Guest blogger duo, Susan Brinson and William Brison are Co-Founders of a Design & Style boîte called House of Brinson. They will be speaking about food and photography and hosting two workshops this Saturday, 1/21 for Alt Design Summit. Tonight’s 1/19 conference dinners hopes to produce enough pollen for busy media bees to make fresh and sweet ideas and goods for sticky content…
Once a year design and lifestyle bloggers get together for an amazing three days. We learn, socialize and finally meet our Twitter friends ‘IRL’ (In Real Life). It is a time to absorb varying design ideas, the power of social media and how to make the package work for you and others. The Alt Design Summit gang puts together a killer conference. The setting is beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah not to mention the fancy Grand America Hotel.
We are keen on what both keynote speakers and seasoned bloggers have to say, hoping for some insight on where media is headed in 2012 and what we can look forward to. Some of the topics will be delivered by Maxwell Gilliam-Ryan of Apartment Therapy, Grace Bonney of Design Sponge, Pilar Guzman, Editor of Martha Stewart Living, and Deborah Needleman of the Wall Street Journal. The conference is structured around panels that allows us to hear our peers share what they have learned and experienced. We really enjoy attending these presentations because it offers a point of view on content and upcoming trends that do not rely solely on mainstream media. Bloggers tend to walk to their own beat creating a collection of perspectives that are honest and unique.
Speaking of perspective, here’s a sneak peak of the House of Brinson look book:
We have had a wild ride blogging. Never in a million years did we think we would have produced the quantity and quality of work that we have in a year. We started our blog to blow off creative steam plus we have always wanted to work together. A design director and a photographer is an unlikely team in our professional industry, we normally work for one another, not together. We wanted to see what we could produce, no strings attached. We published our first book through Blurb and it is a look book or retrospective of the past year. It includes a few of our favorite recipes too.