"Racing Style" by ASSOULINE
Not cheap but how often can you slap some real rubber on your coffee table? Don't answer that. Discretion is a lost art. From the site: Assouline presents an exclusive, deluxe edition of the epic photography book on the legendary Goodwood Race. This unique volume of photos from the Goodwood Revival is packaged in genuine rubber slipcase to add the feel, touch, and smell of an authentic racetrack. Emanating from a thrilling and glamorous tradition Racing Style is a photographic representation of the Goodwood Revival, a motorcar race of vehicles from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. The Goodwood Revival relives the glory days of the legendary Goodwood Motor Circuit, Britain’s leading racing venue between 1948 and 1966, and host to contemporary racing of all kinds including Formula One. Racing Style brings us back to the tracks, as they once were, offering all the romance and excitement of original motorcar racing. This edition celebrates Goodwood through the years with engaging and unusual photos. On each luminous page, the reader is invited to peek at details of the era, from the cockpits of bugattis to the competitors and spectators who dress in period clothing. Racing Style artistically captures all these special memories in a timeless edition devoted to beauty and movement. --
If you enjoyed Design Basics, as I did, you might want to make your way over to Amazon and order the latest Bilhuber book, available Oct. 7th. From the site: Jeffrey Bilhuber returns with a second book after Design Basics, h... If you enjoyed Design Basics, as I did, you might want to make your way over to Amazon and order the latest Bilhuber book, available Oct. 7th. From the site: Jeffrey Bilhuber returns with a second book after Design Basics, his successful debut volume. In a lavish new format, the media-savvy designer for tastemakers and celebrities presents his most recent projects from coast to coast. Bilhuber views luxury as essential to every life well-lived, a way of appreciating and sharing our joy in existence, not the exclusive purview of the few. The designer encourages the reader to seek, aspire, and revel in luxury at home, however simple or adorned: from the embrace of the perfectly tufted reading chair to an heirloom vase cradling freshly cut garden roses to a dazzling chandelier that makes light dance. In seven chapters filled with charming anecdotes and lovely observations, the designer—whom Hamish Bowles has likened to a twenty-first century Billy Baldwin—explores the idea of luxury as life’s abundance reflected in a home’s varied elements: Discovery, Passion, History, Ornament, Grace, Comfort, and Delight. Each project discussed evokes the many qualities of a distinctively American luxury practically expressed and fully enjoyed at home: beauty, family, refinement, and hospitality. Within these, the reader gleans insight from Bilhuber’s inimitable style and learns that luxury is about cultivating a state of mind as much as it is about the objects with which we surround ourselves. About the Author Jeffrey Bilhuber founded his eponymous firm in 1984. Many of his clients are themselves legendary trendsetters: Anna Wintour, Iman and David Bowie, Elsa Peretti, and Mariska Hargitay, among others. His work has been published in more than fifty design books as well as every major national and international shelter magazine.
Another fabulous book by one of my favorite design publishers, Assouline. This edition cavorts through past editions of Paper City and tucks intriguing souvenirs into its pocket to share with the reader. Lovely. From the site: ... Another fabulous book by one of my favorite design publishers, Assouline. This edition cavorts through past editions of Paper City and tucks intriguing souvenirs into its pocket to share with the reader. Lovely. From the site: Domestic Art: Curated Interiors captures a mind-set, piques a curiosity to look at things anew, appreciate oddities and revel in uniqueness and personal work. It s a loopy but sublime drawing-room comedy with ghosts of dandies and soulful poets and style aesthetes ... all lounging, sipping and chattering away in 18th-century chÃ¢teaux inserted into downtown lofts, whitewashed shotgun houses filled with Twomblys and Rauschenbergs, and dark-as-a-hedgehog tiny Tudors. The selected houses in this book were pulled from the pages of PaperCity, from the years 2000 to 2008. Roughly a decade of design alchemy and clinking highballs. The editors of this book foraged for both the musty and gutsy and the soaring and sensual, from a 500-square-foot bedsit to a mid-century organic architectural wonder thirty seven glorious projects, from follies to disciplined mansions, from Dominique and John de Menil s International-style house with its interior by the great couturier Charles James to artist Christian Eckart s abandoned 1940s warehouses polished to gleaming architectural wonder. Marvel at a compound of rescued, early-1900s clapboards, and an 1880s German-immigrant cottage. We ve included a 50s masterwork by the great organic architect Bruce Goff, and an industrial space that crackles with own surreal designs, while a chalet-style 1913 bungalow manifests the best bits and pieces of the past. A turn-of-the-century seaside gingerbread is a study in anthropology peppered with good art; an antiquarian aims his cerebral arrows at Louis this and Louis that, then electrifies it all with saturated color; and an 18th-century chÃ¢teau and an old-world hunting lodge is installed in a downtown loft space. Meanwhile, a stylish gent sips scotch neat in his Scotch Room, watched over by two mounted deer, a pheasant and a wildebeest. Shouldn t everyone have a wildebeest ... and a Scotch Room? Call it what you will: lavish, loopy, eccentric assemblages, moody modernism. All in all, quite a look at a genre of design we call, simply, inspired.