Monday, May 19, 2014

Words To Decorate By

"The objects we surround ourselves with form our private language. When we put these into play with personal memories, mythologies, and points of view, we express a rich personal world." - Susan Ferrier in Art of the House.


I have long been a fan of Susan Ferrier's interiors and Bobby McAlpine's architecture, and eagerly anticipated their collaboration in the recently published Art of the House. I was not disappointed. I spent the weekend pouring over this inspiring book. Exquisitely bound, the book is a work of art in itself, and is loaded with rich images and meaningful text; it was time well spent.

15 comments:

  1. Beautifully curated, my friend! Sounds like I need this book. I have his first book and it's one of my favorites. Phyllis, there is a fabulous book you would love: In / Ex....by Marcel Wolterinck. Cheers!

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  2. Oh how I agree, Phyllis - gorgeous image to start my week!!

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  3. That is great advice. I saw the book recently - need to get it soon!

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  4. Must see that book, and I love your style so if you love it I have to see it!

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  5. Words to live by .. and beautiful photo. Sounds like a wonderful book! xxleslie

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  6. Think I need to add it to my collection...I too am a big fan of their work and am often drawn to their interiors and then when I see its them, I am not surprised:) Thanks for the recommendation.

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  7. I do believe objects have a language--a nonverbal communication that includes its form, texture, pattern, material, etc.--so I certainly agree with a collection of items we love being a form of communication about ourselves, deeply personal that me might not even understand ourselves. I think I would love this book.

    Beautiful photo, too, Phyllis.

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  8. Phyllis,
    I've read some buzz about this book online and it looks like one that would provide the reader with inspiration and enjoyment. I'm a little behind in books and only recently received the Gil Shafer book, which has been on my list for months. Thanks for the heads up, I admire and respect your style so I'll have to add this to the list.
    Karen

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  9. I am very excited to read this one....objects and art that we acquire over the years show our souls!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  10. Can't imagine a world without my "things". Thanks for the recommendation. Summer reading list for sure!

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  11. I really admire them too and also love their book. Lake Martin must be exquisite.
    b

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  12. Beautiful words and a beautiful photo.
    Hope you are well Phyllis and have a lovely week,
    Liz x

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  13. Their first book is one of my very favorites. I love their work and look forward to purchasing this book.

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  14. That quote definitely resonates with me. Sounds like a book worth purchasing. Lovely vignette too. xx

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