a plateful of grateful

November 27th 2014 Comments: 6

In my experience, when things get stressful, worrisome or a stray wrench gets thrown in my works, my habitual practice results in an immediate default mode of thanks. As I acknowledge and focus on the gifts in my life instead of the problems, they seem to magnify.  I’ve also noticed … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Ceiling

the printed works: traditional home october 2014

November 20th 2014 Comments: 4

 And not just any issue but their 25th Silver Anniversary issue! We are reprinting it with their kind permission. As a bonus for our blog readers, I’ve included some of our original design drawings of the house. The article was written by Eleanor Lynn Nesmith and photographed by Emily Jenkins Followill.  David Baker … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Entry

downsize matters

November 13th 2014 Comments: 3

I’m walking through the sun-drenched courtyard of the A&P Lofts, manicured grass I’ve crossed countless times. I used to live in this building, but as I ascend the stairs I’m not headed to my old apartment on the right, but to the one on the left. Before today, I’d experienced … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Living

what style of house are you?

November 6th 2014 Comments: 16

Apparently, you answer a series of multiple choice questions about your own personality and said quiz tells you what Star Wars character or Walking Dead personality you are.  I don’t know what great insights come about in realizing, of the Seven Dwarfs, I am a “Doc” or of the hucksters … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Inspiration