There’s no denying that books hold a special power. Whether you pick one up to learn something new, gain a little inspiration, or attempt to catch up on your latest reading list, books are an escape. There’s nothing quite like sitting down, coffee in hand (hot or iced), and paging through an art book with its glossy, colorful pages or poring over the sketches of your favorite fashion designers.
I’ve rounded up six beautiful books that are guaranteed to dress up your coffee table (or desk, bedside table, or floor) and brighten your day. If you are what you read, then I’d recommend these.
1—Things We Love by Kate Spade New York. Step into the world of Kate Spade New York. Travel to NYC for a pretzel, gain a new appreciation for typography, learn to cha-cha, discover new (old) photography, create a playlist, and more!
2—New York Fashion by Sonnet Stanfill. From “sportswear chic” to “avant-garde,” this book takes you into the roots, rhymes, and reasons of New York fashion.
3—Paris Versus New York by Vahram Muratyan. In an illustrated yet minimalist fashion, this book takes you from Paris to New York (and back again) with a turn of a page.
4—The Fashion Book by Phaidon Press. From A to Z in roughly 503 pages, you can explore world-renowned designers, publications, and Hollywood stars. In this well-loved and popular book, you can even brush up your fashion vocabulary with its glossary of fashion terms in the back.
5—Places to Go, People to See by Kate Spade New York. Perfect for anyone struck with wanderlust, this book is full of inspiring places and people. It’s all in the title.
6—Gauguin by René Huyghe. Time to enjoy art for arts sake. Even if you prefer Warhol over Gauguin or Matisse over, well, everyone, owning at least one art book is necessary to inspire any kind of mind.
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