Who Will Change The Way You See The World
By Photographer Kieran Scott, Edited by Ruth Hobday, Edited by Sharon Gelman, Edited by Marianne Lassandro, Edited by Geoff Blackwell
An internationally acclaimed interior design sensation, Miles Redd is known for his quirky brand of cozy glamour. This lavishly illustrated volume features a diverse selection of his unique interiors, an inspiration to anyone interested in spirited, eclectic design. Excerpt from Introduction:
“This is a book about dreams coming true; the curiosities in the rooms I have decorated; and the people, artists, and places that have inspired me. When all is said and done and I am long forgotten, maybe someone will find this book in a dusty library—if such a thing still exists—and glimpse a bit of the pleasure my life has given me. I want them to have the sensation of dancing across an MGM soundstage, silhouetted in a klieg light, because that was my intention with this book, a very personal blend of work and fantasy.”
Measuring: 9.8" x 13.0", 300 pages
"I've been cheating on fashion with furniture" 5 Book stack
9.5" wide, approx 6.65" tall
By Tim Flach
Since the wolf first snuck into the caves of our ancestors to take warmth from the fire, dogs have been man’s constant companion. Dogs, multi-award-winning photographer Tim Flach’s stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed Equus, delves deep into the psyche of this enduring bond with Canis familiaris to present an exquisite study of “man’s best friend.”
From specimens on show at Crufts and Westminster to shelter dogs lovingly rescued by volunteers; from the grace and agility of racing greyhounds to adored domestic companions; from Afghan hounds to Hungarian komondors to Chinese crested, the images featured in Dogs promise to deliver one of the most appealing, popular, and exciting photographic tributes to dogs ever published.
Frida Kahlo was not only an iconic artist, she was also a bold beauty and an avant-garde fashionista whose timeless sense of style continues to inspire and influence the worlds of fashion, media, and art today. Fashion is an optical effect that Frida employed with shrewd artistic intention. Frida knew that life is theater, and fashion was her costume. Frida understood the importance of image and attitude, no matter who you are. The canvas was Frida’s mirror, and she was the painter, the model, and the painting—author, subject, medium, and object. Frida was her own best work of art.
Whether she was in Mexico City, New York, or Paris, Frida Kahlo’s unique multicultural aesthetic mélange created an exciting and matchless style that made her the center of attention wherever she went. The impact of Frida’s fashion fusion still generates an infectious attraction the world over. International fashion magazines feature editorials that clearly display Frida’s influence; fashion designers, photographers, and models continue to channel her indomitable spirit; filmmakers, songwriters, and artists of all kinds create new works that reflect her singular aesthetic. Fashion as the Art of Being is a vibrant tribute to Frida Kahlo’s bold character, style, and art, a fascinating journey reflecting the kaleidoscopic ways Frida’s unique story and personality have been interpreted and adapted as few others in our time.
11" x 14", 184 Pages
By Hunt Slonem
The Colonel Louis Watres Armory, built in 1900 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is Slonem’s latest project that showcases the artist’s novel take on interior design—matching vibrant, multicolor interiors with a bricolage of historically potent and rare items found from around the world. This system of “collectorating,” or collecting and decorating, has become Slonem’s trademark and can be found across the artist’s multiple historical properties around the country. Through the course of its century-old lifetime the 102,000-square-foot space has served not only as an armory, but a performance hall for Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff, a whistle-stop for campaigning presidents, and even briefly as a clinic. Gatekeeper: World of Folly walks readers through this masterpiece room-by room, object by object, filling us with the sense of wonder for which the artist is so well‑known.
The cigar has arrived. Long relegated to boardrooms and backroom card tables, the cigar has emerged to attain mass appeal while still holding on to its macho mystique. Amid the wide assortment of cigars available, the Havana stands head and shoulders above the rest. Grown on patches of land at the western tip of Cuba, cured, and rolled following centuries-old traditions, for decades illegal in the United States, it has a flavor— and a cachet—all its own.
From Christopher Columbus to Fidel Castro, the Havana cigar is deeply enmeshed in Cuba’s history. An ideal introduction for the cigar neophyte as well as a superb guide for the aficionado, this book explores the making of the legendary cigar, revealing the 316 maneuvers necessary to make one, and illuminating details about its various production sites. Beautiful imagery takes the reader into the artisanal world that has given the island an unmistakable ambiance. Also included is a catalogue raisonnéof Havana cigars, essential to any collector. After two years in Cuba researching the production of the cigar, Charles Del Todesco has penned a remarkable testament to this legendary status symbol, reviewing the hallowed history of cigars in Cuba, and describing in detail the processes involved in creating them. Original photography by Patrick Jantet reveals the beauty of the land and the hands and faces of the craftsmen and -women behind each Havana cigar. Also included is an invaluable catalogue raisonné of Havana cigars.
