Wednesday, June 29, 2011

{a few reading materials ...}

Any one with me when I confess to being obsessed with books? I just ADORE them. I love reading them, decorating with them, and just generally being surrounded by them. Here are a few on my radar:

I was excited to learn that the former editor in cheif of the beloved Domino mag, Deborah Needleman, is coming out with a book entitled, 'The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well.' It's described as "the must-have guide describing 80 items that are all one needs for a livable, comfortable, and undeniably stylish home." I can't wait!! It's set to hit shelves on November 1st. Perfect Christmas gift for all your design-savvy friends or what?

I finally ordered a copy of Kelly Wearstler's, 'Hue.' I know, I know, I am way behind. I can't wait to flip through this beauty. And speaking of Ms. Wearstler, you have to hop over to sketch42, and take a visual tour of Kelly's LA office through blogger Nicole Cohen's eyes. I am so jealous, how amazing would it be to meet this design star??

On a non-design related note, I've begun to read Gretchen Rubin's, 'The Happiness Project.' I'm excited to work through this book in accordance with my 'better at 30 than I felt at 20' mantra for the year. I've been thinking a lot lately about what I want to do with my life, my five year plan, and even though I am already a very happy person, I think it will be good for me to really think about what I am trying to achieve. Have you read this book? If so, what did you think?

Finally, for a little 'light' reading, be sure to flip through another fabulous issue of High Gloss magazine! There's loads of eye candy you don't wanna miss.

Oooh, and Dabble mag's latest issue was released today as well ... I can't wait to dig in!

Any summer reads you have been enjoying lately? I'd love to hear!


Ivana said...

I´m definitely same as you: a huuuge books lover! I love reading, flipping through inspirational pages, bringing the fabulous ideas into life!
Thanks for this great inspiration, I can´t wait to lay my hands on that first book!

I´ve just discovered your blog and immediately fell in love! I so adore and admire everything you do!

xx Ivana

meenal@maison marigold said...

great picks, nancy..thankyou for sharing the news about deborah needleman's upcoming book...just put it on my wish-list..have a wonderful visit my blog when you have a moment..warm hugs..xx meenal

Blue Fruit said...

Yep, fellow book addict here. Novels, reference books, vintage ones, new best sellers, the dusty ones you find in the back of old book shops...any Penguin classic books with the orange spine, architecture books... oh dear, shall I go on? I have bookshelves in almost every room of my house.

And while it is nice to read books and magazines in e readers, I just love to turn the pages of a real book and savour it.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

great list! ill have to check these out. xoxo jillian:: stop by! i'm hosting a jewelry giveaway

Rachael @ Roco Rennie said...

I love books and think every home should have a bookcase in some form!! Novel wise, one of all time favs is called Shaows of the Wind - written by a spanish authuor and translated into English is a must read!!! Sorry for lack of comments last week, mad busy but was still reading :))

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

I just started reading The Help this past weekend. I'm only up to page 50, but I'm really liking it so far. The movie is coming out in August - it was actually the trailer for the movie that made me want to read the book.

tina / half of what I say said...

I NEED that first book, looks fabulous! Kind of reminds me of Nina Garcia's The One Hundred. About the pieces every woman must have in her wardrobe, it is excellent. Thanks for all the great recs!

Kathysue said...

Hi Nancy I like your reading choices!! I also love the way you view your life. You have the bull by the horns as the saying goes and have such promise for your future. What is most important is you know where your true joy and strength comes from. You have your priorities straight that is the first thing that we all need to look at!! Kathysue

Maureen at The Inglenook Decor said...

The Happiness Project sounds like a good read. I definitely need to check it out!

Design Elements said...

love the Happiness Project. I've read it... I don't know how many times :-) hugs

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I like your selection. Another great soon-to-be-released decor book is by Grace Bonney, the design*sponge author, that one will be fab!

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