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Interior Design

How to Include Coffee Table Books in Decoration

How to Include Coffee Table Books in Decoration – The coffee table, this glamorous, oversized piece of furniture, is designed for lovers of art and design. The outlook of the coffee tables are quite important, the same as by what details they are surrounded. If your goal is to make the coffee table brighter, just add some interesting details that your guests will like. Use a large bookcase to display your favorite coffee table books. This Coleccionista bookcase  can be placed or against a wall or it can serve as a separator division. Aquarius center table  is a very unique piece, perfect to diplay your books. Grouping books on a coffee table together will look great – and you can even put them in a certain geometric order for a more complete look. Above the books you can place flowers and other things, but from the beginning you need: 1) find old books 2) put them in the specific shape; 3) start placing them together; 4) place a small mirror on top – to give a modern style 5) you have a coffee table – you can start! Books with multi-colored covers will look great on a glass coffee table and, moreover,…

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Book Review: Coffee Table Books to Offer this Christmas

Book Review: Coffee Table Books to Offer this Christmas – AD Style Director Jane Keltner de Valle rounds up her favorite art books to add to your list this holiday season. Grace, The American Vogue Years (Phaidon, $175) If you’re someone who judges a book by its cover, this one’s a no-brainer. The slipcased tome is beautifully oversized and dressed in Bordeaux red with a charming illustration of its heroine splashed across the cover. John Derian Picture Book ($75) Walking into a John Derian store is like entering a cabinet of curiosities. His decoupage collectibles sourced from 19th-century artwork illustrate flora, fauna, landscapes, and all manner of exotica—and are so vast you could get lost in them for days. Wanderlust: Interiors That Bring the World Home (Rizzoli, $50) Designer Michelle Nussbaumer fills her homes with exotic objets from around the world, and now her richly layered approach to decorating has been memorialized in this beautiful picture book. The Coveteur: Private Spaces, Personal Style (Abrams, $35) Voyeurism is nothing new, but the Coveteur is largely to thank for bringing it into the 21st century. The popular website gives us entrée into the closets and personal spaces of the fashion elite. Domus: A…

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Elle Decor Book: Inspiring Ideas from the World's Chicest Rooms
Interior Design

Elle Decor Book: Inspiring Ideas from the World’s Chicest Rooms

Michael Boodro is the editor in chief of ELLE DECOR, and the book is written with the editorial team at the magazine. Ingrid Abramovitch is the senior editor/writer at ELLE DECOR and the author of Restoring a House in the City. This book (published by Harry N. Abrams) showcases more than 220 stunning rooms selected by the editors of ELLE DECOR, the magazine that is the last word on exciting, cutting-edge, and eclectic style from around the world. A must for any decorating and design buff, it shows readers how to bring the flair, glamour, and individuality of the world’s chicest spaces into their own homes. The rooms, which range from extravagant living spaces to sleek, state-of-the-art kitchens, baths, and dressing rooms, are organized into distinctive yet reader-friendly categories: “Classical,” “Fanciful,” “Functional,” and “Personal.” “What the Pros Know,” which occurs throughout the pages, presents insights, ideas, and practical advice from top interior designers, architects, and homeowners. Every chapter also incorporates “Anatomy of a Room”—in which the magazine’s editors explain how to make the inspiring ideas a reality. Packed with beautiful color images by today’s top interiors photographers, straightforward tips, and ingenious pointers from top design talents Steven Gambrel, Kelly Wearstler, and a host of others, The Height of Style brings the magazine’s distinctive,…

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PHOTO:BOX by Roberto Koch
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PHOTO:BOX by Roberto Koch

Roberto Koch is the author/photographer of Exit, Album, and Istanti di Russia, for which he received the 1991 Kodak award. As publisher of Contrasto, one of the world’s leading publishers of photo books, and founder and CEO of Forma, the International Center of Photography in Milan, he is deeply knowledgable about photography. PHOTO:BOX (published by Abrams Books) presents a collection of 250 photographs by 200 of the world’s most prominent photographers, ranging from legendary masters to contemporary stars, in an appealing format with a portfolio binding. Photographers include Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliot Erwitt, Robert Frank, Nan Goldin, David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton, and many more. Each image is accompanied by an engaging commentary and a brief biography of the photographer. The book is organized by subject and theme, offering a fresh perspective on the medium: from reportage to nature, and also covering war, portraits, still lifes, women, travel, cities, art, fashion, the nude, and sports. PHOTO:BOX is an irresistible and amazingly affordable survey of photography. “The book is organized in such a way that you are exposed to the things you would normally not look at. I’m more apt to dwell on Dorothea Langes’ “Migrant Mother-California 1936″ or any of the other contemporary photos than let’s…

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FASHION

Christian Louboutin The Man Behind the Shoes

by Christian Louboutin (Author), Philippe Garcia (Photographer), David Lynch (Photographer), John Malkovich(Foreword), Eric Reinhardt (Contributor) Christian Louboutin, one of the world’s most celebrated shoe designers, has completed his first book. This stunning volume, with a fanciful and intricate pop-up, an elaborate foldout cover, and dramatic still-life photography, evokes the artistry and theatricality of Louboutin’s shoe designs that are closely associated with Hollywood starlets. Celebrated for his vertiginously high stilettos with their signature lacquer-red soles, Louboutin has achieved cult status with celebrities as well as fashionistas. His eclectic and exotic designs, often incorporating feathers, beads, and sequins, are a constant and dramatic presence on the red carpet and in nightclubs and restaurants the world over. Louboutin’s first book highlights the extraordinary range of his couture, from his iconic and glamorous creations to his fetishistic pieces, including his collaborations with David Lynch, meant more for the bedroom than the street. New photography captures Louboutin’s artistic sensibilities, while an in-depth interview reveals Louboutin’s life, travels, and inspirations, presenting a very personal look at the man behind the shoes. A work of art in itself, with a five-piece foldout binding and a pop-up, Christian Louboutin is an enticing and revelatory look at the most important luxury shoe designer of our day. The book…

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10 most coveted places around the world

Gypset Travel By Julia Chaplin Julia Chaplin’s gypsy caravan makes its second stop with the upcoming launch of her latest book, Gypset Travel (Assouline). Following the success of her 2009 Gypset Style, Chaplin takes readers to her 10 most coveted places around the world for you to relax, explore…and be the envy of all your friends. Chaplin is a modern day Talitha Getty,  exploring the magical hidden enclaves that are haunted by gypsy jet-setters, a.k.a. gypsetters – the portmanteau she coined while first covering these chic nomads. Her book meanders through such places as Lamu, Kenya; José Ignacio, Uruguay; and Todos Santos, Mexico. The pages are filled with lush photos of glamorous bohemian hideouts and personal stories and tips from Chaplin and her cohorts.  Not only are the interiors and architecture a perfect example of boho-luxe living, but the outfits worn by Chaplin’s subjects define what she calls “understated glamour and experimental luxury” – a heady mix of ethnic influences, delicate fabrics and clashing prints. Gypset Travel was launched at the Crow’s Nest on Montauk (another one of the book’s featured locations). For even more gypset style, head to Chaplin’s blog to see her travel notes and her hippie couture line of apparel and home wares.

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