Update your coffee table with these COVETABLE BOOKS …
Living With Florals
Harness the beauty of flower power in your home with inspo from nature-filled interiors, insiders secrets and step-by-step guides to inspire home decorators of all tastes and lifestyles.
Modern Living – Grandiflora, Interiors Inspired by Nature by Claire Bingham, TeNeues, €33.15.
“My favourite garment is the one I invent for a life that does not yet exist, the world of tomorrow,” so says Pierre Cardin, who celebrates 70 years of design experimentation. He was the first couturier to create a global brand and this visual history reinforces his unique and futuristic vision from the Bubble dress to the Cosmocorps line.
Pierre Cardin by Jean-Pascal Hesse, Assouline, €185.
Style Me Pretty
Bar carts are the furniture item du jour and this book offers 20 different styled set-ups with accompanying recipes. Choose from the inviting whiskey cart, the fun and fresh punch cart, the cosy and compact tray cart, or mix and match to suit your style.
The Art of the Bar Cart: Styling & Recipes by Vanessa Dina and text by Ashley Rose Conway, Chronicle Books, €18.80.
Dolce Vita Baubles
Jewellery historian Vivienne Becker traces the Roman house’s high jewellery collection, bringing to life the heritage and flair of the designs.
Bulgari: The Joy of Gems, Magnificent High Jewelry Creations by Vivienne Becker, Assouline, €250.
Nature As Art
Forty of British sculptor Andy Galsworthy’s most recent projects, in Europe and the US, are as beautiful as they are thought-provoking. Harnessing nature (sunlight, sedimentation, plant growth and decay) as well as working with stone, clay and wood; this is timeless and classic Galsworthy.
Andy Galsworthy Projects, Abrams, €70 approx.
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