Posts Tagged ‘book’

Wabi-Sabi

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

I recently picked up a copy of Axel Vervoordt: Wabi Inspiration. It’s a deeply inspiring book about design, photography, aesthetic, architecture and finding the beauty in imperfection. || Available at Anthropologie and Amazon | Read more about the art of wabi-sabi ||

Full Volume

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

1. Zero+Maria Cornejo hits the books for F/W 2011 with a dress printed with a shelf full of reading material // 2. So, you’ve run out of shelf space at home. Tracey Kendall’s wall covering can help you turn up the volume. Stacked Paperback Wallpaper, available at Anthropologie // 3. It’s a book sighting at NYC coffee shop D’Espresso [via Apartment Therapy].

Icon

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Back when I was young, I had delusions of becoming a photojournalist. Now that I’m older, wiser, and know I’m a terrible photographer, I just want a copy of Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs. Published by Phaidon, the limited edition is a collection of the photojournalist’s most iconic images, including the green-eyed Afghan Girl.

Savage Beauty

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Flora, fauna, angels and demons from Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, published by Metropolitan Museum of Art [May 31, 2011].

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is available for pre-order at Amazon.

|| See more images here ||

Misspent Life

Monday, February 7th, 2011

In her book Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of A Misspent Life (published by Rizzoli), Mary Randolph Carter shows us how to live creatively with collections, clutter, work, pets and art without worrying about everything being perfectly in its place.

Most would say my home is fairly well-kept, but it’s far from perfect. My work space at the office, however, is a riot of a mess. I suppose that means I’m doing something right.

Novel Idea

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

1. The Bookworm Cardboard Stool is both lightweight and sturdy — capable of holding up to 200kg // 2. A tiny leather bound journal hangs alongside a vintage key in this necklace by Etsy seller wayfaringart.

On Wings

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Pachanga, by artist Belen Mena, is a soaring collection of prints inspired by the graphic patterns of butterfly wings. [Anthropologie]

Elsewhere

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Elsewhere is an exploration of nine natural history museums thoughout the United States. Photographer Nealy Blau’s collection of dreamlike photographs capture the delicate balance of the real and unreal. [Available at Terrain]

In Print

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Rizzoli is releasing a new book, KENZO, for the 40th anniversary of the prints-based fashion house. Founded by Japanese designer Kenzo Takada and now headed by Antonio Marras, KENZO is best known for drawing from a vast vocabulary of prints and textiles. The book will be available November 1.

|| Images via Hint ||

Novel Approach

Monday, August 30th, 2010

ContainerPLUS is a multidisciplinary art and design collective. By combining illustration, photography, set design and animation, the collective creates incredibly multifaceted, narrative fantasy worlds.

Shown are pieces from Literary Fragments, an installation for West London bookshop Lutyens and Rubenstein [October 2009] and Hay Festival, book installation for SkyArts [May 2010].