Weekend Reading 9.5.20

By Kate Riley September 5, 2020

My week was sadly uneventful. I spent it doing technical things behind the scenes like upgrading my internet, syncing a new iPad, and applying for a real I.D. which will be required for domestic travel come October 1st. Exciting? Not.

But today I’m going on a hike above Baker Beach in San Francisco on a trail I’ve never been on. Fingers crossed the weather will be good enough to take in the views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Maybe I’ll get some good pictures. The fog is unpredictable in the city, but that won’t stop me from having a local adventure. :)

Favorite links from the week below.

Examples of exposed plywood looking so good.

Minimalist Spanish style on display in this L.A. home (the outdoor shower!)

Do you like terrazzo patterns? Then you’ll love this colorful bathroom.

The differences between a porch, veranda, balcony, and deck defined.

Sign me up for apple cider sangria!

The triangular theory of love.

What boredom does to us and for us.

Another impact of the pandemic: travel shaming.

Kevin Costner will now narrate your road trip.

Ha ha yes, this is totally an expression of love.


Old Door Obsession

By Kate Riley September 2, 2020

I was looking back through my travel photos and I noticed a pattern: old world or old wood doors always stop me in my tracks. Could it be what they represent? A portal to a new place I’ve never been? A suggestion that something mysterious and wonderful lies just beyond? Or is it just their craftsmanship I admire?

These are just a few of my favorites I’ve photographed on my travels. I’m drawn to any door that shows signs of age, character, and history. They’re solid wood and you know they took some craftsman a ton of work to fabricate and install.




Are you the same? Does a beautiful old door stop you in your tracks too?

I’ve turned a few of my doors and arches photographs into art prints. I’ve added a new collection to the Art Shop called Portals for this subject.

These are a few of the latest additions (more prints in the shop).

Sunlit Stucco print

Palm Springs Doors prints – set of four

Casa Patina print

I am now accepting submissions for the art shop! If you have an fantastic high quality photo you’ve taken on your travels that might make a good art print, all contributing artists receive a percentage of sales.

I’m looking to expand the Coastal Collection, everyone loves a great beach image! I’m also looking for more bright colored images for the City Scenes collection, and to add more images to the Architectural and Black + White collections. Take a look at the existing collections in the Art Shop and if you have a high resolution (3000px+) image that would make a good fit, please submit to [email protected] for consideration. Licensing agreement included. :)

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