In need of some inspiration, I brought home three new books: Home by Ellen DeGeneres, Simple Matters by Erin Boyle, and Design Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney. These are three very different books, but they all had something to teach me, and I completely gobbled them up in a single afternoon.
The need/read, want/wear blog classic, nicely sums up what I’m coveting right now. Need: For my dry lips, Aesop’s lip cream is the only thing that works. And packaged in a tube, it’s just a little more fun than the average lip balm. Read: The first book by street-style-queen-blogger, Garance Dore´, is on my nightstand.
A while ago I came across some pictures by the Russian photographer Alexandra Bachkareva. Her luminous portraits show the natural beauty of freckles and I thought the images would be perfect for a book. Imagine my surprise when I found out a new coffee table book celebrating freckles is coming out in time for Christmas.
The Kinfolk Home is here. And it is beautiful, from front cover to back cover and everything in between. I highly recommend you get your own copy (because I’ve already drooled all over this one). Photos: Charlotte Coffey
Last weekend I took the chance to snuggle up on the couch with a juicy apple and my new book, The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes. This is the third book from Monocle following The Monocle Guide to Better Living and The Monocle Guide to Good Business.