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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]

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October 31st 2017 Comments: 0

DALLAS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 , 4-6PM – PERENNIALS 1600 Viceroy Drive, Suite 500, Dallas, TX, 214-638-4162, Talk & book signing with Bobby McAlpine. perennialfabrics.com BIRMINGHAM TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 10AM–NOON – CIRCA INTERIORS & ANTIQUES 2831 Culver Road, Birmingham, AL, 205-868-9199, Book signing & conversation with Bobby McAlpine, Chris Tippett and … [read more]

poetry reading

August 24th 2017 Comments: 2

We’re elated to announce the publication of our new book, POETRY OF PLACE!  This, our third book published by the fine folks at Rizzoli, will be available October 1st.  To quote Bobby McAlpine, this new book “picks up the conversation that I began in my last one.”   Following our … [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]

bobby pinpoints

March 16th 2017 Comments: 3

Sorry I’ve been absent from our blog the past few months.   As a lame excuse, I’ll offer that I’m a big crossword puzzle junkie but I work them in an obsessive compulsive fashion – I never hop around the grid answering clues I immediately know.  I start at one … [read more]

the digitally printed works: architectural digest, august 2016

September 1st 2016 Comments: 5

The following story, a tour of Bobby McAlpine’s Lake Martin, Alabama home, appeared as an article on Architectural Digest’s newly expanded online content. We are reprinting it with their kind permission. The article was written by Jacqueline Terrebonne and photographed by Erica George Dines. Leave it to an architect to create … [read more]

muse of the night

August 25th 2016 Comments: 7

A few months ago, I discovered something shocking about my young NYC staff members – they had never actually seen the musical Phantom of the Opera. How could this be? I ranted that, in spite of the schmaltzy and melodramatic plot, it was one of the most spectacular set designs … [read more]

a flight of fancy

August 18th 2016 Comments: 4

A few years ago, I wrote a post about Jim Scott’s enraptured garden located at Lake Martin, Alabama. Last week we posted it again.  Now, thanks to modern technology, you can tour this magical property through aerial eyes.  Enjoy this wonderful short film by Orchestrate:

the printed works: atlanta homes & lifestyles, august 2016

July 28th 2016 Comments: 5

The following story, a tour of our Atlanta, Georgia office, is the cover story of the August issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine. We are reprinting it with their kind permission. The article was written by Elizabeth Ralls and photographed by Erica George Dines. The buoyancy and empowerment that comes … [read more]

collaborative efforts: louis fusco landscape architect

July 21st 2016 Comments: 1

Congratulations are in order for one of our talented collaborators. Connecticut based landscape architect, Louis Fusco, was recently awarded the top honor in Connecticut Cottages and Gardens magazine’s 2016 Innovations in Design Award (full disclosure – I was an esteemed judge on this jury but I kept my trap shut … [read more]

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