Posts Tagged ‘design’


Room with a view

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Written and photographed by Graham Yelton Chris Jones admits that when he bought his home in 2007, the house itself had nothing to do with it. The dated, hilltop home in Crestwood was full of linoleum, brass fixtures and small rooms. It was also full of structural problems. However, the home had one redeeming quality… Read More

Mike White

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Illuminatus by Brett Levine     Photo by Jerry Siegel For Lighting Designer and Planner Mike White, beautiful light is a necessity.  Not just beautiful lights, not just fixtures that create new opportunities or unexpected experiences, but also the quality of light itself. “I am fascinated by the ways in which our perceptions of light alter our… Read More

Avondale Evolution

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Written by Clark Underbakke, Photographed by Graham Yelton When Mr. and Mrs. John F. Mummert built their Avondale home in 1950, they built it to last. Mr. Mummert, an engineer, built the house atop a foundation of concrete and steel. David Walker and I bought the house from the Mummert family. Finding ourselves living amidst… Read More

The Wardrobe

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Birmingham Childrens Theatre costume shop makes magic happen. Article by Chuck St John and Megan LaRussa for Southern Femme, Photography by Chuck St. John “I am not an actor! I’m a movie star!” With that perfectly placed shout by Peter O’Toole in the film My Favorite Year, we see how the actor can place himself… Read More

Pop Life

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Story and Interior Design by Mindi Shapiro Levine Photographed by Mary Britton Senseney In a summer home, you have the freedom to have fun and be irreverent when it comes to design. My clients, Jeff and Andrea Shapiro, took a leap of faith and said, “We want a happy, bright, fun, whimsical place in the… Read More

Funky Gardening

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

By Charlie Thigpen Photography by Chuck St. John A few years ago, I left the corporate world and felt lost as I began to search for what I would do next. Then Linda Askey called and asked if I could help design her garden. It was perfect, because she needed help, and I needed some… Read More

For the Love of Objects

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Industrial designer Sean Simmons has spent three decades creating innovative solutions and elegant designs for the stuff of everyday life. by Tom Wofford Consumers have always been emotionally attached to certain products, tools and machines that share our lives, make our lives easier and, when of a certain quality and style, become objects we think… Read More