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  • Cactus Incident

    Shot by Jim Bastardo, the new Design Within Reach catalog is simply amazing.  Full of light-filled images and beautiful homes styled to perfection – it isn’t so much about selling furniture as it is about the possibilities of a home-life redesign.  All shot in a stark desert setting, the pieces really stand out in their […]

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  • Live Outside

    Jim Bastardo recently shot the two annual books for Lowe’s: Outdoor Furniture and Outdoor Tools.  We caught up with Jim to talk a little about the experience of working on such a large production: “Both were huge endeavors.  The scale on the furniture book was epic: 30 days of shooting in temperatures over 100 degree, […]

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  • Homecoming

    Hot on the heels of a great Memorial Day weekend  comes this makeover story for a homecoming Army sergeant, beautifully photographed for HGTV Magazine by Big Leo’s own Jim Bastardo.  Waiting for your husband to come home on leave must be excruciating, and a huge project like this is the perfect thing to fill those […]

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  • Organized Crimes

    Jim Bastardo has photos in the new Martha Stewart special Organizing issue – it is a nice little book that has great ideas on saving space.  Maybe it just all our stylist friends but tchotchkes start to band together in a mob of angry objects that threaten to storm the peaceful calm of any apartment. […]

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  • Bedding Within Reach

    Design Within Reach has just launched a new line of bedding. Before you queue up the usual bed jokes, go check out the line, it is actually really nice. Italian sheets, coverlets, duvet covers, and pillowcases.  Sleek and comfy all wrapped up into the ultimate naptime.  All photographed by the sharp eye of Jim Bastardo.  Also, […]

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  • Throwing Curves

    Eva Ziesel described herself as ‘a maker of useful things.’  Such an understatement from one of the titans of 20th century design. From someone who survived solitary confinement in Stalin’s prisons, took the last train out of Austria when the Nazis invaded, and arrived in the US with $67 in her pocket.  From someone who […]

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  • Welded Steel

    For the August issue of the Design Within Reach catalog, Jim Bastardo had the good fortune to travel with a team to a restored mind-century home designed by the architect Arthur Witthoefft.  The home was painstakingly restored by Todd Goddard and Andrew Mandolene before being added to the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places. Jim […]

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  • Within Reach

    In mailboxes everywhere – Jim Bastardo shoots the cover of this season’s Design Within Reach catalog.  It is so rare to have such a great mind meld between photographer and client – you can just tell right away that they just get it, and work together to visually define a brand.  In a time of […]

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  • Jim Bastardo’s 111 Navy Chair

    Back in 2010 we posted about Jim’s DWR shoot featuring the 111 Navy Chair created from recycled Coca-Cola bottles.  See the original post here.   Earlier this month, DWR’s blog and The 111 Chairs Project featured Jim as one of 111 people they sent the Navy Chair. Check out Jim’s response!

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  • Our First (Pre)Summer Crush on Jim Bastardo

    We’ve been waiting a long time to have the opportunity to share with the world Jim Bastardo‘s incredible process for delivering high-quality, unstoppably cool images. A consummate professional and a rock-star team player, Jim has helped to produce yet another exemplary catalog with the stellar creatives at Design Within Reach. Produced by Kara Packouz, “Your […]

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  • Jim, The Modern Master

    Photographer Jim Bastardo seems to continually produce the kinds of images I could look at all day long.  What’s more is, I am amazed every single time by his level of artistry and his execution of vision.   Accompanied by Jim’s penchant for modern photography and design, it’s no wonder a top brand like Design […]