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Words by Ann Stephenson, arranged by Storms.
Oshi Kunii, Roberto Lange, Ann Stephenson, Debra Scacco, Nic Griffiths, Rob Kester, Yusuke Hama, Dave Cooley,
Once they had a clear sense of their concept, for the lyrical content they brought in Ann Stephenson, a New York poet whose evocative expeditions of language fit perfectly into their visceral musical ground.
Communicating via email and sending tracks back and forth, Ann
provided a series of lyrical sketches that Lori and Eva used as raw material to collage, rearrange, or sometimes use in their entirety.
Crafted in New York City during an intensive, five week process based collaboration, the duo was joined by local poet Ann Stephenson, who contributed the image laden lyrics. :: read more ::
The duo's sound is almost impossibly calming, based around simple, almost minimalist accompaniment (mostly guitar but also some tinkling chimes and other light percussion) and breathy harmonies to which have been added lyrics courtesy of New York poet Ann Stephenson.
The key impression, though, is just how damned gorgeous and timeless it is. :: read more ::
"Lay your seat coat aside" is the debut album by Storms, a duo formed by Lori Scacco (Seely) and Eva Puyuelo (Savath & Savalas), but which could be almost considered as a trio, the lyrics were written by Ann Stephenson.
After more than a decade in ...
After more than a decade in their East Village studio, Ann Stephenson and her girlfriend Lori Scacco decided they'd be staying for the long haul and went looking for a weekend place-without a car.
Ann is a poet and director of sales in the home division of Aesthetic Movement, Lori is a composer/musician (see Lori Scacco) who by day runs the design gallery Donzella 20th Century.
had been part of a classic Fire Island group share 20 years ago and hadn't been back since.
"When a friend conjured up an old summer memory," she
says, "I was viscerally reminded of what a magical place it is and set out to see what was possible now.
and Lori closed on the house last December and were moving in by May.
"All it needed was some updating and love," Ann
tells us, ticking off a long list of improvements, including removing extraneous crossbeams, introducing a ductless heating and cooling unit in place of old in-the-wall ACs, replacing some windows, and pressure-washing and patching the exterior shingles.
Though not winterized, the place-about 410 square feet, including the sleeping loft-is livable from March to November.
"Getting furniture to Fire Island requires that it be freighted over (or carried by us on the ferry), so this defined many of our decisions," says Ann
Above R: Ann
and Lori collected vintage Alvar Aalto Stacking Stools from eBay
and Etsy-"some Danish, some Swedish from various years"-and use them inside and outside. (See our post on Ikea's Frosta Stool for an affordable lookalike.)
"Small as it may be, it's where we spent the majority of our budget," Ann
and Lori in their entry.
and Lori's Roost Biergarten Table and Benches are collapsible for easy stowing at the end of the season.
"We can't see the water from our house," says Ann
, "but we hear the waves breaking from our deck as loud as can be; it's beyond magical."
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ANN STEPHENSON | DIRECTOR OF SALES
has a diverse background that includes sales, management, production, design, and creative administration.
As Project Director for a leading New York art director, she
helped produce shoots for Harper's Bazaar
, Vogue, and Wallpaper.
In addition, she
was in charge of PR and literary events at Book Magazine
As A/M's Director of Sales her
role encompasses vendor relations, H.R. support, sales training and analysis, troubleshooting, and the daily management of communication between our vendors and our reps in the field.
Potluck Press' own vintage photography is winningly reinvented by Seattle designer Ann Stephenson.