shed a little light

February 26th 2013 Comments: 2

I think its because they need so little program; their uncomplicated jobs are simple and intelligible. Standing as the quiet witnesses of the property, they offer shelter to the humble. A refuge to yard tools, a roof to the automobile, harborage to birds or an umbrella in the storm, these … [read more]

anniversary giveaway

February 19th 2013 Comments: 64

Thanks for being interested in our thoughts on design, architecture, interiors and life in general. At least we’ve spared you recipes (although we have some good ones if you like). To applaud our fans and followers, we’ve decided to have our second giveaway. Our book, The Home Within Us, is … [read more]

faucets, fashion & fanfare

February 12th 2013 Comments: 3

I asked myself this question when I was graciously invited by a plumbing fitting company to join them at their annual New York gathering. Every year during the outlandish hubbub that is Fashion Week, Brizo (a boutique branch of the Delta faucet company) invites a select small number of designers … [read more]

dodgie: goodbye grande dame

February 5th 2013 Comments: 9

Dodgie Shaffer liked architecture, but she really loved architects. She married one, gave birth to another–who in turn married one. And, she was friends with, a confidant of, and mentor to countless others. But even a field as varied and far-flung as architecture is, it proved too small for her. … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Inspiration