Let’s start with this first book. Atelier in Europe, is in my top 3 favorite design books of all time. It seems like everyone has a design book out these days, and while spaces can be great, it’s pretty unique considering they’re just spaces. These are ateliers. in Europe. OMG. From Prestel Publishing.
This love letter to this visually stunning craft takes readers into some of Europe’s most glorious and often endangered decorative arts workshops, where artisans have worked to the highest standards for centuries. Here’s how craftsmanship and creativity continue to be preserved. Since the Renaissance, ateliers were established as places for European artists to work and teach their craft. Centuries later, most of these spaces have disappeared, but they continue to produce some of the world’s most famous and sought-after objects in areas such as crystal, ceramics, wrought iron, textiles, bookbinding, mosaics and wood panels. There are a few spaces where John Whelan and Oscar Proctor traveled across Europe to document these important spaces, celebrate them, and preserve vanishing ideals. From the famous to the lesser known, this volume takes readers to dozens of ateliers in Austria, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.
next Floral Artistry: Floral Designs by La Musa de las Flores By Maria Gabriela Salazar, photographed by Ngoc Min Ngo, published by Rizzoli. I thought this might be a little boring, but considering who the photographer was, I should have known how wrong it was. I have very limited free time, so I tend not to read much, but just looking at pretty pictures makes me read to the end faster. I read every word I can’t remember the last time I read every word in a non-fiction book. I strongly recommend it.
Floral artistry encourages everyone to live with flowers and appreciate their beauty as we appreciate art. Famous Flowers Her designer Gabriela Salazar teaches us how to see flowers and understand their characteristics from an artist’s perspective. Drawing on her background in painting, Salazar sees flower arrangements as compositions. She emphasizes which types of flowers are best suited for different designs, and designs florals that range from simple and sculptural to intricate and colorful, including arrangements for every mood and a variety of decorations. share the components of
The last book I will introduce today is maine house Nina Campbell, Giles Kim, Photo by Paul Raiside. This wasn’t my cup of tea, as Nona Campbell’s style wasn’t really for me. It’s paid and curated, and if you’re a fan of Nina Campbell, the ‘How the Other Half Lives’ vibe is really worth it. And if you’re a fan of all shades of purple, you need to buy this book.
The interior design of this New England seaside retreat, featuring legendary Nina Campbell, explores a myriad of themes such as the evolution of the home, the importance of place, and the creation of an oasis in a busy world. . The interiors of many buildings in this glorious retreat feature vibrant colors, sumptuous fabrics, fine antiques and Nina Campbell treatments with contemporary clarity. Constructed at the turn of the last century, the centerpiece of the main house is a simple cottage overlooking a secluded cove. The pioneering couple who built it had no idea that they were creating a legacy that will be central to the lives of future generations of their family who will use this place as a retreat from the busy city life. I did.