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Hot off the presses: A roundup of the latest design books

design books | February 13, 2017
Tomes from architects William Hefner and Keith Summerour take their place on the shelf alongside books chronicling the work of designer Marshall Watson, renowned firm Harrison Design, and the team of collector Chara Schreyer and interior designer Gary Hutton in this season’s roundup of design bo...

Alberto Alessi debuts design book

design books | January 26, 2017
The new design book The Dream Factory: Alessi Since 1921, shares a glimpse of Alessi’s history; the company, which was founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi, is now in what it calls its third transformation, with Alberto Alessi, president—and author of the book—at the helm. Published by Rizzol...

Luxe releases fourth edition of ‘The Luxury of Home’

design books | December 1, 2016
Luxe Interiors + Design has released the fourth-annual edition of The Luxury of Home, a book series that is distributed only via MediaJet’s network of 270 private airports across North America. The publication covers a number of regions and features localized residential real estate information,...

Business author Keith Granet targets designers with second book

design books | October 28, 2016
Management consultant Keith Granet, whose book The Business of Design (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011) targeted designers, will soon release The Business of Creativity, a follow-up tome that reaches out to creatives of all stripes. The author sat down to chat with EAL about his latest offer...

Rare design book makes Kickstarter debut

design books | October 20, 2016
The first-ever modern-day artist’s book, originally created in 1927 by Italian futurist Fortunato Depero as a venue for both his craft and his ideas, may soon experience new life. Depero Futurista, also known as The Bolted Book, for the two industrial aluminum bolts that served as its binding, i...

Farrow & Ball celebrates 70th anniversary

design books | October 10, 2016
To mark its 70th anniversary, Farrow & Ball has launched a 1940s-inspired wallpaper collection inspired by the decade in which it was founded. The collection includes three designs, Arcade, Gable and Enigma. Also on the calendar: the launch of coffee-table tome and photo-laden instructional ...

Hot off the press: A roundup of the latest design books

design books | October 4, 2016
Feel free to judge some of this season’s books by their covers. The latest tomes in EAL’s roundup merge design and art, form and function.  Signature Spaces: Well-Travelled Interiors, by Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen The pair behind Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Limited, AD100 ...

Christiane Lemieux offers look inside her new tome

design books | September 26, 2016
“The best way to learn is by asking questions,” Christiane Lemieux, founder of DwellStudio and author of Undecorate, says in the opening of her new coffee table tome meets textbook, The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles and Details (Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $60). “But, with respect t...

35 design entrepreneurs tell their tales in new book

design books | March 7, 2016
DesignHER, the premiere tome from Julianne Taylor, creative director and founder of Taylor Burke Home, reveals the stories behind the successes of 35 female entrepreneurs. Taylor chats with EAL about her favorite stories and shares top takeaways for designers looking to improve their businesses....

Winter’s crop of design books debuts on shelves

design books | December 29, 2015
Belated-holiday-gift givers, fret no longer: This season’s selection of design books is ideal for presents and housewarming gifts. EAL’s book roundup is stocked with history-buff-approved tomes, warm-weather inspiration and all-around design savvy. Scroll on for more on the best reads: Sust...

Hot off the press: 6 standouts in the latest crop of design books

design books | September 21, 2015
September heralds the start of the school year, but for those who haven’t seen the inside of a classroom in ages, this season’s selection of design tomes will inspire even long-lapsed students to hit the proverbial books. Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors opens with a word fr...

100 interiors, explored with journalist Dominic Bradbury

design books | August 20, 2015
Design journalist Dominic Bradbury stepped into dozens of unique spaces for his upcoming design tome Interiors in Detail: 100 Contemporary Rooms, which debuts from Monacelli next month. Bradbury chatted with EAL about what it was like to go behind the scenes in select spaces around the globe. ...

Hot off the press: Five new design (and design-inspired) tomes

design books | August 3, 2015
Work meets life in a handful of the latest books to hit the shelves, with a few spotlighting designers who introduce their readers to their home, their lifestyle and, in one case, a personal struggle. Tricia Foley's Tricia Foley Life|Style: Elegant Simplicity at Home (Rizzoli New York) channe...

