This week, we invite you to listen to our interview with our guest, the noted author and thoroughly fascinating Ms. Diane Dorrans Saeks. There is few among design devotees who do not own a book written by Ms. Saeks. Many of her books are classics - California Cottages and Wine Country - to name just a few. Her Interiors series of books have also been well received.
Covers of Diane Dorrans Saeks design books.
But, without a doubt, Michael Smith's Elements of Style is probably Ms. Saeks most popular book - it is now in its EIGHTH printing, making it one of the most well read design books ever!!!
Ms. Saeks calls San Francisco home, but she grew up in New Zealand - where she describes spending an idyllic childhood.
Besides writing design books, Ms. Saeks is an avid and very brave traveler - preferring to go to the ends of the earth on her own. She recently took an extended trip to India - alone - visiting with friends at various cities in that exotic country.
We talked all about her travels and writings and of course blogging. Her blog, The Style Saloniste, is a well written weekly collection of her musings on life, travel, art, design and the people she meets along the way.