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Posts Tagged: Books

american hotel stories.

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
american hotel stories.

If you enjoy consuming Hollywood history, secrets, and insider details, then you'll love American Hotel Stories published by Assouline. The book trails some very famous and often elusive legends (Marilyn Monroe, Al Capone, Jack Kerouac) across the country during their stays in various American hotels — that are legendary in — Continue reading

Ladder by Casimir Meubelen

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ladder by Casimir Meubelen

Belgian designer Casimir recently presented the new series of storage furniture Ladder N1. Designer Casimir’s starting point for this series was yet another familiar object and archetypal design.     The ladder’s original form and function – a movable stairway – and an immovable shelving unit have now been merged — Continue reading

Ring Ring

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ring Ring

Love this minimal magazine rack made from nickel plated steel rings by Black + Blum. Thoughtful Father's Day gift perhaps? Also see wall mounted magazine rack here.

Pentagram Marks

Categories: Art + Graphics
Pentagram Marks

Marks is a new book that brings us 400+ symbols that the awesome folks at Pentagram have given to the world since the 1960's. Up until now, this book was only gifted by Pentagram to its friends and clients, but now will be available for purchase in the US. The — Continue reading

2009 Movie Extravaganza Post!

Categories: Art + Graphics
2009 Movie Extravaganza Post!

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a blast ringing in the new year… if not then this post will definitely fix that. FIRST- The rumors on the interwebs have proven true. Thet are filming a real life version of "Where the Wild Things Are." Three cool facts that make — Continue reading

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Categories: News + Events + Contests

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2009 will certainly go down as a very memorable one, to say the least. I think there will be a lot of reflection on what exactly transpired over this past year. There is no need to rehash it all, the Media — Continue reading

Agenda 2009

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Agenda 2009

The Agenda 2009 is the perfect item for this time of year. Designed by Helene Ryenbakken, and a band of 3 other designers, as a promotional piece for Arctic Papers. Such a brilliant concept and awesome design . Unfortunately, it’s only being distributed in Norway and Denmark… maybe if I — Continue reading

Lili Lite

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Lili Lite

The Lili Lite is a multifunctional book shelf that is perfect for all you late night readers that appreciate functionality and kick-ass design. Lili Lite is a reading light, a bookmark and a bookshelf combined into one smart product. A sensor turns off the light when an open book is — Continue reading

Women of Design

Categories: Art + Graphics
Women of Design

If you have a favorite designer, lover of the arts/graphic or product designer this would make a great gift for Christmas.  I always love getting art books as a gift at Christmas that I wouldn’t otherwise splurge to get for myself. With the numbers out about women in the workforce — Continue reading

Homeward Bound

Categories: Art + Graphics, Sustainability
Homeward Bound

Perhaps you too have taken stock of your home and decided to incorporate more eco-conscious elements. Commendable decision, but where do you start? You’ll find great direction in Judith Wilson’s book The Natural Home: Stylish Living Inspired by Nature. Wilson covers everything from planning a green construction to blending naturally-sourced — Continue reading

From eco-design to design-art: Design Now!

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
From eco-design to design-art:  Design Now!

From Taschen. $39.99.  566 pgs."Not only an in-depth exploration of contemporary design practice, this book is also a rallying call for a more sustainable approach to product design of every type, from lighting and furniture design to consumer electronic equipment, transportation, product architecture, and environmental design. Visually stunning and highly — Continue reading

A Little Light Summer Reading

Categories: Art + Graphics
A Little Light Summer Reading

  Bill Keaggy, the author, is a collector, photographer, visual artist, and today, as the St. Louis’ Riverfront Times Chad Garrison writes, "his fascination with collectibles is equal parts anthropology and fantasy." HOW Books published “Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found,” in 2007 after Keaggy’s website, www.grocerylists.org became — Continue reading

rex ray to the rescue

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
rex ray to the rescue

if your walls are yearning for something new, or your frames are dying for a replacement image – or you just want to buy an awesome design book to put on your coffee table (rex ray art & design by chronicle books) check out rex ray. he is an amazing — Continue reading

Modern Dog

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Modern Dog

We can’t have a discussion on modern unless we are including man’s best friend and what they are wearing, doing, and needing. To that end I present you with Modern Dog, a lifestyle (although I consider it fashion) mag for dogs and their companions.  By companions, I am assuming that — Continue reading

Legos for adults: Build your bookcase

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Legos for adults: Build your bookcase

Designers from a Swedish design company, Smånsk, revealed these magnified Legos that stack up into a whimsical bookcase, at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in February.  Because it was only a prototype, they are now actively looking for a manufacturer to produce the product and bring into the mainstream.  My bets — Continue reading

Get Your Party Started

Categories: Art + Graphics
Get Your Party Started

When hosting a fun get together with your  friends is at the forefront of your musings, but you worry about serving the appropriate food or establishing a relaxing mood, here’s help. Maria McBride’s Party Basics for New Nesters is overflowing with ideas to get you hostess ready, your house cleverly — Continue reading

Octonauts!

Categories: Art + Graphics
Octonauts!

Good design comes in all forms. This particular form would be illustration. I think I want this book for Christmas… The Octonauts is a crew of misfit critters who roam the ocean in search of adventure, treasure, and fun! From their undersea base called "the Octopod", the Octonauts explore a — Continue reading

KippyGo Contempo

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
KippyGo Contempo

I just found this incredibly cute & chic website, KippyGo Contempo, chock full of stylish mod gear to deck out your pad with.  With retro-designed patterns printed on everything from retro pillows to magnets, this one-stop mod-shop is sure to be able to inspire your every whim – and corner — Continue reading

African Salad

Categories: Art + Graphics
African Salad

There is nothing, absolutely nothing, like a good book. Here is one from South Africa that is beautifully designed. The book is a photographic exploration of everyday South Africans and their food.  The gorgeous pages celebrate people, their homes, and of course, their food. Inside you’ll find a Mielie (corn) — Continue reading

Modern Kids’ Food For A Modern Life

Categories: Kids + Baby
Modern Kids’ Food For A Modern Life

I swear our child’s eaten Tofu Chicken Nuggets and Organic Frozen Peas for every supper since he was old enough to chew food.  I’m not kidding.  The ease of preparation (microwave) combined with his fear of new foods and the lack of time between work and bed (three hours) makes — Continue reading