poetics of space

May 29th 2014 Comments: 4

I wrote about our experience here.  Bobby McAlpine was honored to be one of the speakers during the Summit.  He penned a poem about design that was a part of his talk.  We’d like to share it with you: Beautiful things don’t make beautiful rooms any more than money makes … [read more]

opening act

May 22nd 2014 Comments: 4

In a house, a good foyer should create the same awaiting promise; as soon as the door opens, an act one scene should be expertly set for the play unwinding within. It’s the grand opportunity to create drama – aside from a place to step out of the elements and … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Mirror

still life lessons

May 15th 2014 Comments: 0

This new book focuses on five wooden cabins at Lake Martin, Alabama. The structures, part of the Camp at the Ridge, share basic architectural DNA but their interiors, all masterfully done by Susan Ferrier, are very different in style.   Siblings all, but with their own distinct personalities. I want … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Interior Design

1000 islands (well, actually only 10)

May 8th 2014 Comments: 7

But laden with such responsibilities, how do you keep the design from looking like the USS Intrepid has suddenly stationed itself inside your kitchen? The following are some examples with tips we use in some of our designs: Cleverly break the scale down.  Notice how the countertop slab is elevated … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Kitchen

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]

McAlpine Journal: Travel