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The New Bohemians:
Cool & Collected Homes

By Justina Blakeney
Stewart, Tabori and Chang
304 pages

LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant or even a pop-up shop. The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, and a “Plant-O-Pedia” offer insight into achieving this aesthetic.


Frank Lloyd Wright: A Life

By Ada Louise Huxtable
Penguin Publishing Group
272 pages

Renowned architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable’s biography Frank Lloyd Wright looks at the architect and the man, from his tumultuous personal life to his long career as a master builder. Along the way she introduces Wright’s masterpieces, from the tranquil Fallingwater to Taliesin, rebuilt after tragedy and murder, not only exploring the mind of the man who drew the blueprints but also delving into the very heart of the medium, which he changed forever.






By Ellen DeGeneres
Grand Central Publishing
304 pages

Ellen DeGeneres has bought and renovated nearly a dozen homes over the last 25 years and has launched a design show on HGTV: Ellen’s Design Challenge. In Home, she will—for the first time—open up about her love of home design and style. DeGeneres believes, “You don’t have to have money to have good taste,” and she plans to share her secrets and design ideas, with advice on how to get high-end looks on a mid-level budget. Full of hundreds of beautiful photographs of seven of her own homes, as well as places she visits for inspiration, this book will be a treasure trove of beautiful rooms and hundreds of ideas and tips on putting together the home you’ve always wanted.




Ian Schrager: Works

By Ian Schrager
408 pages

Long awaited, this volume spans almost 40 years of contemporary high design as masterminded by Ian Schrager. Known for being the originator of the mythical Studio 54, as well as a creator of the boutique hotel, Ian Schrager has done much more than create, design and manage hotels, restaurants, clubs, residential buildings and various real estate developments throughout the world. He has challenged and redefined the idea of luxury and glamour. These spaces are renowned destinations for evening social spaces and fabulous, memorable parties as well as restful, urban oases. This book presents many never-before-seen photographs from hotels such as the Morgans, Paramount, Delano, Mondrian and the famed Gramercy Park Hotel in New York that Schrager collaborated on with painter Julian Schnabel; residential properties, including 40 Bond Street and 50 Gramercy Park North; and the legendary club Studio 54.




Tiny House Living: Ideas For Building & Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet

By Ryan Mitchell
Betterway Home
176 pages

Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, “greener,” more meaningful life in the face of society’s “more is better” mindset. This book explores the philosophies behind the tiny house lifestyle, helps you determine whether it’s a good fit for you and guides you through the transition to a smaller space. For inspiration, you’ll meet tiny house pioneers and hear how they built their dwellings (and their lives) in unconventional, creative and purposeful ways. They’ll invite you in, show you around their cozy abodes and share lessons they learned along the way.




John Robshaw Prints: Textiles, Block Printing, Global Inspirations, and Interiors

By John Robshaw
Chronicle Books
176 pages

Design enthusiasts and armchair travelers will love circling the globe with celebrated textile designer John Robshaw. From batiks in Java to ikats in Thailand and indigo printing in India, Robshaw reveals the lush inspiration behind his signature style while highlighting step-by-step block printing techniques from local artisans and masters. Robshaw provides a rare glimpse into his creative process, wherein he blends traditional methods with his own painterly style for entirely unique creations and shares tips for incorporating textiles into any space. Brimming with beautiful photographs of covetable textiles, far-flung destinations and eye-catching interiors, this luxe, fabric-covered book is an eclectic visual tour of the rich tradition of textile printing.