04 February, 2014

"Patrick, Just Take This Pad . . . "


Greetings,

To state that I have always had a mad love affair with the film "Aunie Mame" should really not come as a great shock to anyone around here.  Good heavens, the film is practically "design porn" from beginning to end.  But, this posting is not going to be an essay on Mame's ever-changing aesthetic.  Or the ranking of the numerous styles of her New York apartment.

No.  The inspiration for this little missive comes from a tiny scene in the opening of the film.  Patrick Dennis is submerged into the riot of activity at his aunt's home . . . and quietly asks her about numerous topics of the conversation he's overhearing.  "Patrick, take this pad and write down every word that you don't understand.  And then you can ask your Auntie Mame about them later."

We have some new people here in our office.  I never think that our industry is riddled with odd, obscure words . . . until I see a blank look when I start talking about a specific detail for the project.  We all have to learn about these terms somewhere.

So we're going to start a little series of posts here "Patrick's Note Pad."  Working our way through the alphabet.  And once we're done . . . you'll know all about schluter railings and guard stripes.  Vitrines and DPI.

So swing back by . . . and if needed . . . bring a pad of paper.

Cheers,
Scot

11 comments:

Karena Albert said...

Scot you've inspired me to watch Auntie Mame again! A great film. I do try to keep up on design, architecture and art terms, once in a while though....

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Ann Poldark said...

"Little Me" is a fabulous story by Patrick Dennis. Long out of print, but worth acquiring. Very creative and hysterical!!

Diane Haynie said...

Clever way to instruct. Over on Painted Furniture Barn's blog we do a monthly series called "Now I know my ABC's of Decorating:" in our attempt to inform as well.

Old Badger said...

Another great idea. I'm looking forward to this series!

Merlin said...

Bring it on!! franki

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

My favorite movie! I am looking forward to your new series!

RobinH said...

Yes, please! This will be fun!

RobinH said...

Yes, please! This will be fun!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

how fun!!!!!

Shaz Green said...

Entertaining AND educational - my favourite combination!! :-)

GET UP said...


"'Libido,' 'inferiority complex,' 'stinko,' 'blotto,' 'free love,' 'bathtub gin,' 'monkey glands,' 'Karl Marx.' Is he one of the Marx Brothers?"

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