Friday, November 10, 2017

REVIEW: LIFE AT THE TOP: NEW YORK'S MOST EXCEPTIONAL APARTMENT BUILDINGS


LIFE AT THE TOP:
NEW YORK'S MOST EXCEPTIONAL 
APARTMENT BUILDINGS
Written by Kirk Henckels and
Anne Walker
Photography by Michel Arnaud
Vendome, $75.00
November 2017
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



For those of you that love New York, this is the book for you.  It is also a book for those loving design.  Few books have shown me this much beauty!

Buildings created by the best architects and interiors created by the most talented and sought after designers such as Henri Samuel, Robert Corturier, Piet Boon, Michael S. Smith, Natalie and Virginia Droulers, George Yabu and Glen Pushelberg, William Sofield, Thomas Jayne, Charles Pavarini, Joe Nahem,  Bunny Williams, Cullman and Kravis, Delphine Krakoff, Katie Ridder, and Tom Scheerer and others makes for a stunning book.  I would consider this a go-to guide for those wanting to make their world more beautiful. Absolutely stunning. 

Judge for yourself from the few images I have shared below.  ENJOY!


















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Monday, November 6, 2017

REVIEW: RAFAEL DE CARDENAS/ARCHITECTURE AT LARGE




RAFAEL de CARDENAS/ARCHITECTURE AT LARGE
Rizzoli New York, $80.00
November 2017
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



Founded in 2006, Rafael de Cardenas's first, Architecture at Large, began its journey into bright and very contemporary design. His work is filled with light and interesting pieces of art, texture, and one of a kind furnishings!

Cardenas began his career as as a designer at Calvin Klein and creative director at Imaginary Forces. Everything he designs is a production.  ENJOY!













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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

REVIEW: POETRY OF PLACE: THE ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS OF MCALPINE



POETRY OF PLACE: THE NEW ARCHITECTURE AND
 INTERIORS OF MCALPINE
written with Susan Sully
Rizzoli New York, $55.00
October 2017
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



When I was asked if I would like to review this beautiful book, the answer was by all means! I knew that every page would be not only different, but stunning.

I grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, where Bobby McAlpine was a household name. He helped make the city what it is today.  Just take a drive by the Shakespeare Festival, a theater that is dramatic and breathtaking.  The town has much of his work, be it business or homes. He created much of the history there.

Below are just a few of the images in this book, one of three masterpieces, which include his first book, The Home Within Us, and his second book,  Art of the House, written by Bobby McAlpine and Susan Ferrier.  I promise you much beauty here. 
 ENJOY!








Phtography credits - 1) Erica George Dines, 2) Pieter Estersohn, 3) Erica George Dines, 4) Erica George Dines,  5) Pieter Estersohn, 6) Caroline Allison.  



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Thursday, October 19, 2017

REVIEW: FABULOUS: THE DAZZLING INTERIORS OF TOM BRITT

FABULOUS:
THE DAZZLING INTERIORS OF TOM BRITT
Rizzoli New York, $75.00
October 2017
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



For many years I have followed and written about the work of Tom Britt. His eclectic style is a brave mix of chic, bazaar, and colorful. His use of layers of furnishings, lighting, candlelight, crystal, china, silver, linens, sculpture, art, textiles, and one of a kind pieces make for a smorgasbord of drama.

 Britt's career as an interior designer spans 50 years, so choosing the images to share was a difficult task. This book is a must-have for those of us that design. ENJOY! 







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Monday, October 16, 2017

REVIEW: HOUSES THAT WE DREAMT OF: THE INTERIORS OF DELPHINE AND REED KRAKOFF



HOUSES THAT WE DREAMT OF:
The Interiors of Delphine and Reed Krakoff
by Delphine and Reed Krakoff
Rizzoli New York, $60.00
October 2017
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


To say that I am in love with this book is putting it mildly!  Every page of HOUSES THAT WE DREAMT OF: The Interiors of Delphine and Reed Krakoff is absolutely stunning.

There are 200 images of spectacular art, sculptures, textiles, antiques, furniture, lighting, personal possessions, and exterior photographs between the cover. ENJOY!









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