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Inspiration everywhere: Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse
I tell my students that inspiration is everywhere and provide an online folder of articles and inspiration that they can see and explore. So, why not post about some as well! Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse in The New Nordic Last night I discovered  Eat t...

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Exceeding your New Year's resolutions the fast and easy way!

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Your dry weather friend Aquation Lotion
Not my pic, but very illustrative of the type of weather that cripples the south. It snowed in Southtown, well actually it was ice pellets on my mountain, and the air is so dry in the house I am battling to keep it above 27%. I prefer it to be around 50%. I...

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Goals for your home for 2017- Your home's New Year's resolutions
Now that you have set goals and resolutions for yourself and you are drinking more water, being mindful, and adding more veggies to your meals. Let's look around at your space and see what resolutions you can make that will make your home more relaxed, conf...

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This is my Alma Mater The University of Montevallo Calkins Hall and the lovely 1917 carved stonework around the entry.

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In the details- Architectural details on older buildings
As the saying goes, they don't make thing like the used to, like this beautiful 1917 entryway of a Georgian Revival building. A juliet balcony with carved rosette underneath, deep brackets and a monogrammed wreath with carved ribbons on the lentil.   Calkin...

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Professional practice and the interior designer
This spring, I will be teaching professional practice at the University of Alabama and I have given considerable thought to what my undergrad pro practice class was like and how the industry has changed. We are still needing a resume and a portfolio, but wi...

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Pantone color of the year 2017 for your home! Is Greenery for you?

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Pantone color of the year 2017- greenery
The new year brings new ideas, new decisions, and new resolutions to the forefront. It reviews the past year of design with the good, the great, and the please let's let that one go! It brings things like new technology with the CES show and of course, the ...

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas composer, Hugh Martin's first Christmas baby food pusher. This sterling silver pusher is monogrammed with his name and dated Dec 1914, from the estate of his brother. A fab find and gift for Christmas lovers and lovers of musical theater!
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