I can hardly wait to hear the latest interview on the Skirted Roundtable featuring one of my favorite architects of all time, Bobby McAlpine.
Joni , of Cote de Texas fame, and I were emailing recently. I was responding to her statement that he is one of her design heroes of all time. I told her that he is one of my all time favorites as well.
I wanted to congratulate her on the opportunity to talk with him on their wonderful online program.
Joni, Megan and Linda have talked design and life with some amazing people in the last year or so, but for me, personally, this one is exceptionally exciting!
Honestly, I have had this page and the following pages attached to it, in my files for years - since 1996, to be exact, when it was in Southern Accents.
This one, too, an article about the home of designer Cindy Smith, in Charlotte, North Carolina and her work with Bobby McAlpine.. It was in a Southern Accents issue from 1993!
This is the interior of the home - I loved it then and I still love it! Classic and handsome.
While McAlpine Tankersley has had lots of press coverage over the years, people are quite excited about Bobby's new book, The Home Within Us. I couldn't wait to read it, and think it stands alone in the world of design books. While the interiors are beautiful, it is the depth and substance of Bobby's design philosophy that make this book so real and so special. I really look forward to putting a voice to these words.
I know I have been known to call more than one architect my favorite. I don't make that statement lightly, though. I really do have a handful of favorites.
Some are my friends, like Jon Pankratz and Reagan George, both of Dallas and Fredericksburg, and Craig Kinney of San Angelo.
Some are architects I have followed from afar, literally for years - reading books, magazines, anything I could get my hands on to glean more from their work. O'Neil Ford,
Frank Welch, Hays Town, Hugh Newell Jacobson, and Bobby McAlpine are all architects whose work I am drawn to, flipping through design magazines, recognizing the pull and excitement I often feel when I spot an aesthetic I love, sometimes before I even know it is their work.
So, check on the Skirted Roundtable for the interview one day this week, pour yourself a cup of coffee and sit down for a listen.
I know I will be listening, maybe more than once, and loving every minute of it.