Hot off the press: Five books to inspire, inform, entertain

design books | June 19, 2015
From cape-side renovations to refreshed (and refreshing) gardens, some of the most recent design tomes reflect the spirit of the sunniest season. EAL explores the latest, along with a few glimpses into evergreen reads fitting for any month. More than 300 houses on the New England shore have b...

Pierre Frey takes over the seventh floor of Bergdorf Goodman

design books | June 9, 2015
Pierre Frey launched its latest tome, “Pierre Frey: Inspiring Interiors” in the U.S. with a book-signing party held at Bergdorf Goodman on June 3 with a stunning installation of the brand's products on the store’s seventh floor serving as a backdrop. The book celebrates the textile company’s 80th...

Hot off the press: Eight new design books for April and May

design books | April 10, 2015
Showhouses inspire while they are open, but design books can inspire forever—or at least until the next bestseller lands on the shelf. Editor at Large has picked eight of the top titles to pique designers' interests this April and May. From the luxurious textiles of Pierre Frey to designer Jason ...

Paul Wiseman reinterprets and refines classical design

design books | April 8, 2015
In his book Inner Spaces, San Francisco-based interior designer Paul Vincent Wiseman dissects his design process, expalining his holistic approach that emphasizes attention to detail and superior craftsmanship. The founder of The Wiseman Group also discusses select projects in the book in specia...

Hot off the press: 10 new design books to round out the season

design books | March 13, 2015
Whether looking for books by interior designers or on interior designers, green design or garden design, or something else altogether, Editor at Large has compiled a selection of texts to check out this spring. Nicky Haslam’s A Designer’s Life offers a rare glimpse into the mind and rooms of one ...

SANDOW releases two new design publications

design books | December 29, 2014
Rejoice, design enthusiasts! You now have two new tomes from SANDOW to pore over: a 465-page softcover book featuring homes across the country and a book with some of the best examples of education, museum and theater design across the globe. The Luxury of Home, slated to be an annual publicatio...

Kathryn Ireland launches book at Michael Bruno’s NYC home

event recaps | December 22, 2014
Portions of the New York design community recently came together at the home of 1stdibs Founder Michael Bruno to launch interior designer Kathryn Ireland’s latest book, Inspired By… Inspired By... The event, which took place inside Bruno’s brownstone, included collegial attendees such as actr...

Hot off the press: Three new design books round out the season

design books | November 4, 2014
Craving a new page-turner? It’s November, which means it's time for a new list of book releases. No need to dash to the bookstore quite yet; Editor at Large has highlighted select books that have come out in September and October, and now offers a peek inside three making their debut just in time...

Hot off the press: 13 new design books debuting this month

design books | October 1, 2014
Craving a new page-turner? Another month has come and gone, which means its time for a new list of book releases. No need to dash to the bookstore just yet. Editor at Large will be highlighting select books coming out each month, from now through November. Here's a peek inside 13 making their deb...

Hot off the press: 16 new design books kick off the season

design books | September 3, 2014
Fall’s arrival brings not only the pumpkin spice latte but also a deluge of design books. Nearly 50 books hit shelves last fall and this season will prove equally abundant with new titles. No need to dash to the book store just yet. Editor at Large will be highlighting select books coming out...

Hot off the press: Six design books debut in May

design books | April 30, 2014
Following the release of more than a dozen intriguing design, architecture and garden books last month, six more are hitting the shelves in May. Read on to find out which books are worth digging into this month.    Dakota, Apthorp, San Remo are legendary New York apartment buildings that evok...

Hot off the press: A dozen design books debut in April

design books | April 1, 2014
The design industry has kicked into high gear this month as 12 new design, architecture and garden books are hitting the shelves to inspire readers for spring. Read on to find out which books may tickle your fancy.    One Man’s Folly (Rizzoli) by Julia Reed presents Furlow Gatewood’s magic...

Hot off the press: Nine new design books kick off the season

design books | March 3, 2014
Designers and publishers have been busy producing record numbers of design books—nearly 50 hit shelves last fall, and a similar number can be expected again this year. "I cannot speak for the other publishers but our fall list is about the same this year as last year," said Jessica Napp, asso...

Hot off the press: 12 new design books round out the season

design books | November 5, 2013
Over the past few months, close to 50 books have been released to inspire designers and design enthusiasts across the country and beyond—and it’s not over yet. Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, a dozen new books are being released, rounding out this massive book season. Inte...
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