m thinking about simple ways I can be nice to myself. Simple things that make me feel full. I’m not much of a shopper but I got myself new jeans. They are part of my shooting uniform, along with the only shoes I wear and simple tees. Having a functional uniform for shoot days is something that gives me enormous peace of mind. It’s the little things.

I have also been loving lily stockman’s thoughtful blog.


casual news: lj studio print shop

September 26th, 2013

Hi friends. A couple of months ago I started making these big black and white posters of my photos for fun. It’s been so long since I’ve had my work be tangible and decorative that it was mainly an exercise in doing something new. I gave away a lot of the prints and have been rotating a bunch around my house. Well, the one I sent Summer ended up on instagram and there was an outcry to make the posters available. And I listen to the people. So … I launched a casual print shop today!

Visit the shop HERE!

I had originally planned to launch prints and postcards and posters next year, but the time is now, it turns out.

I’ll be adding to the shop as time goes on and have some fun collaborations for other prints on the horizon for the holidays so stay tuned. In the meantime, I’m offering 5 posters. They’re all black and white and 32″x48″ (so…huge) and are printed on normal paper, like a giant xerox. They’re fun! The price includes ground shipping. Don’t be surprised if the prints change, so if you see something you like, order it.

This is Huntington:

This is Todos:

This is Summer’s instagram of Saint-Jean in her bedroom:

See all 5 posters here in the shop!

Thanks to Summer, Daniel, Sharon and Morgan for the kick in the pants. Also as a side note, if there is a photo of mine that you really really want to have as a poster and you don’t see it here, feel free to email studio (at) laurejoliet (dot) com with “PRINT” in the subject line and we’ll see what we can do!

Also worth noting that Hazel is super into these: