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WIJW TV 1st Minisode – A tour of Carlton Hobbs

James Andrew at Carlton Hobbs - photo by Brendan Stumpf

James Andrew at Carlton Hobbs - photo by Brendan Stumpf

There’s been quite a lot of interest from television media groups in making a WIJW related show over the years, and we’ve come close. Unfortunately, the offers were always for some variation of docusoap, (you know what we’re referring to, the sort of artificial drama that America supposedly wants to watch). Needless to say, this isn’t exactly what we’re trying to do here.

Of course there is that old adage, “if you want something done right, then do it yourself.” Well, here it is!

We wanted to create something that offered a more artistic alternative to the typical piece, and so I enlisted the help of talented videographers, Andrew Scott Duncan and Brendan Stumpf to produce a marvelous mix of stills and moving footage, all set to a soundtrack by the superb Jason Domnarski.

Enjoy! We do have more minisodes in the works, so do stay tuned! Perhaps we’ll see something like this on TV one day soon. Then again, we’re starting to think that TV’s days are numbered.

For our minisode premier, I’m sporting a Tom Ford era Gucci aubergine velvet peaked lapel jacket and gray flannel pants, Tom Ford pink and burgundy cashmere silk check tie, pink glen plaid cotton shirt with French cuffs, dark pink and white silk pocket square, black and saddle leather loafers, Ralph Lauren black alligator belt with sterling buckle, vintage moon stone cuff links and my fragrance is Creed Royal Water.


  1. K. A. Adams says:

    Bravo James ! Beautifully done all around and its such a treat to see the Hobbs space and his beautiful things.

    I hope to see many more of your WIJW TV Minisodes.

  2. Dean Farris says:

    Dear James

    WOW! I love this! Congratulations on a job well done.


  3. Marc de Paris says:

    Thank you for these wonderful 3,15 minuts of beauty. I am looking forward to the other movies, hoping that they will last longer.

    Do you know that we have an incredible exhibition of 260 enameled boxes and watches from XVIIIth Century, at the museum Cognacq-Jay (it is behind the museum Carnavalet) ? It will last until the beginning of may. I hope that you will come in Paris before!

    Best wishes

  4. I just watched your YouTube movie. You made me feel that you were a ghost-butler-tour guide from the past, showing a guest around the house of Mrs. Vanderbilt. More Astor Beachwood tour, than Mr Bill Stubb’s Moment of Luxury

  5. James Andrew says:

    Dear Fred,

    I guess I will assume that was a compliment.

    Thanks for all your support and feedback.



  6. Glenn says:

    I think this is a great photo . As much a documentary feel as fashion. While not happy go lucky or suave, Conveys feeling and depth.

  7. Dean Farris says:

    Hi James,

    I met Bill Stubbs in Florida when he was here with AD for a shoot, and he taped me talking about a 19th century house I decorated in Charleston, which AD was considering for publication…I think this movie of yours was a great pilot for a possible show of your very own, much like “Moment of Luxury” !

    Dean Farris

  8. Tonia says:

    Just found you via an old House Beautiful issue. I’m in love.

  9. James Andrew says:

    Hi there Tonia,

    Welcome to WIJW and Thank You for your tremendous comment and feedback!



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