Building connections and conversations between artists, collectors, and designers.
Est. 2004


We are Maria (MAV) and Stephanie (SCB). We are two friends who get up early, don't stay up too late and live 3191 miles apart. We discovered each other online in 2005, and quickly developed a friendship based on a shared love of art and craft, simple things and a well-lived domestic life. On January 1, 2007, we began our first year-long project together, posting diptychs—a photo from each of our mornings—at our blog, 3191: A Year of Mornings ("3191" referring to the mileage between us in Portland, Maine and Portland, Oregon). We enjoyed the experience so much that we followed that project with a year of evenings using the same format. We were thrilled when Princeton Architectural Press published our mornings project in book form in the fall of 2008. That book, titled A Year of Mornings: 3191 Miles Apart, still widely available, is now the only place you can view the mornings diptychs. In 2009 we launched our current web-based project, 3191 Miles Apart, and published our book: 3191: Evenings, which is now completely sold out. In early 2010 we decided it was time to take our online project into print and we published our first issue of 3191 Quarterly. 3191Q, as our publication is affectionately called, is now in its fourth year. These days we are pleased to post weekly at 3191 Miles Apart, work together diligently each quarter on 3191Q, see each other a few times a year for various photography commissions, and collaborate on our new shop.