Sunday, February 2, 2014

Birthday Book- Barbara Barry's,"Around Beauty"!

Well another year older and wiser I hope!  My dear sister and design partner knows how much I love books so she gave me Barbara Barry's, "Around Beauty".  It is such a gorgeous book and it is so wonderful to learn about Barbara's design philosophy, and her principles of good design.  She explains her design process and stories of inspiration from the quality of light to things she finds in nature.
I love this quote in the book by Barry: Beauty holds my world together; it fulfills a need in my soul ;it helps me survive. Beauty is my inspiration for my life and for my work . I find its qualities evocative, and always in its presence I pause, aware of the mysterious becoming visible.

Enjoy a glimpse into this lovely book available here!


















20 comments:

  1. Looks like a must read! I love the images you've shared. Happy Birthday, may this be the best year ever!
    Sharon

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  2. Karolyn, Happy Birthday! What a wonderful gift! I adore Barbara's design style!
    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  3. I do like Barbara Barry's clean lines and neutral colors.

    Eileen

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  4. This is totally unrelated to design, but I'm just loving the hair cut in the second picture. Happy B-day!

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  5. Hope you have a wonderful birthday! This book is rather lovely! So glad you have met you in the blogging world! Enjoy your day !!

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  6. Happy Birthday Karolyn, wish you all the best!:) Your sis made you a beautiful gift, the book sounds great, love that quote!:) Have fun dear! xo

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  7. Dear Karolyn - Happy Birthday! I hope you celebrate all this week :) And what a lovely book - her work is always tasteful and elegant. Cheers, L

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  8. What a beautiful book and such a thoughtful gift for you. Happy Birthday!

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  9. Great pics! She has classic lasting style(:

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  10. Love that quote and I love Barbara!

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  11. She is such an elegant designer and it looks like a wonderful book. Hope you had a great birthday!!

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  12. Happy, happy (belated) birthday, Karolyn. I hope it was lovely. What a perfect gift. Barbara Barry is always a favorite and her quote just says it all on the difference beauty makes in one's life. Hope yours gets more beautiful every year! XO

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  13. I love Barbara Barry - she's amazing! Happy, happy belated birthday!

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