Design Books for Holiday Gifts

Books to buy

’Tis the season for meh blockbuster movies and really great design books. Here are a few not to be missed:

Grace Bonney, the founder of Design*Sponge, the website dedicated to the creative community, and author of the national bestseller Design*Sponge at Home, took on In the Company of Women (Artisan) as a project of the heart. Long a proponent of makers and female entrepreneurs who start creative businesses, she profiles over 100 women of multiple races, ages, and industries, and shares their insights and advice.

Rebecca Atwood is an artist and textile designer. Her book, Living With Pattern: Color, Texture, and Print at Home (Clarkson Potter), is filled with clear, DIY ideas about how to use pattern in your home.

Gardenista, an offshoot of the website Remodelista, has gathered together garden design ideas that are approachable and beautiful in Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces (Artisan Books). Perfect inspiration for dreaming about next spring’s gardens.

 By Chris Lee

 

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