STONE HOUSES: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes

Stone Houses by Linda Leigh Paul, reviewed on www.CourtneyPrice.com

STONE HOUSES: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes

By Linda Leigh Paul

Linda Leigh Paul has published another beautiful design book- of contemporary stone properties that are anything BUT predictable. Stone Houses gives us the kind of eye candy that would encourage us to slow down, savor the experience, and perhaps revisit architectural details from previous chapters.  Paul’s compilation of almost thirty modern spaces span the world, highlighting architects who put stone to work in innovative ways, in homes that we would not otherwise have access to. Architecture fans and anyone who is considering a new-build or remodel might want to shop architects she included in this book. Mostly privately owned, the high-end homes on this insider tour are not to be missed:

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Interview with Orlando Soria of Get It Together!

Book preview and Interview with Orlando Soria of GET IT TOGETHER! on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Get it Together! is hands down the funniest, most entertaining design and lifestyle book ever. Anyone who wants to lighten up and live a beautiful life will devour Orlando Soria’s hilarious, conversational style of writing- and likely feel like he is your new best friend. You may already be familiar with his blog Hommemaker – or have seen him on HGTV, or follow him on social media. His fan base is enormous and vocally appreciative of his authenticity.  Soria shares the good and bad of his personal and professional journey with an honest transparency-  in a relaxed way that makes him seem so familiar and human that readers may feel like they actually know him in real life. His light-hearted approach evokes a page by page LOL, inviting us to rethink how seriously we take ourselves.  [Read more…]

Artist Spotlight: Carol Benson-Cobb

Carol Benson Cobb paintings on www.courtneyprice.com

Dallas native Carol Benson-Cobb is singing the blues and we love what she is doing. Her latest collection offers a soothing range from the cooler soft pale blues to deeper, more vibrant indigo tones. We had a chance to catch up with her in the magnificent John-Richard’s High Point showroom. [Read more…]

Haute Bohemians by Miguel Flores-Vianna

Haute Bohemians review on www.CourtneyPrice.com

London based Miguel Flores-Vianna is a photographer and writer and has been an editor for more than twenty years. His photography is regularly published in various American and European magazines, and if you are like me, you have been saving his images for years. While his subjects are elegant spaces and places across the globe, there is something quite unique about his talent for seeing things in a way that others don’t- and his way of seeing things makes an enormous impression on those of us who get to see his work.  I didn’t realize just how much of a fan I was of his work until I flipped through the book and fell in love all over again with quite a few of my favorite design projects that I had torn from magazines over the years, like the one shown below.

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If You Have Allergies or Pets…Make Sure You Have the Right Vacuum Cleaner

Miele Classic C1 Cat&Dog, vacuum cleaner for pet owners & allergy sufferersIf You Have Allergies or Pets…Make Sure You Have the Right Vacuum Cleaner

Not exactly a sexy subject matter, but worth the quick read.

What began as the search for a pet-specific vacuum cleaner became an education on indoor air pollution, a topic that [Read more…]