Last week, in the midst of a lively woodworking shop lit up with twinkle lights and repurposed whiskey bottles, Oregon Home Magazine threw a launch party for their Winter Issue release. Although I might have shown up anyway for the complimentary drinks and food, my motivation this time was much more legitimate - celebrating my first published article in a magazine!
Back in May I pitched an article to Oregon Home Magazine that related to their Winter theme of cozy cabins. Covering a project that my current office had designed had the potential to both market our work and broaden my writing. Who knew it would wind up being the cover story! I visited Bruce Forster and Gin Flynn at their Hood River cabin back in August to interview them about their home and since then it was a whirlwind of back and forth collaboration. Bruce supplied all the photos, Richard supplied the sketches and insight into his design and over 1000 words later, a feature article was born. I look forward to doing more writing for Oregon Home both online and in print. The Winter Issue is on sale now, but in a couple of weeks when it's archived to the site, I will link directly from this post.