One thing that I really missed while living in Germany was spending the day at the bookstore. I could spend hours looking at books, flipping thru magazines, and searching for a new read. Yes, they do have book stores in Germany and some do have a small English section, but the selection is limited. The also have some great design books but sometimes looking at the pictures just isn’t enough. Yesterday I finally made my first trip to the bookstore since returning home. While the kids worked on their summer reading I took advantage and combed the racks for some summer reading of my own.
Here are some old favorites and a few new releases that whose flair for color really caught my eye.
1. Kate Spade New York: Things We Love: Twenty Years of Inspiration, Intriguing Bits and Other Curiosities by Kate Spade and Deborah Lloyd
3. Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style by Will Taylor
4. Jonathan Adler 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life by Jonathan Adler
5. The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes by Justina Blakeney
I also ran across this great periodical Style at Home Weekend Makeovers which is full of inspiring projects and lots and lots of color. Bonus, this one is available online so you don’t even have to go to the book store to read it.
I took a couple of these home with me and the rest are going on my wish list for next time.