Introducing Studio b.

by Matt on May 4, 2009


My class at studio b. has been postponed. Check back shortly for updates.

Ok, I’m trying to contain my excitement about this upcoming project but I can’t, I just can’t! It’s called Studio b. and it’s the brainchild of Colleen Duffley, photographer and image-maker extraordinaire. After 25 years of shooting people, places and gorgeous things all around the world she’s decided to embark on a creative endeavor of the different kind. Studio b. is a creative venue that brings together the best of the best and the up and coming in the fields of photography, art, design, literature, food, and wine. It’s a big relaxed creative mixer and “a playground for the imagination” as she calls it.

There will be seminars, classes and inspirational lectures by some of the world’s most creative folks like India Hicks, Donna Hay, Paula Lambert, my pals William Smith and Pouke, Kim Sunee, and Simon Doonan, to name a few, all held in the beautiful location of Alys Beach, Florida. Just looking at the “classroom” space is enough to send this boy into a dreamy haze.

I’m particularly thrilled to be joining the line-up in September. While I haven’t worked out my lesson plan just yet (yes, there will be a pop quiz!) I’ll be teaching a class on blogging, photography, dorkiness and a few other secret topics dancing around my noggin. It’s currently scheduled for the end of September, I’ll have exact details for you very soon!


Studio b. kicks off its summer schedule with style maven India Hicks on June 5, 2009. Many of you may know her from Bravo’s Top Design (I’m a huge fan of her father David Hick’s design work) and if you’re interested in the schedule please make sure to check it out. My pal William Smith will be teaching a class as well and I’m sure it will be extra fabulous.

I’ll post updates as the schedule firms up and I’ll also nag Colleen for photos of events to share with you. Hope to see you at Studio b. in September!

For more information please check out Studio b.’s website and also this clip.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Linda B May 4, 2009 at 3:10 pm

I will absolutely, positively be there for your seminar! Seeing your amazing photostream on Flickr is what motivated me to try my hand at food photography in the first place.

Quing May 4, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Nice! VERY Nice, Matt! If I were a U.S. resident, I’d be there. Too bad I’m not. Hehehehe! Goodluck on the seminars! I’m sure it would be a lot of fun!

jules May 5, 2009 at 1:16 am

sounds and looks amazing matt.
if I lived a little closer I’d be there in a heartbeat

jackie connelly May 5, 2009 at 9:28 am

so…jealous…wish I lived in Florida…*tear*

180|360 May 5, 2009 at 10:54 am

This sounds awesome! I’ll definitely look into it.

msveee May 5, 2009 at 3:32 pm

wow this is soooo cool. one of my favorite bloggers with someone i know. small world. i worked with colleen many moons ago when she worked with neiman marcus in dallas and had her studio here…i love small world moments.

Paula Maack May 6, 2009 at 2:35 am

Sounds like a totally bitchin’ space. Like the foodie version of Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory.

Thanks for the beautiful update. I’ll check out the schedule of classes and see if I can work it in. Sounds fun!


~ Paula

Alison Lewis May 6, 2009 at 8:33 am

I love what you wrote about Studio B and your site as well! I can probably learn a lot from you, I am sure! I am supposed to teach some kid’s culinary camps this summer at Studio B as well, so maybe I can make it back to your class. Would love to meet you! Best, Alison

Jill Gaupin May 7, 2009 at 3:30 pm

I am a hyperlocal blogger in the community where Studio B is located – South Walton county where jaw-dropping Alys Beach is located – and I can’t tell you how excited I am to attend your seminar! My husband is Director of F&B/Executive Chef of Alys Beach and I am a culinary school grad myself – we are die-hard foodies as well! And of course blogging is my obsession as well ;) Your seminar will be a highlight of my year!!!

Colleen is an amazing woman, I am honored to know her, and she is creating something incredibly special for, not only our area, but the Southeast and beyond! Can’t wait to meet you, Matt, in September!

heidileon May 16, 2009 at 8:42 am

this is just everyone’s dream (to achieve this I mean). Congratulations in order to your amazing and creative friend.

h May 16, 2009 at 9:26 pm

This is a great idea/event series. Big foodies here so will be hoping to attend
Have eaten at the chefs table in Emerils kitchen before. Absolute TREAT

kitchen doughdough May 18, 2009 at 3:23 pm

The place looks AWESOME!

Food May 21, 2009 at 2:42 pm

was in Florida this year its pretty ok, but I like the north part better, but the House shure looks great and the Photos are great.

Mrs Erg├╝l May 22, 2009 at 12:58 am

Wow, makes me think of Greece!

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