Margo + Stephen

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My last post was about styling tea and what is in tea, how could I resist tea cups.

What is so effective about this photo is how it shows a charming pattern then gives it a modern twist. Not something that happens often in the world of traditional tea cups. The dress...


Red ticking in linen tied cases

Looking into the pillows goes against styling tradition, but it shows the most important features of the pillow and the case. Also, the lifestyle elements of the old wooden stool and the distressed gray wood wall give the...


You have to love those close up shots. How much can you say with only 6 inches of fabric? This photo explains so much about this product, even if you haven’t heard of Barbour, you can glean a lot about who they are from this image.

• Water conveys its outdoor wear and...


The beautiful graphic quality of the Tazo tea label photos are inspiring. I’m sure you have noticed that clean graphic elements are the hot new trend. Check out how Tazo did it with natural elements.

The baked Cinnamon apple is my favorite. The sticks turned on its end...

the great wall of mutianyu

In 2018, I began my journey traveling from the Chaoyang District to Badaling, northwest of Beijing in Yanqing County and in 2019 from the 798 Art District to Mutianyu.

My first sight of the great wall was the serpentine outlined mountain ridges, 1000 - 2000 m (3,200 - 6,600 ft). As I...

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We arrived at the summit to find bright sun, brisk air and solitude. My wife and I slowly (less oxygen) and carefully observed years of greenery that grows inches in the adverse weather conditions. The air is windy and always invigorating. As you can see, the summer season has ice at the...

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Stephen and I are two professional creatives with diverse experiences who are preoccupied/influenced by brilliant ideas (window displays to astronomy) and refined imagery (master drawings to fiber art). I am in love or as Stephen would say ”have a proclivity...


What is it about this photo that is so so good? True you can’t see the whole product, but you want to, don’t you?

The hand lets the customer understand the size and thickness of the knit. This close crop really lets us focus on the texture Just looking at the gray sweater we can see that...

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An object, person, environment, etc that is most dominant in my field of vision has a tendency to either direct, disorient or diffuse what I can and want to see and influence my choices. Can I honestly make decisions and communicate to myself and others if I cannot clearly perceive and express...


Every morning, I would search for a nutritious breakfast in the Chaoyang District and the local cooks would stand on the corner, hand roll and steam their dumplings in five minutes. When it was time to order food, I pointed to the last customer’s bag of dumplings, give them...


One of my favorite days was exploring the winding unnamed streets and alleys of the Changdian Hutong. It was challenging walking leisurely with the scooters, bicycles and cars weaving between each pedestrian. The Hutongs 10 ft. walk/driveway have their own...

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Zhujiajiao – An ancient water town situated north of center city Shanghai between lakes and mountains, known as Shanghai’s Venice. I slowly walked under the shade of the trees to hide from the harsh summer. The stone arch of the Huimin bridge from the Ming and Qing Dynasty,...

Yu Garden, Shanghai

Yu yuan Garden ‘Garden of Contentment’ was built and completed in 1577 by Pan Yunduan, an officer of finance during the Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644. He created the garden for his parents to enjoy the later part of their life. A tradition...