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November 6th 2017 Comments: 0

BIRMINGHAM TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 10AM–NOON – CIRCA INTERIORS & ANTIQUES 2831 Culver Road, Birmingham, AL, 205-868-9199, Talk and book signing with Bobby McAlpine. circainteriors.com BOSTON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2 PM – “BIBLIOPHILE BOSTON” – BOSTON DESIGN CENTER Boston, MA, Lecture & Book signing with Greg Tankersley and Ray Booth. bostondesign.com … [read more]

This Week…

October 10th 2017 Comments: 0

Upcoming events. Come join us! NEW YORK TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 6-8PM – RIZZOLI BOOKSTORE LAUNCH EVENT 1133 Broadway, New York, NY, 212-759-2424, Celebration & book signing. rizzolibookstore.com NEW YORK WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 6PM – McKINNON AND HARRIS SHOWROOM 211 East 59th Street, New York, NY, 212-371-8260, Book signing and opportunity … [read more]

Next Stop: Birmingham

September 28th 2017 Comments: 0

The tour train continues to roll.  Below are the upcoming events in the next few weeks.  We hope you can join us – we would love to see you! BIRMINGHAM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1-2PM – ANTIQUES AT THE GARDENS Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL, 205-414-3900, “A Conversation with … [read more]

On the Road Again

September 21st 2017 Comments: 0

We are gearing up for next week’s release of our new book, Poetry of Place, the New Architecture and Interiors of McALPINE – and we will soon be on the road again.   Below is our 2017-2018 book tour schedule of launch parties, lectures, book signings and events.  New events … [read more]

Classicism for the Age of the Automobile

July 27th 2017 Comments: 5

Our guest writer today is our friend and colleague Alice Novak, Curator of Education at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.  Alice and I were together recently in France with our large extended family. —  Richard   As Richard Norris and I hopped out of an Uber in Poissy, France … [read more]

Spread Love

July 13th 2017 Comments: 12

“Are you coming back tomorrow?” Even after time has passed it brings me to tears thinking about saying goodbye to the men, women, and children I met in Greece. Recently I dreamed of serving in refugee camps surrounding Athens, Greece. In partnership with my church, Crosspoint, a supportive network of … [read more]

seeing seaside

August 4th 2016 Comments: 9

Today’s guest writer is one of our firm’s newest additions – Mary Catherine Walter. Please welcome a young voice and perspective. Before last weekend, Seaside, Florida was only a familiar fiction to me, a resort town I had heard both praised and criticized, a controversy, the first born of New … [read more]

the prints of egypt

April 23rd 2015 Comments: 11

As far back as I can recall, mine has always been Egypt. Back before there was Google or Wikipedia, there was this thing called “The World Book Encyclopedia”. This bulky compendium inevitably sprawled over an entire shelf in everyone’s rumpus room in the ’60s and ’70s. The “E” book (no, … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Travel

grecian yearn

April 16th 2015 Comments: 3

This year, the immortal city of Athens, Greece was the setting for the assemblage. Considered the cradle of classical architecture, Athens was an apt backdrop for our annual convocation. The city of Athens has always been one of my “bucket list” items. How can one possibly call oneself an true … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Travel

good bye from me, Argentina

May 1st 2014 Comments: 3

Every April, top Architects, Interior Designers and Landscape Architects meet at an exotic locale think tank to discuss how to further our professions and better serve our clients. Previous gatherings (documented on this blog) have occurred in Marrakech and Berlin. This year, the site chosen was the Paris of Latin, … [read more]

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