9" x 11¾", 250 Pages
By Patricia Mears
IMPACT is the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, exploring the influence of the careers of America’s most influential designers over the last five decades. Anchored by Patricia Mears’s illuminating essay on the history of the CFDA, this book incorporates over 300 personal Impact statements from the most important names in American fashion, including Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler, and Donna Karan. Illustrated with many never-before-seen images, this is the ultimate fashion who’s who and a celebration of this important fashion organization. Accompanied by elegant images of these career-changing moments, this book is the definitive word on the voice of American fashion.
One of the most iconic names in international luxury, Mandarin Oriental has been delighting guests since the opening of its flagship hotel, The Mandarin, in 1963 in Hong Kong. Featuring archival photographs from the original establishments and sumptuous details of the most recent additions to the collection, this beautiful slipcase volume honors the Group’s fiftieth anniversary, celebrates its rich history and brilliant legacy, and reveals the secrets of Mandarin Oriental’s welcoming spirit.
Mandarin Oriental devotees, including Grammy-winning opera singer Cecilia Bartoli, Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, renowned architect I.M. Pei, heads of state and world travelers cherish the impeccable service, innovative and refined cuisine, elegant design, opulent spas, and welcoming smiles that greet them each time they visit. Tradition and innovation fuse seamlessly in each hotel, where luxury meets comfort. From Asia to Europe, every hotel in its chic portfolio offers the perfect expression of the Mandarin Oriental spirit.
11" x 14", 192 Pages
By Ken Fulk
Working out of The Magic Factory, a 15,000- square-foot think tank in San Francisco, Ken Fulk specializes in interior design, special events, and architecture. Whether he is creating fantastic homes, throwing the opening party of a museum show, or planning large-scale events (like the famous wedding of Facebook’s Sean Parker in a redwood forest), Fulk’s work is always remarkable and stylish and sometimes over the top. Featuring more than 200 color photos with accompanying narration by the designer, Mr. Ken Fulk’s Magical World showcases the best of his luxurious environments over the past decade: gorgeous dwellings he has designed for notable clientele; his own three homes; stunning examples of his party and event designs; and even a private jet.3
“We were all nomads once,” declares noted travel writer Herbert Ypma. Nomad Deluxe reawakens this deep-seated universal desire to jump on a plane, train, or boat and escape to the most distant reaches of the globe. From the remote Siwa Oasis in Egypt to the rugged Adirondacks, from a frigid ice hotel in the Arctic Circle to the craters of the arid Atacama Desert, and from the Aeolian Islands to Zighy Bay and everywhere in between, this book is an authentic guide to being a modern-day nomad in the know, to experience these thrilling adventures armed with the expertise of those who have already left their footprints. Discover Ying Yang, the wave phenomenon caused by a reef in the Maldives; follow a Berber guide across the Atlas Mountains; and explore new and exotic travel destinations never before imagined. Ypma’s well-informed commentary and gripping anecdotes make Nomad Deluxe an inspiring read. One look at his remarkable original photography, and suitcases will practically pack themselves.
10" x 13", 250 Pages
A symbol of classic gentlemanly elegance since the 19th century, the Panama has topped the heads of such greats as Roosevelt, Churchill, Napoleon, and the Duke of Windsor. This volume delves into the hat’s remarkable history, production process, and variety of shapes, while celebrating the grace of living of its country of origin: Ecuador. Panama: Legendary Hats pays fitting tribute to the “aristocrat of the straw hats.”
This book is a brand new edition of the Assouline classic, Panama: A Legendary Hat.
9" x 11¾", 196 Pages
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin has been pushing boundaries for the past 250 years. From inventing rosé champagne in 1775 to collaborating with innovators such as Andrée Putman and the Campana Brothers, with each passing century the legendary label goes above and beyond to challenge itself with new initiatives to energize and excite its enthusiasts.
When Madame Clicquot, who had become the veuve (widow) Clicquot Ponsardin, inherited the house in 1805, she followed the motto “Only one quality, the finest” and created the first vintage and the riddling rack, two major innovations for champagne production. Centuries later, the brand behind the characteristic yellow label continues to make history, going beyond champagne to represent a complete lifestyle. In 2010, Veuve Clicquot’s home base in Reims reopened after an extensive four-year renovation by interior designer Bruno Moinard. Contemporary works by Yayoi Kusama, Karen Knorr, and Pablo Reinoso now adorn the eighteenth-century wood paneling at the Hôtel du Marc—a perfect combination of design, art, and gastronomy that acts as a center for sharing and spreading the wealth of a magnificent wine. Veuve Clicquot is the drink of choice in spring at Goodwood Circuit in the United Kingdom, in summer on the polo lawns of New York, and in winter on Carnival chariots in Rio.