Friday, January 29, 2010

David Hicks ~ A Life of Design Part I

.David Hicks: A Life of Design
By Ashley Hicks
Rizzoli, $65.00
By Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass

                                                                  David Hicks: A Life of Design

A treasure has been offered to those interested in decorating. Ashley Hicks has presented us with the beautiful biography of one of the most talented interior designers known. It may replace the favorite book on the coffee table of those fortunate enough to own it.

David Hicks: A Life of Design is extremely well written, telling the story of the life of this designer in a way that grasps the reader’s attention in a way difficult to describe. This just may be the most valuable interior design publication on the shelf. You be the judge. No narration needed.

This will be a two-part post. I couldn’t decide which photographs to scan, leaving so many only available to those owning the book.

For those of you close to me, or who have seen previous posts, it comes as no surprise that I would love this book -- black, white, gray and vermillion are my chosen colors. Feast your eyes on the following and ENJOY!

I couldn’t resist posting this early, so please go back and see the first etiquette post that I posted earlier today!
See the second Embracing Etiquette lesson below following this post..

Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition (Thumb Indexed)

See you soon,

Guidelines for living continued… basic introduction. It is important to see the beginning etiquette post (1-29-10).


Consists of thoughtfulness and kindness. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” (The Golden Rule) Thoughtfulness means thinking about helping others feel comfortable, and kindness carries this thought into action. Offering praise and showing appreciation are means to accomplish these goals.
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Embracing Etiquette with Teresa

Embracing Etiquette with Teresa

Beginning today, I will post an etiquette section each weekday. It will be listed at the end of the regular post or alone if I am unable to post for that day.

The book I will be referencing is Emily Post’s Etiquette, 17th Edition. Much in these posts will be direct quotes. I suggest that all of you keep a copy of this book at hand for your own reference.

As a child, my mother would teach my sisters and me etiquette each day during our summer break from school. She also referred frequently to the book when needed. It was important to our mother that we understood etiquette, and it is equally important to me as a mother. It is something you just MUST do!

So…let’s begin with the basics.

Chapter One ~ Guidelines for Living

Let's go over the common-sense ettiquette rules first.

Respect ~ “Respecting other people means recognizing their value as human beings, regardless of their background, race, or creed.”

Treating others with respect shows character, and to demean another person shows lack thereof. Referring to others as inferior to themselves, disrespect for the ideas of others, and lack of an open mind towards the feelings of others shows a lack of respect and is not acceptable.

Self-respect is as important as respect towards others. A confident person shows character, and displays respect for those around them.

Ready you eyes for a spectacular feast in my next post featuring the work of David Hicks.

See you tomorrow,
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