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Our New Studio

Remember back here where we were looking for a new studio? We found one that I think will work! It is a really cool building in the Mission not far from where we are now. I started calling every listing on Craigslist and then spent two afternoons just walking around looking for real estate signs and asking people if they knew of anything. Everything was either really expensive or the space was awkward. Then luckily Paul happened to be walking by our new building and noticed people were moving out. We were able to get in and call the landlord before it was on the market! YEA!! What I like about the building is we have the whole space. It isn’t huge but it is divided up really nicely so we can use the upstairs for shooting and continue doing our craft nights and classes and then downstairs we’ll use for offices. (It is hard to hold events in the same place you work because you are always having to clean up projects and move things out of the way.) It is amazing to have them be two separate spaces. Another aspect I liked is the space is zoned for retail. I don’t know if I want to open up a full fledged shop anytime soon but I like that it is an option.

It’s a pretty decent blank canvas but these are definitely the before pictures. I really love the staircase and the bathrooms all have really cool tile. Right now we are working out the painting and furniture details. My goal is to get the space up and running and functional and then come through and design it later. It is really scary to sign a lease and make big decisions, but it is a huge relief to have a space we can shoot in and I’m excited to be able to hold more Craft Nights and classes on a regular basis!

New Studio BEFORE

  1. Kirsten

    August 14, 2013

    finding spaces here is seriously so difficult.
    we’ve been looking for a new place to live for about a month and its so hard.
    we have to move by sunday, so hopefully we get some of the luck you did.
    maybe i should just start walking down the streets, good idea.

    and this space looks great!
    can’t wait to see what you do with the place!

  2. Michelle @ Full Belly, Worn Soles

    August 14, 2013

    What a lovely blank canvas! The light in there is going to be perfect for photos!

  3. lyndsay // coco cake land

    August 14, 2013

    congratulations jordan!! that is seriously exciting! always scary but it will be so worth it! remember when you bought your domain name for $2000 and that was big? (that was from your alt for everyone class…!) now look at your blog – super popular and awesome! the new space will only help to grow your blog and biz! craft nights and parties and awesome styled shoots – SO FUN! looking forward to seeing the new space unfold! ^__^

  4. Lindsay / Life By Lindsay

    August 14, 2013

    WOW so cool!!! I need to find something like this! right now I have all my stuff at home (in our garage) and my family is likely to murder me from all the projects strategically placed everywhere.

    Excited for you guys (with a sliver of jealous)!


    August 14, 2013

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! your new studio is really cool I hope one day I will have a fashion studio in SF!!! enjoy your new place!!!

    DIY ON

  6. MiME

    August 14, 2013

    Congratulations!!!! The space looks great! I wish you lots of inspiration an creativity in your new rooms!!!! MiME

  7. Karina

    August 14, 2013

    How wonderful! Congratulations. As a photographer here in SF, I’m curious if you will be open to renting out the studio space every now and again when its all fixed up?


  8. bp

    August 14, 2013

    Yay! Can’t wait to finally attend one (or several) of your craft nights & classes! So lucky you found a spot so fast! It was definitely meant to be & a risk worth taking! Congrats!

  9. Julie Gallagher

    August 14, 2013

    pretty awesome space – can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  10. michelle

    August 14, 2013

    Wow, you have the whole space! Zone for retail! My brain just exploded. How wonderfully magnificent Jordan. Truly exceptionally exciting.

  11. Michelle A

    August 14, 2013

    Yay!!! Looks incredible, so happy for you and the OHD team.

  12. Yvonne Cornell

    August 14, 2013

    Jordan and Paul, you double-scored! Your NEW ‘Studio Life over CHAS’ snuggly sandwiched between two ornate architectural scrolls on the building’s outside will be filled with fantasy and great adventure. I can’t wait to read all the unfoldings…. or unscrollings, as the case may be.

  13. meg

    August 14, 2013

    Love the new space!
    Looks so charming.

  14. Laura

    August 14, 2013

    love the space and the flow of light. nothing better than big big windows.! xoxoxox

  15. Paula

    August 14, 2013

    It sure looks great! Nice windows and lots of possibilities. I’m glad for you!

  16. Jessica Doll

    August 14, 2013

    Congrats on the new space, it’s beautiful! I love the floors and windows upstairs.

  17. deana

    August 14, 2013

    lovely! love the floors!
    -Deana, from Birds&Oxfords

  18. Leigh

    August 14, 2013

    Looks great! Congrats~!

  19. chiara

    August 14, 2013

    How exciting! It looks like a space where great thing will happen!

  20. giulia

    August 14, 2013

    it looks great but i cannot wait to see how wonderful you make it become!!!

  21. Molly

    August 14, 2013

    Love this space. It’s a blank canvas but definitely one with tons of potential. So glad you were able to get what you wanted!

  22. Joy

    August 14, 2013

    Wow! Congratz on the nice find. Looks like you will have plenty of room there.

  23. Winnie

    August 15, 2013

    Wow congrats! I wish I reside in SF so I can attend the craft nights.

  24. Joy | Frock Files

    August 15, 2013

    What a thrill! I love a blank space and this one looks like it has great bones. I’m excited to see what you end up doing with it. Sending lots of good luck wishes!

  25. Madhavi

    August 16, 2013

    You are such an inspiration and the luckiest girl on the planet. You always get everything you want!

  26. Megan

    August 16, 2013

    That space looks INCREDIBLE. Excited for craft nights!

  27. kelly harp

    August 16, 2013

    Woooowwww! Looks so cool! Congrats!!!

  28. valerina

    August 17, 2013

    I’m so happy to read all this exciting news since you’r back ! I miss you and your boys! I Promise i will come in the year! big bisous. val

  29. Bouloum byArconas

    August 18, 2013

    Congratulations! DM me when you’re closer to thinking about furnishings, will see what we can do for you!

  30. Lauren

    August 24, 2013

    Great space! If you are ever looking again or know somebody else in the area, my friends have a business that helps you easily search for business space in a few different cities, one being San Francisco.

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