04 February, 2014
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.