We met at art school – a sculptor and a photographer – and quickly fell in love making books late at night. So we got married, made Baltimore our home, adopted a beautiful dog and began Almanac Industries: the culmination of our love of books both old and new, our constant search for the unique and an obsession with all things handcrafted.
Our studio is in the most perfect 19th century barn. Inside there is our “new” early 20th century Chandler & Price Press, our rescued cast iron book presses, a handsome steelcase desk, and a maybe a critter or two. Outside there is a river that runs right through the backyard. Its our little creative getaway.
Jacob, my handyman husband, always ready-to-fix-it-right-now. He wishes he could spend everyday brushing dust off artifacts, wearing safari hats and reclaiming old tools. He’s my builder, the traditional one. Yearning for a random fact?…He’s got plenty.
My wife Whitney is the patient one. The one I rely on to get all the measurements right. She’s likely to show up for a party in a dress she has sewn herself, carrying a plate of croissants she has been making since yesterday, and ready to help out. She’s the editor, but more importantly she’s the boss.