Do you make lists?
Does a chalkboard or calendar keep you on track with appointments, events, special occasions?
I actually keep a lot in my head - more than most people, probably. Yet sometimes, especially this summer, I really need to write it all down to keep myself on track.
The hectic schedule stretched out in front of me has led me to have to walk away from some commitments.
Thus, I would like to share that I will no longer be editing FLEA MARKET STYLE.
I have instead chosen to move on to new projects where I can fully take the lead and unleash my creativity. These new projects bring me much joy and I am so excited I can barely sleep at night. And I need that sleep because it is a busy time! Indeed; Jenny, Linda and Sarah are so busy with our new projects that they have had to opt out of Flea Market Style, too. However, a second issue of Flea Market Style, with Ki at the helm, is currently being produced; and we very much look forward to seeing the finished product next year!
Looking ahead, I am fortunate to work with a team which I know will result in spectacular results - with each team member bringing dynamic talents to the mix. Jenny, Linda MacDonald, Sarah Egge and Stacey Willey are as excited as I am in for what lies ahead in 2010 and 2011!
And this is what we are working on:
1. NEW MAGAZINES: While I am heavily focused on HOLIDAY with Matthew Mead, I am also producing and shooting two other titles for early 2011. When approached by a publisher, I couldn't pass up the chance to conceptualize and produce my own work, so we are feverishly shooting in season a beautiful gardening magazine filled with engaging ideas for plants, flowers and herbs mixed with our own signature FLEA MARKET panache. So, lots of vintage planters, furnishings and ideas with all the gardening things you love.
The third title is one I can't yet reveal; but it involves expanding our DECORATING statements with all the elements that are distinctly Matthew Mead. So, we are embracing what lies ahead and we are happy that you will not only have a second issue of Flea Market Style to enjoy next year, but also some great new reads that will help fill the gap left by the closure of so many of your favourites
Stay tuned for more!
Stay tuned for more!
2. A BRAND NEW PRODUCT LINE featuring beautiful and useful items for entertaining. Fresh shapes,
updated styles, and time honored pieces reproduced from the collection that I have built over many years and used time and again to celebrate my friends, family, special times and milestones. It will take over a year to bring to life, but the possibilities are endless and my vintage inspirations will lead the way.
3. TWO NEW BOOKS... one with a familiar subject and one using current technology to aid you in all of
your decorating dreams. Fun, full color, fresh with ideas that open up many new ways to create,
style and embellish your personal space. Linda and Sarah are each at the writing helm of these individual books.
4. REALITY T.V... well sure, why not? But sans the whining and personality clashes. Instead, decorating challenges, how-to projects, and sources - with quality ideas and style that you will want to replicate, try, maybe even join in on. Joining me will be other amazing style luminaries with experience in color, collecting, fabrication and so much more. It will be my magazines come to life... the pilot starts shooting this summer and hopefully by next year you will be happily watching along!
It is a full plate, for certain, and there will be no need for seconds. But with Jenny, Linda, Sarah and Stacey it is an opportunity of a lifetime that I can't resist.
Please join us!
Have you reserved your copy yet?