Alison Jones is a Conservation photographer, No Water No Life® Director, speaker, author, workshop leader, travel consultant/guide.  Conservation Founder of No Water No Life ®; founding supporter of Kenya’s Mara Conservancy;  Author of “Proposed Management Plan for Nech Sar National Park” Photo Library Fine art / documentary images for commercial / editorial use:  Africa: Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda,  South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia  Europe: Austria, Croatia, England, France, Italy, Madeira, Portugal  Latin America: Argentina, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru  The Caribbean: St. Croix and numerous other islands North America: Canada; US-New England, Mid-Atlantc, Midwest, South, Rockies, Southwest, PNW, California, Alaska. 

    Michael Haskell Antiques

   ​Client Since 2008

   539 San Ysidro Rd

    Montecito, Ca 93108

    michaelhaaskell.com

​    1stdibbs.com/michael haskell

    805 565-1121

      ​Hours Mon thru Sat 10:30am - 4:30pm

     Carty & Carty Antiques

       Client Since 1999

        Gemelli Fine Antique Reproductions

539San Ysidro Rd.

​Montecito, California 93108

        805 565-1061

​         Hours Mon thru Sat 11am - 4:30pm

brostrom's in montecito

Client Since 2008

​539 San Ysidro Road

Montecito, Ca 93108

805 565-0039

​Hours Mon thru Sat 10am - 5:00pm

​And By Appointment

Current Business Clients

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Gemelli (twins) recaptures the glories of the past with furniture made in the venerated tradition of the finest antique craftsmen from around the globe. The current collection includes over 50 unique English, Italian,American, French and Portuguese pieces made entirely by hand in exceptional detail by skilled furniture makers here in America. Covered in Luxe fabrics from the likes of Fortuny and other distinctive textiles of the client's choosing, everything is made with the exacting standards of earlier masters including the luxurious hand rubbed finish, offered only as found on the original.


Anne & Edward Carty, fraternal twins, are third generation Santa Barbara natives who have long been exposed to the rarefied estates in the lush California coastal community that has always been home to generations of some of America's greatest fortunes. With a mother who is the preeminent antique appraiser in the area, and an artist father, also a collector, the twins spent their early years in Florence Italy where they learned the language and were educated in the brilliance of that country's history in art, architecture and fine furniture. In 1989 Anne and Edward opened their antique shop and have offered the finest in local estate pieces, furniture and decorative arts ever since.

             NO WATER NO LIFE – MISSION AND GOALS 

No Water No Life combines the powers of photography, scientific research and stakeholder knowledge to raise awareness of the vital importance of freshwater resources, perils of watershed degradation and opportunities for sustainable resource management. A long-term and globally focused project, No Water No Life’s goals are to:

  • Document the availability, usage and quality of critical freshwater resources;
  • Educate stakeholders via publications, lectures, exhibits and educational tools;
  • Foster partnerships within and across geopolitical boundaries.

alison jones photographY

New York, NY

Business Manager April 1999 - 2004

Researcher/Photographer NWNL Current

www.nowater-nolife.org

Brostrum's in Montecito is known as a focal point in the upper Montecito Villiage for over 20 years. Montecito residents count on Allan Brostrum for their Asian design pieces to fit in every decor and design theme. His hand selected unusual and unique gifts, his specialization in Asian Antiques, Brostrom's carries a wide variety of antique and reproduction furniture as well as lamps, decorative accessories and gifts for all occasions.  Looking for something special? Call us  805 565-0039



Michael Haskell opened his first shop in 1969, with much of his inventory coming from local Santa Barbara collections and estates.  He had studied and collected Native American Indian artifacts, also developing an intense interest in early Spanish and Spanish Colonial Antiques, encouraged by his trips to visit relatives in Mexico he began to travel extensively in Mexico and South America buying Spanish Colonial art when great things were plentiful and comparatively inexpensive, it was an irreplaceable learning experience

Michael has traveled and lectured extensively including the Huntington Library on Spanish Colonial Art, and curated, Symbols Of Status, Spanish Colonial Silver In California, For the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and authored the 1996 exhibition catalog. He was also co-curator for the 1975 exhibit, Visions Of Life: Art of the Plains Indians for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Michael also offers appraisals of Native American Indian Art, Pre-Columbian Art and Early Spanish and Spanish Colonial Art to collectors and institutions, including the Southwest Museum (now The Gene Autry Museum), The Santa Barbara Art Museum, The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History The Museums of Santa Fe, including, The International Folk Art Museum, The Spanish Colonial Art Museum and the, Palace of The Governors among others.

Eric Haskell joined Michael in the business in 2005 as a recent UCSB grad with degrees in Business, Communications, Art History and Architecture. He inspired the transition into and created a line of reproduction furniture, lighting and decorative objects which continues to flourish. With his own design business, specializing in higher end, Eric deals with many trade clients to create custom furniture, and source rare and hard to find objects.

Michael HaskellAntiques specializes in 16th-18th Century Spanish, Italian, Spanish Colonial, Mexican and European Antiques. We also deal in Native American tribal items.