Los Angeles Coffee Table Book – Whether you are an art connoisseur, need the inspiration to spice up your interior or are just looking for the best design books to add to your collection, there is an option or two for everyone.
This book is a wonderful portrait of the city of dreams in its infinite variety. Longtime Angeleno and architecture photographer Tim Street-Porter and designer Annie Kelly honor modern museums, a thriving art scene, Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont and historic Beverly Hills, modernist homes by Richard Neutra and John Lautner, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House—set against dramatic Backdrops of sky and sea.
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The first book by esteemed Australian interior designer Tamsin Johnson showcases her signature style: high comfort, playful design, luxurious ease and coastal elegance through contrast of scale, bold use of art and sculptural furniture.
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This full-color monograph celebrates 35 years of architecture studio Saota’s exceptionally crafted modern buildings on six continents, including the South African coast, where it all began.
Tablecloths, china, glasses, cushions and mouthwatering Italian cuisine are the effortlessly cool essentials of a Cabana Magazine worthy residence. Immerse yourself in its glossy pages and stunning photographs, as author Martina Mondadori shares the secrets of tastemakers about entertaining, lifestyle and design.
Who wouldn’t want to give their home a dash of Kelly Hoppen glamour? This go-to bible from the world-renowned designer will help you create a beautiful, functional and relaxing home that suits your individual needs and reflects your personality – and saves you money. Available from quartoknows.com
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Stumped about what to buy for the design lover on your holiday gift list? We have a few suggestions.
Audible and books on tape are great, but they don’t satisfy the escapist quality inherent in a good coffee-table book. Here, we’ve compiled a list of 14 recent releases that are gift-wrap worthy for the design buff on your list:
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Written in the first person and arranged by month, Louesa Roebuck and Sarah Lonsdale’s book shares their modern vision for flower arranging by focusing on local and foraged flowers and plants. In California, that means fennel, magnolias, borage, nasturtiums and more. The book is a visual delight thanks to Laurie Frankel’s gorgeous photographs.
Janice Lyle’s new book looks at the history, architecture and over-the-top interiors of Sunnylands, the glamorous desert residence of philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg designed by architect A. Quincy Jones and interior designer William Haines. For more on the Rancho Mirage estate, take a tour here.
Interior stylist Kirsten Grove of the design blog Simply Grove offers practical tips for transforming your living spaces with what you have on hand. Filled with inspiring streamlined interiors, it’s a book that minimalists will love.
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From South Beach to Soho, architects Will Meyer and Gray Davis have designed more than 200 residential, retail and hotel spaces that epitomize hip luxury style. This retrospective of their work, with text by Dan Shaw, shows their sophisticated style.
What is it about Marfa, Texas, that inspires so many? Helen Thompson demonstrates the influence of the desert landscape on interior design in this tour of 21 minimal yet inspired homes. Design fans will recognize some of the homeowners—Jamey Garza and Constance Holt-Garza’s cinder block home features many of their Garza Marfa designs—providing a glimpse into what it’s like to live in a mecca for Artist.
Prolific designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz are taking a break from designing homes, housewares and hotels to focus on their vacation home in Trancoso, Brazil. More than just a travelogue, the book provides tips on how to decorate your home like a boutique hotel in the age of Airbnb.
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In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from Over 100 Makers, Artists and Entrepreneurs (Artisan Books, $35)
For more than a decade, Grace Bonney has inspired interior design fans with her popular blog Design*Sponge. In her new book, Bonney continues to inspire as she offers what she calls “visibility for powerful women in business.” Whether they are artists, chefs, tattoo artists or writers, creative women of all colors, ages, sexualities and experience share their fears, mistakes and successes. “I hope that every woman who reads this book, whether a young girl in middle school or someone older, will see herself reflected and dream big,” Bonnie said.
This simple, beautiful book filled with nearly 300 pictures from the 18th and 19th centuries defies categorization. Is it meant to be a coffee-table book or a rip-out-of-the-page decorating tool (all of the oversize pages are frame-worthy). Including colorful butterflies, birds, beetles, pictures and landscapes, the book is a testament to Derian’s incredible eye. Take a fast-paced tour through the book in this video.
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Architect Peter Marino has commissioned more than 250 works of art for his luxury retail spaces such as James Turrell’s modular color field in the Paris Louis Vuitton store. This limited edition book chronicles the collaborative process between the architect and artists Pae White, Sol LeWitt, Idris Khan and others through personal anecdotes, notes, photographs, sketches and the final installation.
Equal parts history lesson and interior design resource, Christiane Lemieux shares what she’s learned from curators, craftsmen and designers about “quality.” Including wallpaper, framing, paint and furniture, Lemieux highlights the history of quality products in this beautifully illustrated book. And in a world less inclined to throw deteriorating furnishings into a landfill, Lemieux’s book feels especially timely. See Lemieux in action as she and Maxwell Ryan transform a Los Angeles apartment here.
Filled with dozens of fun party tips that you can easily do yourself, this collaboration between Holly Baker (founder of Decor8) and photographer and product designer Leslie Shevring will be dog-eared in no time by the party planner on your list. Favorite low-cost ideas include tin can lanterns, lottery goody bags, edible place cards and a eucalyptus tree wall hanging.
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When the shopping and interior design magazine Domino closed in 2009, many design fans were heartbroken. This new book from the editors of Domino, subtitled “Discover Your Personal Style and Create a Space You Love,” will reassure Domino fans as it maintains the lively do-it-yourself vibe that the magazine was known for. With detailed illustrations on how to create distinctly personal interiors including seating arrangements without fail, prime places to install a highly styled vignette and mirrors as art.
Distinctive outdoor spaces by Los Angeles landscape designers Laurie Kranz, Commune Design, Judy Cameon and Matthew Brown are among the featured projects included in this new book by Gardenista editor Michelle Slatalla. From Los Angeles to London, the book highlights 13 contemporary outdoor spaces in addition to planting guides, DIY projects and a roundup of 100 essential everyday objects from bonsai scissors to butterfly chairs.
Fans of Los Angeles-based lighting designer Alison Berger will enjoy this detailed look at her hand-blown work and artistic process. This oversized monograph includes more than 200 full-color photographs of Berger’s glassworks, sketches, drawings, and studio. For more details on the glass artist, read the Berger 2014 profile.
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