June 20th, 2012

One of the most cherished friendships I’ve built over the course of Rue’s evolution is with photographer Emily Johnston Anderson. We met while both living in Chicago when I contacted her after seeing her home featured on Design Sponge. Fast forward a month or so later and Emily photographed my apartment, which later ended up in the premiere issue of the magazine. Though she lives in New York and I’m in San Francisco now, we get to see each other a few times a year at various photo shoots and events. Regardless of the situation, we always seems to end up in deep conversation about life and love.

I’m not quite sure what took me so long, but I just ordered this beautiful print from Emily to hang on my living room wall. I love the (lack of) color. I love the way it reminds me how opportunity comes both as a mountain to surpass and an open sky to embrace. I love that I know the story and the eye behind this photo. And I can’t tell you how happy that makes me!

commented on June 20th 2012 at 5:31 pm ()

This is such a beautiful piece. Thank you for the introduction! I’m off to check Emily out

commented on June 20th 2012 at 9:00 pm ()

That is beautiful. It reminds me of a photo in a yoga book that I have. So serene and open to interpretation.

commented on June 20th 2012 at 10:04 pm ()

Such a relaxing photo. Your friend has talent.

commented on June 23rd 2012 at 1:29 am ()

This is such a wonderful post Crystal. Very honest. Happy weekend to you

commented on June 28th 2012 at 10:40 am ()

I just want to let you know how I love your Friday’s reflections on gratitude. It is a value to behold!

commented on June 28th 2012 at 9:54 pm ()

She sure is talented! This pieces is beautiful! it reminds me of a photograph I received from a photographer friend as a wedding gift. Different subject matter but very quiet and peaceful and I also know the eye behind the lens and the story,,, so much more powerful and meaningful :) Enjoy this beauty!

commented on July 10th 2012 at 9:15 pm ()

Hi Crystal,

Everything alright with you? Haven’t seen a post in awhile. Just wanted to check that all is good with you.