Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy Friday! I'm excited to end the week with Jon and Nina Hans! Nina is an art director and designer. Jon is a songwriter and works at Ecclesia Hollywood. They both live in a beautiful mid-century modern loft in Los Angeles. Continue reading for more! Thanks Jon and Nina for being a part of My Better Half!

1. Paints her nails every two days. (That's 182 times a year!)
2. Grew up with a 15 foot waterfall in her backyard.
3. Got ran over by a golf cart.

1. Was once rescued up by a black hawk helicopter.
2. Once attempted to fill the bathroom up with water when his mom wouldn't take him to the pool.
3. Grew up in Sentani, West Papua, Indonesia.

THEIR STORY (as told by Nina)
We met over 10 years ago in a coffee shop in Hawaii. Fast track five years, I ran into him when I first moved to Los Angeles and we became besties. For years we were just friends until one morning he took me surfing in Malibu and then to my favorite city for dinner, San Francisco! We held hands and fireworks happened. We dated for a couple years, and then broke up like all good couple do before they get married. He was making a record in Nashville when he realized he was in love with me. He had never been in love before, but knew it was a big deal, so big that you can't tell someone that over a text message or even on facetime. You have to say that in person. So he flew to LA that night, showed up on my porch, and confessed his love to me. We married (at sunrise!) in April of last year and are living happily every after.

Thank you Jon and Nina for being a part of My Better Half!
Photographs by Nina and Jon Hans

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I'm so excited to start up My Better Half again and even more excited to have Michael and Leigh as our new featured couple. Michael is a talented photographer and musician. Leigh is a wonderful writer, designer/web developer, and the creator of the Synonym Journal (for sale here). Quite the pair. Michael blogs here and Leigh blogs here—where they both continue to post one inspiration after the other. They currently live and work in Austin, Texas.

Thank you Leigh and Michael for being a part of My Better Half!

1) Obsessed with ceramics, small wooden utensils and wabi-sabi.
2) Born and raised in a german-settled town in Texas that is home to the largest fresh-water water park in the USA and the oldest bakery in Texas.
3) Uses dijon mustard on most anything edible.

1) Is semi-secretly obsessed with major league baseball.
2) Loves heavy metal and punk music despite being a member of a band that plays quiet, instrumental music.
3) Recently downloaded over 30GB of surf movies.

THEIR STORY (written by Michael)
We met at a concert (Bowerbirds & Megafaun) at the Mohawk in Austin, Texas, during the summer of 2009. Strangely, we had zero friends in common. One of our early dates involved camping out in a tent on a trampoline in Leigh's backyard while watching Twin Peaks (laptop and extension cord running out of her bedroom window into the tent). Shortly thereafter, Leigh got a job in NYC, and I moved up there as well. After two years, we left NYC and again became Texans. For now.

Thank you Leigh and Michael for being a part of My Better Half!
Photographs by Michael Muller