Building on the success of My Cool Caravan and My Cool Campervan in 2010 and 2011, this follow-up book celebrates the humble and not so humble shed, from artists' studios to beach huts, and the diverse ways in which owners are styling them. My Cool Shed features 35 sheds, small cabins, garden rooms, beach huts, modern architectural mini masterpieces and other small spaces given purpose by their owners to pursue their hobbies, careers, creative endeavours or just to find some peace and solitude. The book includes high-quality stylish photography to show a wide range of well styled and elegant sheds, cabins, dens and hidewaways in attractive locations. The owners' stories and accompanying style notes offer insight as well as inspiration. This is not a 'how to' book, although a sourcebook will be included, but more of a 'feel good' book and provider of inspiration.
"For me, styling and art direction have two purposes - to help tell a story without words, and to enhance the innate natural beauty present in people, objects, and places. Whether I am working with an individual, character, scene, or on a book page, it is the distilling of these 'stories' into effortlessly pleasing and purely visual form that excites my enthusiasm for disciplines I work in, and the people I work with."
Jane Field is an experienced multi-disciplinary stylist, art director and author whose work crosses the boundaries of film, television and print. Her work has been recognised and awarded internationally.
Jane established her styling career with work for many esteemed stills photographers. She rapidly progressed from the still image into moving pictures, and for a decade worked in costume design for advertising and film. Her clients have included global brands such as Nike, the BBC and Pepsi, and she has worked with high-profile directors including Tony Scott, Jake Scott, Chris Palmer, Daniel Barber and Tarsem.
In 2006 she began the creation of the 'My Cool' lifestyle and interior book series. Each is an affectionately curated collection of outdoors life seen through images of caravan, campervan, sheds and kitchen interiors.
Jane's individualistic and creative take on life spawned the hit Channel 4 show 'George Clarke's Amazing Spaces' where as well as being the creative inspiration behind the show she works as creative consultant and stylist and co-authors the books accompanying the series.
Jane lives in London and works with clients and creatives in film, stills and advertising around the world.