Life at the Top story is live

Here’s a link to the terrific story about Life at the Top
“A new book [explores] the city’s unique relationship with luxury apartment buildings. . . . Thanks to floor plans and over 300 photographs, readers get a rare glance into some exclusive New York addresses.”

David Hicks Scrapbooks featured on Architectural Digest online

A fantastic interview with Ashley Hicks about David Hicks Scrapbooks 
appears in the online edition of Architectural Digest. Here’s a link
“In David Hicks Scrapbooks, the London designer has skillfully selected 300 pages from his late father’s stunning 25 volumes of scrapbooks. It’s filled to the brim with Hicks’s sketches of interiors, hundreds of photographs, fabric swatches, and umpteen assorted clippings.” 

Outside In featured in Architectural Digest online

Here’s a link to a fantastic interview with M. Brian Tichenor and Raun Thorp about Outside In, posted to Architectural Digest online.
“The duo has quietly racked up a devoted following for their deft ability to incorporate the best of nature into their projects. In Outside In, this style is on full display in glossy photographs of the couple’s homes beside conceptual sketches by Tichenor and thoughtful essays on the design elements at the core of their practice.”

Tropical Light wins Richard E. Rice Gold Medal in 2016 Florida Book Awards

In its eleventh annual competition, the Florida Book Awards announced that Tropical Light: The Art of A. E. Backus was awarded the Richard E. Rice Gold Medal in the Visual Arts category.


Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program with more than 200 eligible publications submitted across the ten categories of competition. The Florida Book Awards was established in 2006 to celebrate the best Florida literature. Authors must be full-time Florida residents, except in the Florida nonfiction and visual arts categories, where the subject matter must focus on Florida.

Submissions for the 2016 awards were read by juries of three members, each nominated from across the state by co-sponsoring organizations. Jurors are authorized to select up to three medalists (including one gold winner, one silver runner-up and one bronze medalist) in each of the ten categories; jurors are also authorized to make no selections in a given year.

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