Back To Proportion, Balance And Scale

good proportion, balance and scale

 

I good while back I did a series of posts on proportion, scale and balance. Mine started off like this:

Despite out best intentions the traditional buildings that are being constructed today do  not always feel ‘right’. They fail in the small details- the proportion of a window, or a badly –detailed door surround or in a short-sighted choice of material.

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I love McAlpine-Tankersley Open Houses… Don’t You?

Friend, Greg Tankersley, shares the interiors of one of their projects from years back on this week’s blog. Here are a few of my favorite images.

 

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I love the countertops!

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The giant scales are fab.

To see the entire post click over to their blog. Thanks for sharing Greg. It’s always a fun journey.

xoxo

Cindy

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Pop Up Stores Down By The Riverside!

To start at the beginning of this post click here.

The headliners for Southern Makers were famous Alabamian Apparel Designers Natalie Chanin and Billy Reid. Both, in recent years, have moved their operations home to Florence, Alabama from New York and have embraced their roots as the world has embraced them.

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He did a great job of helping people get a sense of what his real stores feel like. They are all decorated like houses in buildings made to feel old with lots of brick, art, family relics etc. You’ve never met anyone more laid back. Makes me wonder what he’s like when he’s stressed. Does he ever get stressed? Surely.

This was my very favorite “stage prop” that he used.

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They covered a long table and said, “Ducks in a row.” So cute.

This little one thought so, too.

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Cute peeps with peeps. 🙂

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Natalie’s store was next door.

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If you aren’t familiar with her work, her garments are all handcrafted using quilting stitches and they are some of the softest things you will ever touch. Read her fascinating storyhere.

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They both gave lectures or taught seminars.

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It was great to see some really young folks in this seminar learning a trade.

Natalie’s daughter was very patient through it all. 🙂
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Then there were the local favorites:

Susan Starr

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Clowning around with Mark Dauber.

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My favorites of his work change so rapidly I call them the Dauber Dailies.

Here is today’s:

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Dr.Robert Parker and his hand carved bowls

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And some great work by the gals down at Gear!

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So from start to finish I would give it an A.

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My team! They were awesome.

As some came to mingle

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some came to ponder apparently. tee hee

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He is so distinquished!

Some came to be inspired.

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my answer:

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 Some learned to print the old fashioned way.

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And others just enjoyed an afternoon together.

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For me, it was a whole lotta all of the above.

I was inspired. I learned. I saw lots of friends. I hopefully contributed.

It doesn’t get any better than that.

So here’s my shadow bidding you adieu and sayin’

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as I say goodbye to my own friends.

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M.R. I adore you and I always giggle when I see Greg’s eyes disappear every time he laughs.  You two help to make the South great.

Love you.

It’s a wrap!

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Kudos!

Congratulations are in order for  my friends Greg Tankersley and John Sease whose architectural firm,  

McAlpine Tankersley,

was named to Architectural Digest’s AD100 list.

“First published in 1990, the AD100 is known as “the list that Matters,” and features an international fellowship of trailblazers and standard bearers whose work is imaginative, intelligent and inspiring.”

What an incredible honor.

Pictured here are architects  Chris Tippett, Greg Tankersley and John Sease with Architectural Digest’s Margaret Russell.

The party was held at the Guggenheim Museum and included an A-list in the world of design.

Among those in the design world honored were: Martha Stewart, White House decorator Michael Smith, and architect, author and dean of the Yale School of Architecture Robert A.M. Stern, whose firm boasts the George W. Bush Presidential Center as one of its latest projects.

According to Deborah Hayes Moore in Southern Hospitality: “Other design world luminaries in attendance included interior, garden and furniture designer and author Bunny Williams; Martyn Lawrence Bullard, a favorite interior designer to Elton John, Cher and Sharon and Ozzy Osborne; and Mario Buatta, a fixture in the world of residential design, who was long known as the “Prince of Chintz.” Observing his 50th year in business in 2011, Buatta is developing something akin to a Southern drawl as he works on several current projects in Alabama, South Carolina, Texas and Florida.”

Pictured with Greg is his equally talented wife and fellow architect Mary Robin Jurkiewicz. They are standing in front of one of the white custom columns that bore the names of the honorees. (I’m sorry this picture is so grainey. The original was so small you couldn’t see it.)

 I am so excited for y’all and so happy that once again the spotlight shines on some of the talented folks that

Auburn’s design schools produce every year.

Well deserved.

And if you would like to say,”That was fun!” at the end of your project contact me at

www.cindybarganier.com.

 

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