Monday, November 29, 2010

All I want for Christmas is a bookshelf full of books...

Whenever I walk into an Anthropologie, the closest one is at The Sommerset Collection in Troy, MI., I always am drawn to their clever collection of books.  Whomever buys for them does an amazing job of selecting the unique and inspiring.
Here are a few off of the Anthropologie book page that I would love to see under the tree this year!

Funny, scientific and practical, Gretchen Rubin's quest for increasing her happiness begins with small steps - going to bed earlier, getting organized - and culminates with her trying to build upon those happy achievements.

A Perfectly Kept House Is The Sign Of A Misspent Life

Mary Randolph Carter presents a design book for those of us whose preferred aesthetic is clutter (not mess!) and who value open windows and unmade beds. Full of photos, design advice and essays that illustrate how to exalt the beauty of imperfection and to live perfectly while doing so.

This delightfully thoughtful and charming analysis of style from Rebecca Moses is filled with words of wisdom, humor, and tips on about how to develop our own personal styles.

Letting nature write the menu, Slow Food advocates Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann offer up the most delicious of what each season provides. Tender, green things in spring. Ripe, juicy meals in summer. The bounty of the harvest in autumn. Rich braises and tart preserves in winter. The result is a year of discovery of fresh ingredients and succulent dishes.

Any great books you are wishing for?  Please share your ideas, I would love to hear them!

1 comment:

  1. I might have to add a few of those books to my Christmas list as well. I have heard great things "A Perfectly Kept House Is The Sign Of A Misspent Life".